Sinai PMR Medical Student Elective

 

DEPARTMENT:

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

TITLE OF COURSE:

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Elective

COURSE DIRECTOR:

    Melanie Brown, M.D.

DESCRIPTION AND GOALS OF COURSE:

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), also referred to as Physiatry, is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis, evaluation, and management of persons of all ages with acute and chronic, physical and/or cognitive impairment and disability. Physiatrists use history, physical, functional assessment, electrodiagnostic techniques, therapeutic exercise, mechanical agents, injection procedures, and other modalities, to assess physical disabilities, prevent further deterioration, and promote recovery and/or adaptation. Physiatrists provide leadership to multidisciplinary teams concerned with maximal restoration and development of physical, psychological, social, occupational and vocational functions in persons whose abilities have been limited by disease, trauma, congenital disorders, or pain. The goal of the physiatrist is to enable people to achieve their maximum level of function.

This elective offers the participant an opportunity to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The participant will learn the roles and contributions of a variety of allied health care professionals, including but not limited to physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, rehabilitation nurses, psychologists, and social workers. Working closely with the faculty the participant will learn to evaluate and manage patients who are disabled because of a variety of impairments. Impairments may be due to any of the following: cardiopulmonary disease, work or sports related injuries, joint and connective tissue disorders, musculo-skeletal disorders, neuromuscular disorders, pain issues, amputations, and brain disorders. The participant will have an opportunity to work closely with the faculty and will gain both inpatient and outpatient experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

 

DURATION:

    2 to 4 weeks

The weekly schedule for this elective can be tailored to the participant’s wants and needs, and may emphasize any one, or a combination, of the following: outpatient musculo-skeletal rehabilitation, outpatient pain management, inpatient general rehabilitation, inpatient brain injury rehabilitation, inpatient stroke rehabilitation, and inpatient orthopedic rehabilitation.

 

HOURS OF PARTICIPATION:

    Full-time

 

NUMBER OF STUDENTS:

    2

 

LOCATION:

    Sinai Hospital of Baltimore

 

TIME OF YEAR AVAILABLE:

    All Year


For Program Information Contact:     For Application and Requirements Contact:
Lucretia Wilson  Carolyn Dallas
PM&R Residency Program Graduate Medical Education
                Sinai Hospital of Baltimore  Sinai Hospital of Baltimore                
                lawilson@lifebridgehealth.org   cdallas@lifebridgehealth.org