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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Elective

Director: Nicholas Spellman, MD

Location: Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA

Goals

This elective provides a custom designed experience in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation based on the interests of the individual student.  Students can elect for a broad exposure to the field, or concentrate in a specific area including outpatient, acute inpatient, subacute inpatient, trauma, and electromyography testing.  This elective is recommended for students contemplating a career in physical medicine and Rehabilitation as well as those anticipating a career in primary care.

Objectives

The student will...

  • strengthen neurological and musculoskeletal history and examination skills.
  • examine patients, write notes and orders under the supervision of an attending.
  • perform initial consults and follow-up in conjunction with an attending physician.
  • develop an appreciation for the role that physical medicine and rehabilitation plays in the comprehensive management of disabled patients.
  • be encouraged to give a brief (15 minute) presentation on a topic of interest.

TUSM
Course Number

RHB409-BA-O

Duration

4 weeks

Average
Hours per Week

40

Night Call/Weekends

No/No

Capacity

1 student per Block

Alternate Dates
Available

Yes, at the discretion of the Director

Transportation
Required

Yes

On-Campus Housing

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medicine Clerkship.

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.