Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a senior elective in Introduction to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Students choosing this elective will receive an introduction to functional rehabilitation of patients with a wide variety of disorders of the central and peripheral nervous system and the musculoskeletal system. They will have the opportunity to work with residents and attending physicians in the care of inpatients and outpatients. They will have the opportunity to learn how a physiatrist evaluates patients and plans a course of treatment utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach that includes the services of physicians, physical, occupational and speech therapists and rehabilitation nursing.