PHYSICAL MEDICINE &
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (more generally known as Physiatry) is concerned with the care of adults and children disabled by illness or injury. The primary focus of PM&R is on disabling neurologic and musculoskeletal diseases such as stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy. Other broad conditions, including amputation, arthritis, back pain, disability evaluation, medico-legal review, sports injuries, and chronic pain also are addressed. The close integration of concepts of rehabilitation with the principles and practices of other clinical disciplines is central to the Department's educational philosophy.
Overall Goals of Undergraduate Medical Education Program:
If you are considering PM&R as your specialty choice, or if you would like more information regarding this field, please consider reading a classic article in this regard: "Common Questions Asked by Medical Students About Physiatry", DeLisa et al, American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, vol. 74 n. 2, March/April 1995, pp. 145-154.
PM&R Course Offerings:
RBM 850 - Acting Internship in Rehabilitation Medicine (Inpatient), year 4 elective or requirement
For more information about the medical student curriculum and how to schedule a clinical elective, please contact:
PMR Interest Group For Medical Students:
The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation hosts a routine interest group for medical students. For more information please contact Dr. Sara Salles, D.O. at firstname.lastname@example.org or Bobbie Smith her assistant at email@example.com
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