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Course Descriptions

Course Director: Aaron Yang, MD
Course Coordinator: Kara Dyer, BSBA, HCM, C-TAGME

 

PMR 5310 (2 week course)

This rotation will expose students to the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) with an emphasis on musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation. This 2 week rotation will be split between 1 week of acute inpatient rehabilitation service which includes the care of patients with spinal cord injury, stroke, amputations/complex fractures, multiple trauma, traumatic brain injury, and general debilitation. The other week will focus on outpatient exposure of various musculoskeletal and spine conditions, pediatric rehabilitation, sports medicine, and orthotic and amputee medicine. There will be exposure to various procedures including botox injections used for primarily treating spasticity and fluorscopic and ultrasound guided injections. At the conclusion of the two weeks, students will be able to [1] Take a PM&R oriented history, [2] Perform a physical examination with an emphasis on functional status and disability, [3] Formulate rehabilitation goals, and [4] Understand the importance of rehabilitation as part of the post-acute care continuum.

 

PMR 5611 – (4 week regular course)

This rotation will expose students to the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) with an emphasis on musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation. This month long rotation will be split between 2 weeks of acute inpatient rehabilitation service which includes the care of patients with spinal cord injury, stroke, amputations/complex fractures, multiple trauma, traumatic brain injury, and general debilitation. The other 2 weeks will focus on outpatient exposure of various musculoskeletal and spine conditions, pediatric rehabilitation, sports medicine, and orthotic and amputee medicine. There will be exposure to various procedures including botox injections used for primarily treating spasticity and fluorscopic and ultrasound guided injections.

 

PMR 5615 - AI

This Acting Internship will include hands-on exposure to the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) with an emphasis on neurological rehabilitation in the acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital setting. Many of the patients have had acute illness, trauma, surgical procedures, and hospitalization. The student will have an opportunity to follow the patients post-acutely. The primary responsibility as an acting intern is to take care of patients with spinal cord injury, stroke, amputations/complex fractures, multiple trauma, traumatic brain injury, and general debilitation.  The attending physician on the PM&R Service will define participation in patient care. The student will be expected to participate in the evaluation, functional diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with significant impairment and disability who require long-term hospitalization to achieve maximal independence and integrate medical and surgical knowledge in the care of patients in the hospital for rehabilitation.

 

Link to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine