IMED661RM.01 (Reno)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Short Name: IMED661RM.01 Physical Med/Rehab
  • Course Number: IMED661RM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department: Department of Internal Medicine
  • Department Contact: Dawn Younie
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 2 - 4 weeks
  • Preceptors:
    • Elie Elovic, M.D. (RMC and Renown Village)
    • Stefan Humphries, M.D. (RMC and Renown Village)

Please contact the Department of Internal Medicine to verify elective availability.

Goals/Objectives

  • Medical problems commonly encountered on the inpatient rehabilitation medicine service. Ex. neurogenic bowel and bladder, hypertension, diabetes, acute and chronic pain.
  • Improve skills in performing history and physical examinations, especially neurologic and orthopedic problems.
  • Become familiar with rehabilitation therapy services and how these might help improve the function of your hospitalized patients.

Description of Rotation

A two to four week experience on inpatient rehabilitation medicine service at Washoe Village Medical Center, and our consultation service at Washoe Medical Center. The student will round daily on selected patients and participate in the medical management and coordination of the rehabilitation program for these patients, while being directly mentored by our Preceptors. The student shall improve his/her understanding and management of the challenges presented in the above mentioned objectives/goals. The student shall document as appropriate in the medical records of the patients he/she is involved with, under the direct supervision of our Preceptors. The student shall participate in team conferences and family conferences as appropriate. Student shall gain an improved understanding of contributions from our rehab team members including nursing, P.T., O.T. and C.T. therapies, case managers, pharmacists and psychologists.

Evaluation Method

Ongoing evaluation of student performance by the instructor; oral final examination.

Grade

  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives