IMED661RM.11 (Las Vegas)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Short Name: IMED661RM.11 Physical Med/Rehab
  • Course Number: IMED661RM.11
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Department Contact: Kristen Alexander
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 4 weeks
  • Preceptor: Eric Aguila, M.D.

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.

Goals/Objectives

  • To gain an understanding of medical problems commonly encountered on the inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation medicine service. Ex. Musculoskeletal injuries, stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations.
  • 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

While working on the inpatient services 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.

While working on the outpatient service, the patient will participate in the various specialty clinics (general physiatry, traumatic brain injury, Spinal cord injury, amputee, brace, motorized mobility, electrodiagnostic) learning about the outpatient evaluation and management of patients with neuro musculoskeltal conditions.

Evaluation Method

Ongoing evaluation of student performance by the instructor; One45 evaluation forms; 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

Grading Criteria

• 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

Special Notes

Available only to UNR Med students.