J501 Clinical Rehabilitation (Montefiore Medical Center)
Students will observed and participate in the clinical and didactic activities of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) training program. All students will develop an appreciation of the PMR practice methodology, including a team approach to the treatment of disordered function. The elective provides an overview of the clinical services offered by PMR. Students will observed the planning and delivery of both physical medicine and rehabilitation care including: acute and subacute general rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal medicine, electrodiagnosis, cardiac rehabilitation, physiatric procedures (including joint and soft tissue injections, botulinum toxin injections for spasticity management, spray and stretch, unna boot application and peripheral nerve blocks.), prosthetics, orthodics, complementary and alternative medicine techniques, wound and foot care and pain management. The elective is located at Montefiore and Einstein hospitals and the Montefiore Medical Park as well as Jacobi Medical Center and Beth Abraham Hospital. Students evaluate and treat inpatients and outpatients in tandem with attending faculty. They also become familiar with the treatment modalities employed by physical and occupational therapy and speech/language pathologists. Students participate in daily work and teaching rounds, team conferences and outpatient clinics. They are responsible for participation in the didactic program, including journal club and other teaching conference presentations. Research opportunities are available upon request.
Dr. Yumei Wang
Students should contact Dr. Wang to arrange elective.
J503 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Beth Abraham Hospital)
The student will be introduced to the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in a variety of subacute and long-term care settings. The student will become familiar with the principles of both subacute restorative rehabilitation for patients of all ages, and geriatric long term rehabilitation. The student will also be introduced to operations in a skilled nursing facility, an adult day health program, and CCM (a comprehensive managed care program) designed to permit the frail elderly and disabled who qualify for nursing home care, to remain functioning in their community. The student will observe and participate in the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team process, and become familiar with physical, occupational, speech and hearing, music and recreation therapies. The roles of the social worker, public health nurse and physician's assistant will be addressed. The student will attend the rehabilitation clinic, prosthetic and orthodic clinic, wheelchair clinic and the electrodiagnostic laboratory. In addition, the student will be familiarized with the principles of functional anatomy, neuromuscular dysfunction, and the application of the computer in cognitive perceptual evaluating training, biofeedback in muscle re-education, and augmentative communication. The student will have the opportunity to participate in a home visit with therapists to plan for independent and safe community living.
Dr. Flora Tabaddor
First day of elective student should report to the 3rd floor, Center for PM&R, Beth Abraham Hospital, 612 Allerton Avenue, Bronx, NY
J803 Sports/Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation (Beth Israel Medical Center)
**Not Available to Visiting Students**
Student will become familiar with the diagnosis and management of both surgical and non-surgical Musculoskeletal entities. State of the art applications of research based training paradigms will be emphasized.
Dr. Robert Gotlin
Contact: Ms. Katherine Horan, 212-870-9028, firstname.lastname@example.org
Modules: 2B, 3A, 3B, 5B, 6A & 6B
Students are to call prior to the onset of the elective