Medical Student Electives
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
MetroHealth Medical Center is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services in the region. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers full-service programs for head injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, amputation, burns, oncology, major multiple trauma, neurologic conditions, arthritis, orthopaedics, and geriatrics. Inpatient acute rehabilitation services are provided in the 172-bed center, which includes 29 sub-acute rehabilitation beds. The Outpatient Rehabilitation Pavilion, located on the MetroHealth campus, provides state-of-the-art outpatient facilities for dynamic programs in spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, and industrial rehabilitation.
All active Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians hold full-time academic appointments at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and actively participate in undergraduate medical education. Rehabilitation receives a major emphasis at MetroHealth, resulting in a superior environment for learning all aspects of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Weekly didactic lectures are given in addition to Journal Clubs and Grand Rounds. Medical students are encouraged to participate in the clinical, educational, and research activities of the department.