Medical Student Electives
OBJECTIVE: A comprehensive introduction
to inpatient rehabilitation management in one of the inpatient rehabilitation
units at MetroHealth Medical Center. The student will be able to perform a
rehabilitation History and Physical exam, with its emphasis on functional status
and rehabilitation program goals. The student will be given and opportunity to
present information regarding their patients at rehabilitation team meetings and
in family meetings.
Lastly, the student may gain an appreciation for the medical management of
persons with disability and the interdisciplinary approach unique to Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation.
OFFERED: All months
STUDENTS: Maximum: 2 visiting medical students for each
REQUIRED: Core clerkship in Internal Medicine
DESCRIPTION: The clerkship will consist of a four (4) week
rotation in one of the following areas: General Rehabilitation (orthopaedic,
burn and chronic diseases), Stroke Rehabilitation, Traumatic Brain Injury, or
Spinal Cord Injury. Attendance is required five (5) days weekly, with the
student responsible for 3-5 inpatients under the supervision of an attending.
Night-call is optional.
DUTIES: Initial evaluation and care of rehabilitation
inpatients; attending outpatient clinics, team and family meetings; attending
didactic lectures with optional topic presentation.