Note: Students will be assigned to various sites and have their own transportation.
At the end of the rotation, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the breadth of the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and an awareness of how the field functions in the healthcare setting.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the team approach in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the importance of communication skills.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the Physiatrist’s role in the management of patient’s with disabling conditions.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple facets involved in the management of patients with disabling conditions.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple therapeutic interventions routinely used by Physiatrists.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the rehabilitation therapy prescriptions provided by Physiatrists.
7. Obtain a functional history from patients with neurological and musculoskeletal impairments.
8. Perform physical examinations with a focus on the neurological and musculoskeletal examinations.
Length of Rotation: 2 weeks (maximum- 1 student)
Scheduling Restriction: N/A.
Student's Class Level: 4th year
Prerequisite: Completion of all clerkship medical school clinical rotations.
Accept Visiting Students: No
The rotations in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation are limited to the third, fourth, and fifth clinical years of medical school. The student is expected to be an active member of one of the orthopaedic teaching teams listed below. The student will have the opportunity to assist in the management of orthopaedic in-patients as well as receive operating room experience in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Participation in the orthopaedic outpatient clinics will afford the student experience in the evaluation and treatment of common musculoskeletal conditions. It is recommended that students take call with the orthopaedic resident in the emergency room to gain insight into the principles of acute fracture management. The student's clinic and operating room experience will be supplemented by weekly subspecialty conferences in addition to the Wednesday and Friday morning residents’ education program. The rotation is offered throughout the year without restrictions to start and end dates. Site assignments are made with the Registrar once the student/subintern has been scheduled.
Rotations Choices Include:
Inpatient: Adult Reconstruction and Orthopaedic Oncology, Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Care, Pediatrics Orthopaedics, Spine Surgery
Outpatient: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Final rotation assignments will be made after successful scheduling of the subinternship, approximately one month in advance of the start date of the rotation. Once you receive your final schedule, you can contact Ms. Umlauf at 203-785-6907 and pick up “Orthopedic Surgery: Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System” a review article that is required to be read before the rotation begins.
Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum- 5 students)
Scheduling Restriction: None; please contact Kathryn Umlauf with questions.
Student's Class Level: 3rd, 4th, 5th year
Prerequisite: 1st and 2nd years of Medical School education. Must speak English. Students should contact Kathy Umlauf at 203-785-6907 once they receive their schedule and pick up “Orthopedic Surgery: Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System,” an article that is required to be read before the rotation begins.
Accept Visiting Students: Yes