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Visiting Medical Student Clerkships

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Florida)


This elective provides students experience in a broad scope of physiatric practice through direct patient care, educational conferences, and individual study. You will rotate through inpatient and outpatient consult services.

Goals and objectives

The goal of the program is to expose students to the broad spectrum of physiatric practice, including identification of patients who may benefit from physiatric referral.

  1. To improve and refine musculoskeletal physical examination, differential diagnosis, and clinical decision-making skills
  2. To expand clinical evaluation skills to include functional assessment of patients with impairments
  3. To develop a greater understanding of potential rehabilitation team members, including, but not limited to, physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers
  4. To establish appropriate assessment and treatment plans for inpatients and outpatients

Activity outline

You will actively learn how to diagnose and treat a number of conditions in the inpatient and outpatient settings including general orthopedic conditions, sport-related injuries, and hospital-based rehabilitation. You will work with consultants, nurses, and physical therapists to gain experience in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Your time will be split between clinical consultations, inpatient assessments, and dedicated treatment modalities sought to improve orthopedic conditions as well as other disabilities.

Method of evaluation

Evaluation includes feedback from consultants, fellows, and residents via MedHub.