Fourth Year Medical Student Clerkship

The clerkship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is scheduled as a two-week block. Students are assigned to clinical experiences in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at one of approximately 20 rotations. Didatic presentations are given to the entire group of students on Wednesdays. The final examination is given on the last day of the rotation.

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation seeks to provide the student with the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes to appropriately assess pain or disability due to disorders of the neurologic and musculoskeletal systems, and to participate in a comprehensive team management approach to restore and/or maintain function. Emphasis is placed on evaluating the patient from multiple perspectives, including physical, emotional, psychosocial, vocational, recreational, and family functioning.The primary intent of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation clerkship is to provide the student with the ability to take a functional history and to develop an approach to maximize function in individuals with disability and/or chronic disease. It will also help to prepare the student to make optimum use of physiatric services during his/her career.

Students will be assigned to clinical sites at affiliated hospitals or private practice offices. A syllabus is provided as a CD-ROM which represents a comprehensive introduction to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. For more information contact:

Doreen Muhammad
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 
DOC Suite 3200
90 Bergen Street
Newark, NJ 07103-2499
Phone: (973) 972-3606