General Musculoskeletal

Medical Student Elective
General Musculoskeletal Medicine 3706  (arrange)

Rotation Supervisor:
 Dr. Ward Gypson
Designated signer: Joanne Palmer, UVa Musculoskeletal Building, 2nd fl., Suite 240, 243-5631
Duration:  2 weeks
Available: Periods 1-3 reserved for students with a career interest in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Time to report: 8:00 am
Place to report: PM & R Outpatient Clinic, UVa Musculoskeletal Building, 3rd fl., Fontaine
Report to: Dr. Rubendall
Typical day: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Number of students per rotation: 1
Evaluation should be given to: Attending on service
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory. With supervisor’s pre-approval a student may be away no more than 4 days during a 4-week rotation without loss of credit. Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service. Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1. Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Course Description: This course is a general musculoskeletal rotation with special emphasis on manual medicine/osteopathic manipulation; Worker’s Comp., and clinic-based non-spinal procedures.
Goals: Students will see a wide variety of musculoskeletal patients and develop a wide range of musculoskeletal skills. They will learn how to provide care for spinal patients, sports-related injuries and conditions requiring manual medicine. They will also obtain a general understanding of Worker’s Comp. patients.

Students at the University of Virginia need to contact:
Joanne Palmer
UVa Musculoskeletal Center, Suite 240
545 Ray C. Hunt DriveCharlottesville, VA 22908-1004
(434) 243-5631
Fax: (434) 243-5639
Individuals from outside the University need to contact:
Electives Coordinator
 UVA Office of Student Affairs
Box 800739 – McKim Hall
UVA HSC Charlottesville, VA 22908