Medical Student Elective
Neuro Rehab 3701 (arrange)
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Paul T. Diamond
Designated signer: Joanne Palmer, Fontaine Research Park, Bldg 545, 2nd fl., Suite 240,
Available: Periods 2 & 3 reserved for students with career interest in PM & R; 4, 5 and 7 – 10
Duration: 2 weeks
Time to report: 8:30 a.m.
Place to report: UVa-HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, 2nd floor Nurse’s Station, Fontaine Research Park
Report to: Dr. Diamond
Typical day: 8:30 am-5:00 pm
Number of students per rotation: 1
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.
Evaluation should be given to: Attending on service
Course Description: The rehabilitation hospital includes specialized programs for persons with stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury, multiple trauma/general orthopaedic conditions. Patients are managed by a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team that includes physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, social workers, a nutritionist, neuropsychologist and rehabilitation nurse specialists. Students work closely with all members of the rehabilitation team and observe in the therapy gyms a variety of specialized rehabilitation techniques including therapeutic exercise, ultrasound treatment, electrical stimulation, and aquatic therapy. Students begin to develop the necessary skills to effectively manage the inpatient rehabilitation programs of persons recovering from a variety of illnesses. Students may also rotate on the inpatient consultation service for University Hospital. A didactics program is held weekly on Fridays. No weekend or on-call duty is required. Students interested in outpatient Physiatry may participate one day a week in the outpatient clinics during this rotation or may opt for the full-time outpatient Physiatry elective at the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation outpatient facility within the Musculoskeletal Center at Fontaine.
Students at the University of Virginia need to contact:
UVa Musculoskeletal Center, Suite 240
545 Ray C. Hunt Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22908-1004
Individuals from outside the University need to contact:
UVA Office of Student Affairs
Box 800739 – McKim Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22908