Rehabilitation Medicine

Residency Program

4th Year Medical Student Rotations

Accredited/Visiting Student InformationPicture of man standing at a light at the end of a tunnel

  1. Students from medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) are eligible to take senior electives through The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) and its affiliated hospitals. LCME students are required to register through the VSAS system at least 6 weeks prior to elective date.  Must be senior medical students (MS4) in good academic standing and must submit required documentation through VSAS. There is a fee of $25.00 per elective for visiting medical students.

  2. The Office of Student Services maintains a list of housing available to visiting students. Names and telephone numbers of people with temporary accommodations are available here.

  3. Professional dress and white jacket are required in clinical settings as well as the appropiate identification badge specific to the hospital where rotation is taking place.

Administrative Contact:;

Kim Garza
Academic Programs Coordinator

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (Room 615-E)
7703 Floyd Curl Drive - MC 7798
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
(210) 567-5359
FAX:(210) 567-5354
Email: GarzaK@uthscsa.edu

 

 

Note:

Medical students are required to complete a PMR elective at any accredited medical school to be eligible for application to The UT Health Science Center San Antonio PM&R Residency Training Program.

Off-Campus Preceptorships Not Listed in Catalog

The preceptor should be certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and should have had prior experience in the education of medical students; i.e., participation in a university-based residency program or have faculty experience.

Prior to approval of the selective rotation, the preceptor should provide the following information: an overview of the training experience to be provided, including types and numbers of patients with whom the student will be involved; the nature of the student's activities with patients; facilities utilized, including PM&R services provided; details of the preceptor's supervision of the student and plans for formal and informal teaching activities, tutorial sessions, etc; and information concerning the preceptor's plan for evaluation of the student's performance during the selective.

REHB 4001
Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine (Outpatient and Consultative)

Length of rotation: four-week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable

Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Family Practice, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine or Rheumatology.

The student will participate in patient care activities and limited exposure to electrodiagnostic procedures under the direct supervision of faculty and residents. The student will have exposure to Rehabilitation Medicine from an outpatient and consultative perspective and will attend teaching conferences, lectures, rounds, etc. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Dr. N. Walsh.

REHB 4002
Introduction to Inpatient Rehabilitation

Length of rotation: four-week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable

Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Family Practice, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, ENT, Internal Medicine or Rheumatology.

Will provide the student in-depth exposure to inpatient rehabilitation and the major rehabilitation areas. Experience in diagnosis and comprehensive rehabilitation management of inpatients with strokes, spinal cord injuries, neurologic disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, amputations, chronic pain, and other major disabling conditions. The student will also attend teaching conferences, lectures, and rounds. The selective will be tailored to specific student interest. Comprehensive work-ups and close follow-up of patients will be required. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Dr. J. Neeley.

 

REHB 4005
Combination of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Introduction to Inpatient Rehabilitation, Introduction to Pediatric Rehabilitation and Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury

Length of rotation: four-week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable

Required for students planning to specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and recommended for those desiring a broad Rehabilitation Medicine exposure.

Will provide the student with a good overview of the specialty of PM&R allowing faculty/resident-supervised participation in patient care activities related to Rehabilitation Medicine consultations, electrodiagnostic procedures and Inpatient Rehabilitation. Student will also attend teaching conferences, clinics, lectures, rounds, etc. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. D. Allred, S. Chandler, B. Eapen, J. Halmai, S. Kim, J. Neeley, R. Tapia, M. Trbovich and N. Walsh.

REHB 4006
Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury

Length of rotation: four-week rotation 
Maximum students during period: Variable

Especially recommended for students planning to specialize in Family Practice, Neurosurgery, Neurology,  Orthopaedics, Internal Medicine, Plastic Surgery.

This rotation will provide the student with the opportunity to actively participate in the management of patients who have sustained a spinal cord injury. Working in a state-of-the-art spinal cord facility, students will help treat patients in virtually all aspects of their injury; from acute care to rehabilitation evaluation and treatment, to eventual discharge and outpatient follow-up. Students will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary team under the supervision of faculty and residents. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. S. Chandler, M. Trbovich and A. Young.

REHB 4007
Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care

Length of rotation: four-week rotation
Maximum students during period: Variable

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of wound care, advanced wound therapies and hyperbaric medicine. The student will have the opportunity to observe monoplace and multiple hyperbaric medicine treatments and will review theory of the use of hyperbaric in the 14 UHMS approved therapies.  Complication and controversies of HBO use will be discussed in lecture format.  The student will review common wound problems, diabetes infection, nutrition, venous stasis and arterial insufficiency.  Advanced treatment modalities will be observed and reviewed - wound vbac, collagen, apligraft, OASIS, debriding agents.  NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. Merritt Davis and J. Dennis Alfonso.

 

 

REHB 4009

This course is recommended for students planning to specialize in General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery or other trauma-related fields. The course will provide in-depth exposure to the inpatient rehabilitation of patients with trauma to more than one major organ system (e.g. burns, traumatic brain injury, amputations, spinal injuries, pulmonary, etc). The course will include experience in diagnosis and comprehensive rehabilitation management of inpatients with the trauma to the above systems, as well as the management of co-morbidities (e.g. PTSD, Depression, strokes, spinal cord injuries, chronic pain) and complications of those injuries. The student must attend teaching conferences, lectures, and rounds. This selective will be tailored to specific student interest. Comprehensive work-ups and close follow-up of patients will be required (VA Hospital). NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Drs. B. Eapen and R. Tapia.