School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Student Rotations

If interested in a student rotation, WSU students contact Ms. Carol Yates - 313-577-1470, Visiting Students please fill out the Guest Student Application Form. For any questions, please contact Ms. Karolina Redziniak - 313-966-3053

 

1. Survey PM&R Rotation – available to year 3 and 4 medical students:
The student will be assigned to at least three different physiatrists. They will spend time on the general rehabilitation ward, consults, outpatient clinic, traumatic brain injury and/or spinal cord injury, and pediatrics. The student will have the opportunity to independently assess patients. These patients will then be reviewed in detail by the attending physician and appropriate examination techniques, diagnostic problem-solving methods and treatment plans will be discussed with the student. The student will also participate in weekly PM&R lectures.

Objectives:

  • Enable the student to become skilled in functional evaluation and anatomic correlation of pain and motion problems
  • Gain experience in the care of rehabilitation problems.
  • Gain insight into the diagnosis of acute pain problems
  • Recognize a conservative treatment model for acute pain problems


2. Acquired Brain Injury Rotation - available to year 3 and 4 medical students:
The student will be an active member of the TBI and Stroke rehabilitation team including performance of histories and physicals and participation in daily rounds. The student will also participate in team and family conferences, and attend weekly lectures.

Objectives:

  • To acquire experience in the management of patients with traumatic brain injury.
  • To understand the role of the rehabilitation team in the management of patients with TBI.
  • To gain experience in the neurologic examination of patients with motor and cognitive deficits.

 

3. Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Rotation - available to year 3 and 4 medical students:
The student will be an active member of the SCI rehabilitation team. The student will perform histories and physicals and participate in daily inpatient rounds. The student will also participate in team and family conferences, and attend weekly lectures.

Objectives:

  • To acquire experience in the management of patients with Spinal Cord Injury.
  • To understand the role of the rehabilitation team in the management of SCI.
  • To gain experience with the neurologic examination of patients with SCI