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Media Alert: Caring For the Whole Person: Hands-On Demonstrations Teach Maryland Medical Students the Scope of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - 01/27/2017

Media Alert: Caring For the Whole Person: Hands-On Demonstrations Teach Maryland Medical Students the Scope of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Release Date: January 27, 2017
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Credit: Johns Hopkins PM&R Interest Group

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group invites medical students from across Maryland and Washington D.C. to the first annual PM&R Expo. This “PM&R 101” event will allow future health care providers to get a taste of the different clinical treatments available within physical medicine and rehabilitation.

“Eighty-eight percent of medical students in the U.S. are not educated in physical medicine and rehabilitation. It’s not part of the traditional flagship areas, like surgery and internal medicine,” says Charles Odonkor, M.D., a fourth-year resident in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and founder of the Johns Hopkins Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Interest Group. “We hope this event will show students the options that are available to them.”

Students from The Johns Hopkins University, the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, George Washington University and Howard University will attend the event to participate in five hands-on stations highlighting the diversity and strengths of the physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty.

What:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Expo, which brings together medical students and trainees from all over the state of Maryland and Washington D.C.

Five hands-on educational stations that will introduce students to techniques such as:

  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • Kinesio taping and lymphedema management
  • Spasticity management – Botox treatment demonstration
  •  Animal-assisted therapies – two therapy dogs and their trainers

Who:
Medical students and trainees from across Maryland and Washington D.C.

Robert Mayer, M.D., associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and vice chair of education for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Cristina Sadowsky, M.D., clinical director for the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s International Center for Spinal Cord Injury and assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Confirmed Available for Interviews:

  • Charles Odonkor, M.D., chair of the Residents and Fellow Council at the Association of Academic Physiatrists and fourth-year resident in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Pablo Celnik, M.D., director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

When:
Saturday, Jan. 28
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Light breakfast will be served. Lunch will take place from noon to 1 p.m.

Where:
The Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Building
1600 McElderry St.
Baltimore, MD 21205

For the Media

Contacts:

410-955-8665
rbutch1@jhmi.edu
 
410-502-9429
mhedin2@jhmi.edu