Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Electives for Medical Students

Our Current Electives

How to Apply

Visiting medical students, please review information from the Office of the Registrar on how to apply for these electives.

Course: Clinical Clerkship in PM&R

Phone: 410-502-2447
FacultyDr. Tracy Friedlander and staff
Description: Students care for inpatients and outpatients at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

  • Availability: 2 students
  • Duration: full- or half-quarter
  • Prerequisite(s): At least a second-year student beginning the fourth quarter

Objectives are to increase knowledge of and proficiency in:

  • Major disabling conditions such as amputation, cancer, brain disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, neurologic disorders, pain, spinal cord disorders, and stroke
  • Functional evaluation and neuro-musculoskeletal exam skills
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Importance of patient and family education

Course: Advanced Clinical Clerkship in Services for Children with Chronic Disorders

Phone: 443-923-9440
Faculty: Dr. Nancy Yeh and staff
Description: Students assist in caring for children with chronic impairments at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. 

  • Availability: 1 student
  • Duration: half-quarter
  • Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics clerkship

Students participate in inpatient rounds, outpatient clinics, and site visits to the Specialized Transition Program at the Fairmount School.  Students develop skills in:

  • Muscle tone management
  • Examination of the child with severe traumatic brain injury
  • Assessing the level of support for community function

Course: Research in PM&R

Phone: 410-502-2447
Faculty: Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez and staff

Description: Students are invited to participate with faculty in conducting rehabilitation research. Areas of focus can be found on our research web page.

  • Availability: Call Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez to arrange
  • Duration: variable
  • Prerequisite(s): Interest in the conduct of rehabilitation research