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Training for Medical Students
We offer a variety of educational and training opportunities in physical medicine and rehabilitation for medical students and residents.
PM&R interest group at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine was established to inspire interest in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation among medical students. The group holds meetings, workshops and other events to connect students with the faculty and further their understanding of and appreciation for the PM&R field.
Resident Advisors: Christina Lin and Alex Shustorovich
President: Allison Wallingford
Vice President: Michelle Colbert
Tresurer: Bo Shiun Lai
Johns Hopkins University is a site sponsor for two summer programs designed for medical students between M1 and M2 years and offered through the Association of Academic Physiatrists. Both programs are eight weeks long and carry a $4,000 stipend. Johns Hopkins also covers registration and travel to the AAP's Annual Meeting, where students present scientific papers or case reports. Applications are accepted via physiatry.org.
Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students
This program engages students in a research project within the department. Research areas and mentors include cerebral plasticity and transcortical magnetic stimulation (Dr. Celnik), dysphagia (Dr. Gonzalez-Fernandez), spasticity in children (Dr. Pidcock), spinal cord injury (Dr. Sadowsky), pediatric brain injury (Dr. Suskauer), chronic lower back pain (Dr. Wegener) and gait analysis (Dr. Roemmich). Learn more about this program.
2018 Participant: Shivam Gulhar
Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Mentors: Ryan Roemmich, Ph.D., and Pablo Celnik, M.D.
Research topic: Leveraging Energetics to Improve Gait Symmetry After Stroke
Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship
This program gives students early clinical exposure to the broad scope of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Learn more about this program.
2018 Extern: Baine Herrera
Medical School: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Mentor: R. Samuel Mayer, M.D.
Medical students may choose from the electives below in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Medical students from schools other than Johns Hopkins should contact the Registrar’s Office at 410-955-3080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to request enrollment forms.
Course: Clinical Clerkship in PM&R
Faculty: Dr. R. Samuel Mayer and staff
Description: Students care for inpatients and outpatients at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
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
Availability: 2 students
Duration: full- or half-quarter
Prerequisite(s): At least a second-year student beginning the fourth quarter
Course: Advanced Clinical Clerkship in Services for Children with Chronic Disorders
Faculty: Dr. Frank Pidcock and staff
Description: Students assist in caring for children with chronic impairments at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
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
Availability: 1 student
Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics clerkship
Course: Research in PM&R
Faculty: Dr. Pablo Celnik 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. Celnik to arrange
Prerequisite(s): Interest in the conduct of rehabilitation research
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