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Medical Student Electives

We offer a variety of educational and training opportunities in physical medicine and rehabilitation for medical students and residents.

PM&R Interest Group | Summer Program | Electives

PM&R Interest Group

PM&R interest page

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. Spearheaded by resident advisor Dr. Charles Odonkor, this 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.

Leadership Team
Resident Advisor: Charles A. Odonkor, MD, MA
Co-presidents: Anne Kuwabara & Stanley Guillaume
Vice President: Samiran Bhattacharya

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For more information:
2017 Johns Hopkins PM&R Expo Recap
Dr. Odonkor on Engaging the Next Generation of Physiatrists
The Leadership Team on Founding the First PM&R Interest Group at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Summer Training Program

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 8 weeks long and carry a $4,000 stipend. Applications for the 2017 program year will be accepted starting December 2016 via

Medical Student Electives

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 to request enrollment forms.

Course: Clinical Clerkship in PM&R

Phone: 410-502-2447

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

Phone: 443-923-9440

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

Duration: half-quarter

Prerequisite(s): Pediatrics clerkship

Course: Research in PM&R

Phone: 410-502-2447

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

Duration: variable

Prerequisite(s): Interest in the conduct of rehabilitation research

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