Departmental Course: Rehabilitation Medicine

​Clerkship Coordinator: Teresa Jewell
Phone: 206.616.6345
Email: tejewell@uw.edu

Block Calendar:
Your clerkship dates must correspond with our Clinical Schedule. You must start at the beginning of the block(s) and finish at the end of the block(s).

To Apply:
  1. Applications must be received at least 6 weeks prior to the start of the requested clerkship date.
  2. You must meet all eligibility requirements for the Visiting Student Clinical Elective Program.
  3. Complete the VSAS application and upload all supplemental materials to VSAS. No action will be taken on your application until it is complete. Departments may not "pre-enroll" or hold spaces for potential visiting students, regardless of their intent or qualifications.
  4. Due to the department’s primary commitment to UW medical students, limited space is available for visiting students. This requires the department to make the basis of their selection for visiting students more competitive, so you will also need to apply to the department independently. To apply to the department, please submit the following material to the department clerkship coordinator via email:
    1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    2. COMLEX or USMLE Scores
    3. A statement of interest outlining your interest in this clerkship opportunity, what you would like to accomplish while you are here, and your future aspiration in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
    4. Please also include a copy of the clerkship date(s) that you applied for.

Cancelations:
You must withdraw at least 6 weeks before your starting date. Fees are non-refundable. All cancelation and changes must be made in writing to the Clerkship Coordinator.

REHAB 687 – Rehabilitation Medicine -  Rehabilitation Medicine Clerkship

Offered S, A – 4 Weeks, 8 Credits

Clerkship Director: Dr. Ny-Ying Lam and Dr. Mindy Loveless​

Prerequisites: Fourth year medical student standing

Clerkship Site: Harborview Medical Center

Course Description: This course is intended for those interested i​​n exploring a career in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  The experience is primarily inpatient PM&R management of patients with disabilities and functional impairments due to disorders such as acquired brain injury, CNS disorders, spinal cord injury, and complex medical conditions. Student will have additional educational opportunities in outpatient, electrodiagnostic, and consultation settings.​

REHAB 689 – Rehabilitation Medicine -  Spinal Cord Injury

Offered Summer, Autumn; 4 weeks
Clerkship Director: Dr. Ny-Ying Lam and Dr. Mindy Loveless
Prerequisites: Fourth year medical student standing

Clerkship Site: Seattle VA Spinal Cord Injury Service

Course Description: On the VA spinal cord injury clerkship, students will be introduced to the diagnosis, management, and rehabilitation of patients who have experienced a spinal cord injury. Students will learn to interact with the rehabilitation team as well as the Spinal Cord Injury sub-specialists in Urology, Neurosurgery, and Plastic Surgery. Students will see patients with acute injuries and will follow them as they progress through rehabilitation in order to function at a maximal level. Patients will also have chronic injuries with hospitalization for rehabilitation or for management of conditions such as neurogenic bladder, bowel, pressure ulcers, spasticity, pain or other medical conditions.

​REHAB 690 – Rehabilitation Medicine -  Rehabilitation Medicine Clerkship

Offered Summer, Autumn; 4 weeks
Clerkship Director: Dr. Ny-Ying Lam and Dr. Mindy Loveless
Prerequisites: Fourth year medical student standing

Clerkship Site: University of Washington Medical Center

Course Description: This course is intended for those interested i n exploring a career in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The experience is primarily inpatient PM&R management of patients with disabilities and functional impairments due to disorders such as acquired brain injury, CNS disorders, spinal cord injury, and complex medical conditions. Student will have additional educational opportunities in outpatient, electrodiagnostic, and consultation settings.  ​