Rehabilitation Medicine - REHB 541–K
University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute
Description and Goals:
Students will gain first hand exposure to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry). Physiatrists help improve the functional status of patients with physical disabilities, use physical modalities to treat neuromuscular impairment, and evaluate subjects with peripheral nerve dysfunction by using electrodiagnostic studies (electromyography and nerve conduction studies). Rehabilitation Medicine deals with patients in all age groups, whose physical impairments may be neurological, developmental, traumatic, or musculoskeletal in origin.
Students will acquire knowledge and skill in the rehabilitation evaluation and management of inpatients and outpatients of all ages and disabilities. This will include history taking, performing a neuromusculoskeletal examination, evaluating functional deficits, formulating rehabilitation goals, and formulating therapeutic plans. As a member of the rehabilitation team, the student will work with and learn the roles of the physiatrist, rehabilitation nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, psychologist, social worker, and vocational counselor. The student will attend all teaching conferences.
The typical rotation will involve inpatient rotations on the general rehabilitation, spinal cord, head injury, orthopedic trauma and stroke units. The program is flexible, however, and can be individually structured to emphasize any special interests of a student.
Number of Students:
Time of Year Available:
Academic weeks 1-48
Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No
Melita Theyagaraj, M.D.
Peter Gorman, M.D.
Penelope C. Birckhead
(410) 328-2180 phone
(410) 328-5899 fax
Contact Dr. Theyagaraj one week before the elective beings to obtain a schedule.
Last Revision: February 11, 2014