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The Department of PM&R is proud to host medical students as they begin their journey to becoming physicians.
VCU PM&R offers electives for medical students in their third and fourth years with exposure to clinical activities, didactic lectures and Grand Rounds.
Foundational Electives: TK TK TK
Brain Injury Acting Internship (Course 6001): Inpatient brain injury rehabilitation
PM&R Rotating Elective (Course 9500): Exposure to PM&R consult team, inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient PM&R clinics
Pediatric Rehabilitation (Course 9600): PM&R exposure at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Spinal Cord Injury (Course 6025): Inpatient SCI at Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center
We also offer opportunities for students to shadow members of our diverse and dedicated team in the following areas:
Students get to view the interdisciplinary approach to medical and functional management of hospitalized patients on our rehabilitation medicine units with diagnoses such as spinal cord injury, stroke, polytrauma and brain injury.
This is a chance to see a variety of follow-up patients with a variety of issues such as pain, limb loss and musculoskeletal disorders in VCU’s outpatient clinics.
Students can observe the outpatient treatment of patients with pain management issues through musculoskeletal exams and injection procedures.
At the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, students can shadow pediatric PM&R physicians within their outpatient clinics treating young patients with diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and juvenile arthritis.
We encourage medical students to attend faculty and resident didactic lectures on PM&R-related topics on Friday mornings.
Promoting opportunities for educational and clinical interactions with our department, VCU’s PM&R Student Interest Group has the following goals:
For more information or to schedule your time in the Department of PM&R, please contact: