Pediatric Rehabilitation

Sites: SRH
Director(s): Donna Nimec
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: SRH - Spaulding Rehab. Hosp. (27)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: The rotation in Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will offer the student experience in working with children who have special needs. The primary objectives will include working with families, understanding the pathophysiology of a variety of disabling conditions, and evaluating options for treatment within a family centered care model. The student will see patients on the inpatient unit, in outpatient clinics, and also participate in procedures in the operating room. Experience in the outpatient clinic will include evaluating children with cerebral palsy, myelodysplasia, neuromuscular conditions, chronic pain, and traumatic brain injury. At the end of the course, the students will be asked to give a presentation on a topic of his or her choice related to children with disabilities. There will also be a mid-term exam presentation. The final history and physical exam presentation will also require a treatment plan.