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Medical Students

Match Day 2018

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) offers medical students several opportunities to rotate within specialty areas of our department. With the training and guidance of our faculty, they will learn to become highly skilled practitioners.

Elective Rotations

Sub-Internship in PM&R

  • Four-week rotation with two weeks of inpatient and two weeks of outpatient PM&R exposure
  • Training in multiple subspecialties of rehabilitation including spinal cord injury, brain injury, stroke, amputation, electromyographic (EMG), spasticity management, and musculoskeletal medicine
  • Open to UT Southwestern Medical School and visiting students
  • Requires director approval to sign up for the rotation

Exploration of PM&R

  • Two-week rotation with one week of inpatient and one week of outpatient PM&R exposure
  • Ideally suited for MS2 and MS3 students

Advanced PM&R Elective in Neurorehabilitation

  • Two- or four-week rotation with inpatient neurorehabilitation exposure and outpatient clinics focused on brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, spasticity management, multiple sclerosis, and EMG
  • Prerequisite: UTSW Sub-Internship in PM&R, or a four-week general PM&R rotation at another institution
  • Offered October through July

Advanced PM&R Elective in Musculoskeletal and Spine Medicine

Advanced PM&R Elective in Pediatric Rehabilitation

  • Two- or four-week rotation
  • Prerequisite: UTSW Sub-Internship in PM&R, or a four-week general PM&R rotation at another institution
  • Offered year-round

Research within the PM&R Department

We encourage medical students interested in our Department’s research to refer to our Research Programs page for more information. You can also contact individual faculty members who have interests which align with yours to discuss possible research endeavors.

UT Southwestern PM&R Student Interest Group

We have a large and active PM&R Student Interest Group (SIG) at UT Southwestern Medical Center, headed by a team of dedicated officers. SIG hosts a monthly lecture series in which PM&R faculty give presentations on topics such as Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Concussion, and Cancer Rehabilitation. The student group also sponsors volunteer opportunities within PM&R and the community (such as staffing the Rock ‘n’ Roll marathon medical coverage, charity walks, and health fairs), and helps to promote awareness of PM&R throughout UT Southwestern Medical School.