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ORTHO 303C. Clinical Clerkship in Rehabilitation Medicine (SCVMC)

S1 Open to Visitors

Orthopaedic Surgery
Courses      Clerkships

The Rehabilitation Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center is a 76-bed specialty hospital located within a Level I Trauma Center. The Rehabilitation Center began providing physical rehabilitation services in 1971 and has since been a national leader in the advancement of rehabilitation. Our clerkship emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach to the patient severely disabled by acute spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and other neurologic disabilities. Concentration is on clinical evaluation, prevention of complications, and participation in long-term planning for maximal independence and improving the quality of life for the patient. The student functions integrally as a member of the treatment team and participates in all aspects of patient care including acute admissions of spinal cord injured patients, multidisciplinary evaluations of new admissions, patient care rounds, teaching and team conferences, therapy sessions, formal case presentations, neuroscience grand rounds, journal club, and didactic lectures. The team approach using multiple medical and therapeutic modalities is key to our patients’ success. Students may also have the opportunity to study the lifestyles of outpatients upon community re-entry, investigate community resources, and assess the ongoing medical issues of individuals with disabilities in the PM&R Outpatient Clinics. Clerkships are available in Spinal Cord Injury, TBI/Stroke, and Outpatient PM&R clinic. Clerkships must be scheduled in advance by telephoning the Clerkship Coordinator as listed below before registering. For more information about the Rehabilitation Center at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, please visit the website

Medicine 300A. Will accept third and fourth year students.

Periods Available
1-12, full-time for four or eight weeks. Space is limited. Must be scheduled in advance by telephoning the Clerkship Coordinator as listed below.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: SCVMC Sobrato Pavilion, Room 1A012, [Visitors call (408-885-2000). Require proof of PPD, Rubella and malpractice insurance.]; Time: 8:00 am.

Units 6 or 12       Drop Code T       Call Code 0

James Crew, M.D.

Other Faculty
E. Chaw, T. Duong, E. Huang, H. Huie, S. McKenna, T. Pence, K. Shem, P. Varma, R. Wang

Teresa Goodman (408-885-2926), SCVMC.

* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)


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