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ORTHO 304A. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC)

S1 Open to Visitors

Orthopaedic Surgery
Courses      Clerkships

This rotation allows medical students to gain exposure to both inpatient and outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Depending on availability, this experience is offered at a variety of potential settings. The Palo Alto VA polytrauma rehabilitation center is one of five specialized centers in the nation treating active duty military brain injuries. At the Palo Alto VA, students may also spend time on the dedicated spinal cord injury inpatient service or at clinics engaged in electromyography, interventional spasticity management, outpatient musculoskeletal medicine or management of amputations and prosthetics. The Stanford Spine Clinic focuses on the diagnosis and comprehensive conservative and interventional treatment of spine disorders. The Stanford Sports Clinic focuses on the conservative management of musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Students may also arrange to spend time on the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Stanford students interested in learning more about the field are given priority. Students from other institutions should please send a CV to Erin Nelligan at For visiting students, we may be able to accommodate rotation dates that don't align with the Stanford calendar.


Periods Available
1-12, full-time for two or four weeks. 6 students per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: Depends on site.  Instructions will be emailed to students at least 2 weeks in advance of the start date; Time: 9:30 am.

Units 3 or 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 0

Ted Scott, M.D.

Other Faculty
J. Crew, M. Fredericson, T. Duong, H. Huie, L. Huynh, E. Roh, K. Shem, M. Smuck, J. Teraoka.

Erin Nelligan,

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


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