Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTORS: Dr. Kenneth Wright
DURATION: 2 weeks or 4 weeks
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective


To introduce the student to the practice of comprehensive physical rehabilitation of the disabled.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

The student will participate in the care of inpatients and outpatients at the Charleston Area Rehabilitation Center, a 40-bed unit located at CAMC General Hospital. The student will perform comprehensive examinations on selected patients, follow their course on the unit and in therapy, and participate in team conferences. A variety of disabilities will be studied including spinal cord injury, stroke, head injury, limb amputation, arthritis, and multiple trauma. The student will be introduced to the disciplines of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and rehabilitation nursing and learn appropriate methods of utilizing these services for his or her patients. This elective should be of special interest to students planning residencies in Family Practice, Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Available in the department.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact Dr. Wright (304) 388-6301 prior to rotation for instructions.