4th Year Medical Students

Accredited/Visiting Student Information

Note for 2022-2023 Academic Year: Please refer to this link for information on our institution policy https://oume.uthscsa.edu/student-affairs/visiting-students/

Students from medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) are eligible to apply to take 4-week senior electives through The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Long SOM (UT HSC Long SOM) and its affiliated hospitals. Students are required to apply through the VSAS system at least 6 weeks prior to the elective date. Must be senior medical student (MS4) in good academic standing and must submit required documentation through VSAS. There is a fee of $25.00 per elective for visiting medical students.  **Rotations are not accepted for the month of July.

Visiting medical students will be rotating through University Hospital, UT Medical Arts and Research Center, and Mays Cancer Center.

REHB Courses located at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital  currently requires a PLA “Program Letter of Agreement” with all outside medical and osteopathic schools PRIOR to visiting medical students rotation. 

Professional dress and white jacket are required in clinical settings as well as the appropriate identification badge specific to the hospital where rotation is taking place.

REHB 4001

Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine (Outpatient and Consultative)
The student will participate in patient care activities and limited exposure to electrodiagnostic procedures under the direct supervision of faculty and residents. The student will have exposure to Rehabilitation Medicine from an outpatient and consultative perspective and will attend teaching conferences, lectures, rounds, etc. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Dr. Derrick Allred.
REHB 4002

Introduction to Inpatient Rehabilitation
Will provide the student in-depth exposure to inpatient rehabilitation and the major rehabilitation areas. Experience in diagnosis and comprehensive rehabilitation management of inpatients with strokes, spinal cord injuries, neurological disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, amputations, chronic pain, and other major disabling conditions. The student will also attend teaching conferences, lectures, and rounds. Comprehensive work-ups and close follow-up of patients will be required. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Dr. Jeannie Harden.
REHB 4005

Combination of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine, Introduction to Inpatient Rehabilitation, Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Introduction to Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury
Recommended for those desiring a broad Rehabilitation Medicine exposure.

Will provide the student with a good overview of the specialty of PM&R allowing faculty/resident-supervised participation in patient care activities related to Rehabilitation Medicine consultations, electrodiagnostic procedures and Inpatient Rehabilitation. Student will also attend teaching conferences, clinics, lectures, rounds, etc. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. Allred, Calvi, Halmai, Tapia, Burau, Vrooman.
REHB 4006

Introduction to Spinal Cord Injury
This rotation will provide the student with the opportunity to actively participate in the management of patients who have sustained a spinal cord injury. Working in a state-of-the-art spinal cord facility, students will help treat patients in virtually all aspects of their injury; from acute care to rehabilitation evaluation and treatment, to eventual discharge and outpatient follow-up. Students will be an integral part of an interdisciplinary team under the supervision of faculty and residents. NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. Burau, Vrooman.
REHB 4009

The course will provide in-depth exposure to the inpatient rehabilitation of patients with trauma to more than one major organ system (e.g. burns, traumatic brain injury, amputations, spinal injuries, pulmonary, etc). The course will include experience in diagnosis and comprehensive rehabilitation management of inpatients with trauma to the above systems, as well as the management of co-morbidities (e.g. PTSD, depression, strokes, spinal cord injuries, chronic pain) and complications of those injuries. The student must attend teaching conferences, lectures, and rounds. Comprehensive work-ups and close follow-up of patients will be required (VA Hospital). NO LATE DROPS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Drs. Calvi, Halmai, Tapia.
REHB 7000

The preceptor should be certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and should have had prior experience in the education of medical students; i.e., participation in a university-based residency program or have faculty experience.

Prior to approval of the elective rotation, the preceptor should provide the following information: an overview of the training experience to be provided, including types and numbers of patients with whom the student will be involved; the nature of the student’s activities with patients; facilities utilized, including PM&R services provided; details of the preceptor’s supervision of the student and plans for formal and informal teaching activities, tutorial sessions, etc; and information concerning the preceptor’s plan for evaluation of the student’s performance during the elective.

Administrative Contact

Mrs. Edie Kenney-Perez
Academic Programs Coordinator – Medical Student Coordinator
Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine (Room 615-E)
7703 Floyd Curl Drive – MC 7798
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
(210) 567-5367
Email:  PerezEK@uthscsa.edu