VISITING STUDENTS:

A student in good standing at any AAMC-approved medical school in the USA may be accepted for any elective listed in the LSU catalog.  To be eligible, the student must have had training equivalent to that of LSU students who have completed the third-year clinical clerkships: Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and Psychiatry.  Visiting students may be accepted for no more than eight weeks of electives.  LSU will give no credit to visiting students.  An evaluation of the student's performance will be forwarded to the student's medical school on completion of the elective.  Unless otherwise requested, the evaluation will be the same as that used by the department at LSU and will indicate a recommended grade of Honors, High-Pass, Pass, or Fail.


APPLYING AS A VISITING STUDENT

LSU School of Medicine is now using VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service

https://services.aamc.org/20/vsas/ ) to schedule and manage  visiting students applying for electives. 

 

See the LSU Student Affairs website for more information on scheduling electives at LSU.

 

 

4th Year Medical Student Electives for LSU & Visiting Students

Description:

  1. Inpatient and Outpatient:This 4-week elective combines 1-2 weeks of Inpatient Rehab Consults at UMC, 1-2 weeks of Outpatient clinics at the VA, and 1-2 weeks of Outpatient at UMC. This elective is designed to provide a broad overview of both inpatient rehabilitation topics (e.g., spinal cord and brain injury), and outpatient rehabilitation topics (e.g., musculoskeletal pain, EMG/NCS). The student will also attend the Friday conferences provided by LSU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  2. VA  outpatient: This 4-week course in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is directed toward learning outpatient rehabilitation of patients with musculoskeletal pain, spinal cord injury, stroke, ALS, amputee. The course also exposes the student to EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies, as well as musculoskeletal injection techniques. The student will also attend the Friday conferences provided by LSU Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  3. Research: This 4-week course is designed to allow the student to participate in a clinical research project in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation under the supervision of a faculty member.  A faculty member will provide assistance in the selection of a project and will supervise the student. Alternatively the student may help write a publication, such as a chapter or case report.
  4. LSU Medical Students' Secondary Acting Internship: 4-week rotation of Inpatient Rehabilitation at Touro Infirmary
  5. See the resident rotation webpage for details on each site.
  6. Duration: 4 weeks


 

 

3rd Year LSU Medical Students

Description:

  1. Career Planning Elective: This 2-week course is designed to give students exposure to most of the fields of PM&R. Each rotation can potentially be custom made depending on availibility.
  2. Medicine Clinics: This 2-week course is located at VA Medical Center of New Orleans.
  3. See the resident rotation webpage for details on each site.