What is PM&R?  http://www.aapmr.org/career-center/medical-students 

 

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. 

For non-LSU medical students, USMLE score above 220 is required; this is due to the high volume of students requesting LSU PM&R 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 PM&R/Pain Medicine 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. Interested students should submit their C.V. with USMLE scores to cmurp4@lsuhsc.edu. 
  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 Consults in PM&R: This 2-week course is located at VA Medical Center of New Orleans.
  3. See the resident rotation webpage for details on each site.

 

 

 

 

LSU PM&R Clerkship Objectives

  1. General
    1. Describe the role of the physiatrist
    2. Discuss the team oriented interdisciplinary management of the patient.
    3. Describe the characteristics of an appropriate inpatient rehabilitation candidate.
  2. Pain
    1. Discuss the management and etiology of chronic pain.
    2. Describe the characteristics and treatment of reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
    3. Describe the pain management of an individual with low back pain.
    4. Describe the pain management of an individual with neck pain.
    5. Describe the pain management of an individual with shoulder pain.
    6. Describe the pain management of an individual with knee pain.
  3. Spinal Cord Injury
    1. Discuss the medical complications of spinal cord injury.
    2. Describe the classification system of spinal cord injury.
    3. Discuss the rehabilitation of an individual with a spinal cord injury.
  4. Traumatic Brain Injury
    1. Discuss the characteristics of traumatic brain injury.
    2. Discuss the rehabilitation of an individual with a traumatic brain injury.
  5. Stroke
    1. Discuss the various types of stroke.
    2. Describe the rehabilitation of an individual after a stroke.
  6. Spasticity
    1. Describe the characteristics and management of spasticity.

 

 

 

National ACGME Procedure Requirements:

  • 200 EMG/NCS

  • 5 Axial Epidural Injection

  • 5 Axial Facet Injection

  • 20 Peripheral Joint Injection

  • 20 Botulinum Toxin Injection

  • 10 Ultrasound

 

LSU PM&R Average Procedures after 4 year residency program

  • 500 EMG/NCS

  • 75 Axial Epidural Injection

  • 75 Axial Facet Injection

  • 200 Peripheral Joint Injection

  • 75 Botulinum Toxin Injection

  • 100 Ultrasound

 

The Section of PM&R of the Department of Internal Medicine administers the Pain Medicine Fellowship

 

 

 

Thank you for your interest in LSU PM&R

Casey Murphy, M.D., F.A.A.P.M.R.

PM&R Clerkship Director for Medical Students

cmurp4@lsuhsc.edu