Spine and Sports

Spine and Sports

Medical Student Elective
Spine and Sports Care - UVa Musculoskeletal Center 3703

Designated Contact:  Joanne Palmer, Fontaine Research Park Bldg 545 2nd fl., Suite 240, 243-5631
Available: Periods 2 & 3 reserved for students with career interest in PM & R; 4, 5 and 7 - 10
Duration: 2 weeks

Time to report: 8:00 a.m.
Place to report: Fontaine Research Park, 545 Ray C. Hunt Dr., Suite #310, 3rd Floor
Report to: Dr. Wilder, (Dept Chair &faculty supervisor) Pls. contact only Ms. Palmer to schedule this elective (above) 
Typical day: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Number of students per rotation: 1

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory. With supervisor's pre-approval a student may be away no more than 4 days during a 4-week rotation without loss of credit. Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service. Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1. Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.
Evaluation should be given to: Attending on service
Course Description: Students receive training in a variety of aspects of outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation practice including the evaluation and management of low back/neck pain and sports/musculoskeletal injuries. A runner's injury clinic, high school sports coverage and occupational/work related injuries will also be seen and treated. Students will learn comprehensive non-operative spine care including introduction to electrodiagnostic techniques, therapy prescription and evaluation for other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. If a student desires, he/she may also participe in other weekly PM&R clinics including the prosthetics and orthotic clinic and acupuncture clinic. There are no night or weekend call or weekend rounds, however, medical coverage of sporting events may include some nights and weekends.

Students at the University of Virginia need to contact:
Joanne Palmer
UVa Musculoskeletal Center, Suite 240
545 Ray C. Hunt Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22908-1004
Fax: (434)243-5639

Individuals from outside the University need to contact:
Elis Clarke, Electives Coordinator
UVA Office of Student Affairs
Box 800739 - McKim Hall
Charlottesville, VA 22908