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Medical Student Education
Electives: Rehabilitation Medicine Clerkship – Pediatrics (REHAB 686)

REHAB 686P - Rehabilitation Medicine Clerkship – Pediatrics (8 credits)

Offered: AWSpS; 4 weeks based on clinical block schedule
Prerequisites: 3rd year medical student standing; Permission from Department
Location: Seattle, WA
Clerkship Site: Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) – Rehabilitation Medicine
Faculty Contact: Dr. Ny-Ying Lam,; Dr. Mindy Loveless,
Administrative Coordinator:Jong Kim, 206.616.6345;


This is a four-week pediatric rehabilitation clerkship and is intended for those interested in exploring a career in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This four-week package permits inpatient, outpatient, and consultation experience. This course is recommended for students contemplating a career in Pediatrics or Pediatric Rehabilitation.


The goal of this rotation is to learn inpatient PM&R management of patients with disabilities and functional impairments due to disorders such as acquired brain injury, CNS disorders, spinal cord injury, and complex medical conditions, and expand the knowledge and techniques in pediatric disability and chronic medical problems. The subjects of school planning, family counseling, and community support services are included.


At the end of the clerkship, the student will:

  • Be familiar with the most common acquired disabilities of childhood including, but not limited to, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, the effects of multi-trauma and metabolic and malignant neurologic diseases
  • Appreciate the rehabilitative approach to developing children
  • Be familiar with participating in multidisciplinary planning for disabled children
  • Appreciate the outpatient approach to care for children with congenital abnormalities
  • Understand the treatment of children with progressive neurologic disorders, including muscular dystrophy
  • Be familiar with the specific modifications to therapeutic interventions, PT, OT, Speech, Therapeutic Recreation, nursing and Neuropsychology required in the rehabilitation of young children and adolescents
  • Be familiar with participating in the outpatient care of children with common disabling conditions including, but not limited to, cerebral palsy, limb deficiency, spina bifida and neuromuscular disorders


Honors, High Pass, Pass, and Fail. Based on recommendation of preceptor.

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