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Third Year
Jefferson Medical Students Only

Purpose: As the prevalence of disability in the United States rises as both the baby boomer generation ages, and modern medical advancements keep more individuals with disability alive, principles of rehabilitation become more relevant to every medical and surgical specialty.  The purpose of this selective is to provide students with exposure to physical medicine and rehabilitation in various settings in order to facilitate understanding of the continuum of rehabilitative care.  At the end of the rotation, students should begin to explain how a person’s disease process and functional abilities intersect with their environment, societal roles, and societal norms to affect quality of life.  All Rotations are schedule through the Office of the Registrar.

Dr. Melvin

John Melvin, MD, MMSc
Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine


Nethra S. Ankam, MD

Nethra S. Ankam, MD
Director: PM&R Medical Student Education


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitaion
Patricia Williams
Education Coordinator
25 S. Ninth Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
(215) 955-7446

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