Elective Course Description
This rotation provides adult outpatient consultation experience with patients with cancer and/or cancer treatment related neurologic and musculoskeletal impairment and disability; including spinal cord injury, brain injury, peripheral neuropathy, contractures, arthralgias, myalgias, lymphedema, and general debility. Participants of this elective will be supervised by teaching faculty and MSK Cancer Rehabilitation fellows.
- Elicit an accurate and detailed medical history and perform an accurate and detailed physical exam on cancer patients.
- Organize and deliver a clear, concise, and thorough oral presentation of a patient’s history and physical examination.
- Develop a rehabilitation plan of care for the cancer patient, integrating medical, functional, and social findings.
- Establish a respectful, compassionate, empathetic attitude toward the cancer patient
Students will be evaluated on the above on a pass/fail basis.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America: Adjunctive Rehabilitation Approaches to Oncology. February 2017.