Pediatric Cancer Rehabilitation


This elective is designed for medical students interested in pediatrics, pediatric oncology, neurology or physical medicine and rehabilitation. The student will learn to evaluate, diagnose and treat specific musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and developmental issues specific to our pediatric cancer population, including children with leukemia, lymphoma, neuroblastoma, sarcoma, bone marrow transplant and brain tumor patients. Rehabilitation interventions, activity/exercise precautions and long term functional sequelae related to cancer and its treatment will be reviewed. The student will work with a physiatrist evaluating patients in an inpatient and outpatient setting. Opportunities to attend pediatric tumor boards, multidisciplinary meetings, journal clubs, educational sessions, as well as pediatric physical and occupational therapy sessions will be provided. Educational materials and relevant pediatric cancer rehabilitation articles will be provided at the beginning of the elective.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations



One module

Students per Module

Maximum of one student 

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

B (August 1 - August 26) (Closed to international students)
D (September 26 - October 21)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
J (April 3 - April 28)
K (May 1 - May 26)
L (May 29 - June 23) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)