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Medical Student Education/Externships

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) in conjunction with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine offers a variety of medical student educational opportunities including a clerkship, elective rotations and a summer externship. All programs are based at RIC.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clerkship Description

Students at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine complete a two-week clerkship in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as part of the senior curriculum. The clerkship is housed at RIC, part of the McGaw Medical Center. The teaching on service is a mixture of bedside, lecture and student-directed learning.

PM&R Elective Rotations

Senior students may participate in four-week elective rotations in inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, research or individual study. Students interested in research or individual study need to identify and obtain approval from a faculty supervisor prior to application.

Summer Externship

Students between the first and second years of medical school may participate in an eight-week externship at RIC. This is a combined clinical, didactic and research experience. Students from all medical schools are invited to apply.

If you would like any additional information or have any questions regarding medical student programs please contact:

Diane Ross
Medical Education Office
Phone: 312-238-2870
dross@ric.org