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PMR Summer Experience


 The SUNY Upstate Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Summer Experience is designed to give students exposure to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) in the clinical setting. Students will participate in clinical experiences during regular clinic hours, participate in education to understand disability and health, and complete quality improvement (QI) projects.

PMR clinical placements can include pediatrics, inpatient, outpatient, musculoskeletal, neuro, electrodiagnostic, prosthetics/orthotics, and spinal cord injury (at the Syracuse VA). Students may have the opportunity to submit an abstract for a poster to the 2022 Association of Academic Physiatrists Conference as a part of the QI project. The program is led by Dr. Margaret Turk and the Disability and Health Research (DHR) Team. This eight week program will provide students with valuable experience and insight into healthcare for people with disability. 

  • Location: in person with some remote work
  • Duration: 8 weeks beginning in June and ending in August
  • Compensation: academic credit and/or work study pending approval
  • Experience: clinical placement, quality improvement project, research, education sessions

Application Information

PMR-SE Application

Applications for Summer 2021: Now open!

Applications Close: February 19th, 2021

Candidates Selected: March 2021

Program Begins: June 2021


MSSCE Class of 2019