Musculoskeletal education for medical students

R. Samuel Mayer, Jennifer Baima, Rina Bloch, Diana Braza, Karen Newcomer, Andrew Sherman, William Sullivan

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Musculoskleletal conditions comprise the second most common reason for physician visits and have the greatest negative impact on health-related quality of life in the industrialized world. Therefore, all medical schools should provide education for their students in these disorders. Physiatrists play a unique role in musculoskeletal care and hence, should play a leading role in medical student education. The Association of Academic Physiatrists formed a task force in 2007 to make recommendations as to how physiatrists could contribute to musculoskeletal education for medical students. This report contains those recommendations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-797
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2009


  • Education
  • Medical student
  • Musculoskeletal
  • White paper

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation


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