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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Internship opportunities

UC Davis does not have a physical or occupational therapy educational program. The physical and occupational therapy section of the medical center does provide clinical education sites for both physical and occupational therapy and physical and occupational therapist assistant from programs throughout the country. Contracts with individual programs are required and the following programs do have contracts with the UC Davis Medical Center:

  1. Boston University
  2. California State University, Fresno
  3. California State University, Long Beach
  4. California State University, Northridge
  5. California State University, Sacramento
  6. Chapman College, Los Angeles
  7. Loma Linda College
  8. Mount Saint Marys College
  9. Samuel Merritt College, Oakland
  10. Sacramento City College, Physical Therapist Assistant program
  11. University of California, San Francisco/California State University, San Francisco
  12. University of Pacific, Stockton
  13. University of Southern California
  14. Western Health Science University

Volunteer "Internships"

In addition to formal internships with students enrolled in a physical or occupational therapy program, the physical and occupational therapy section of the medical center has a very active volunteer program for students interested in the field of physical and occupational therapy. Volunteers observe physical and occupational therapy treatments and assist physical and occupational therapists and physical and occupational therapist assistants working in the outpatient or the acute rehabilitation settings. This may include setting up equipment, assisting patients in exercises, observing manual therapy or rehabilitation techniques, assisting in computerized exercise programs, filing, photocopying and cleaning. Volunteers typically work four hours a week up to 40 hours. This placement is an opportunity for the volunteer to observe and learn rather than to participate in a structured and formal classroom experience. For additional information, call Volunteer Services at (916) 734-2401.