Health Sciences Campus


Welcome to the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University. Our faculty, residents and staff are committed to helping our patients regain their optimal level of functioning after illness or injury.

Our clinical services are offered in the following locations:

Family Medicine Center
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center
Vidant Rehabilitation Center
Wound Healing Center

Improving the Accuracy and Procedure Time of Ultrasound Guided Musculoskeletal Procedures

Medical Education Day 2018Brody medical student Natalie Karr and PM&R residents Vivek Sindhi, MD and Michael McIver, MD recently received first place out of 38 submissions at the 4th Annual Brody Medical Education Day. Their podium presentation entitled "Line of Sight approach and APPLES Mnemonic are Useful for Medical Learners to Improve Time and Accuracy of Ultrasound Guided Interventions" described the results of a Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial on 110 medical students and residents.

They demonstrated that the Line of Sight method improved accuracy and decreased procedure time for a subdeltoid bursa injection. Their work and has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine and provides a foundation for medical educators to safely teach these technically challenging procedures. Co-investigators included John Norbury MD (PM&R), Kim Rathbun MD, PhD, MPH (EM) and Stephen Charles PhD, (Academic Affairs)