Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Curriculum

Residents participate in an 18-month didactic cycle consisting of at least three hours per week of core didactic material and two to three hours per week of interactive sessions (Journal Club, Morbidity & Mortality Rounds, EMG Case Review, Musculoskeletal Case Review, Chairman's Rounds, Psychology Professor Rounds, and Anatomy). Residents are freed up from clinical duties to attend didactic seminars and clinical conferences.

18-month Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Resident Didactic Cycle

The 18-month cycle includes a three-hour slot for major didactics that is offered each week on Thursdays from 9 a.m. – noon. Speakers aim for 45 minutes of content per session to allow time for questions and a five to ten minute break between sessions. Additional sessions are offered during a noon hour will usually be on Mondays or Tuesdays.

Conferences include:

  • Grand Rounds — Two per month held on Mondays at 5:30 PM 
  • Morbidity and Mortality conference — One per month 
  • Journal Club — One per month (article topic related to module) 
  • EMG/MSK case review — One per month 
  • PD/Psychology Professor Rounds — One per month 
  • One topic presentation for PGY-2 and PGY-3 per year residents — a basic topic incorporating a high degree of anatomy/physiology is desirable.  Resident to confer with the director of didactic module (for the assigned month) to finalize topic and for guidance 
  • One PM&R Grand Rounds presentation for each PGY-4 (can be on research project or other topic of interest) 
  • SAE review, or other testing, one hour per topic area is an option at the end of each didactic series 

Added Sessions Based on Residents' Request:

  • FES module 
  • Neurologic rehabilitation 
  • Gait analysis 
  • AANEM SAE review 
  • EMG Workshop 
  • MSK workshop
  • Acupuncture/Osteopathic modalities 
  • Open agenda/Chair's Chat with the Program Director — Chaired by the chief resident. Held quarterly off-site 
  • Billing and Coding — Held once every two months at 12:00 pm
  • Didactic evaluations — Must be completed by the residents (and other attendees) at the end of each Module
  • 12-month anatomy cycle consisting of a one-hour interactive anatomy session scheduled once a month on Thursdays at noon