Program Highlights

We are excited to announce several new directions since 2018. Highlights include:

  • transition to a service line model of care

    • from initial PM&R consultation, through inpatient rehabilitation, patients now receive care from a specialized team (one attending and one resident), in lieu of separate consult and admitting services

    • service lines include: Spinal Cord Injury, Brain Injury, Stroke & Neurorehabilitation, Medically Complex Rehabilitation, Oncology

    • this model allows focused education in specific clinical areas with an expert attending physician, while providing residents with a unique experience to implement the rehabilitation plan from initial consult through discharge from inpatient rehabilitation

  • reorganization of the educational leadership under nine subject-specific faculty leads who work with the program director group to develop educational programs tailored to specific clinical settings

  • longitudinal hands-on ultrasound curriculum led by fellowship-trained physiatrists, designed to build competence and comfort with several body regions

  • launching of the PM&R Residency Gateway, an internal web-based central hub for all academic and administrative residency affairs

  • shift to an 18-month didactic cycle (residents experience each block twice)

    • each block is developed in a cohesive manner by faculty leads with subject-specific expertise

    • Foundations of PM&R and Musculoskeletal Medicine (including the ultrasound curriculum) recur annually, to allow for more repetition, peer teaching and gradual accrual of skills

    • other blocks include: Traumatic Brain Injury, Cancer and Medically Complex Rehabilitation, Neuromuscular Medicine, Orthotics & Prosthetics, Spine & Pain, Spinal Cord Injury, Pediatrics, Stroke

  • our mock oral board examinations program builds resident confidence and preparedness for oral boards, by practicing skills using formatted, peer-reviewed cases built by the faculty

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Sandra Hearn, MD
Director, Residency Program
Assistant Professor of PM&R
Ryan Stork, MD
Associate Director, Residency Program
Assistant Professor of PM&R