Our didactic program provides a foundation for the basic sciences, interrelated disciplines and medical rehabilitation. It also develops the skills necessary to critically analyze and communicate research literature. Didactic will cover the diagnosis,
pathogenesis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of those neuromusculoskeletal, neurobehavioral, cardiovascular, pulmonary and other system disorders common to PM&R. Residents will receive training in ethics and participate in decisions
involving ethical issues. Relevant basic sciences will be included: anatomy, physiology, cardiovascular, pulmonary and kinesiology. Didactics in electrodiagnosis and fundamental research design are discussed as well.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Lecture Series
Didactics sessions are semi-weekly, one hour sessions. The sessions are organized in block structure based on topic and led by subspecialty trained faculty. The blocks
include lecture, anatomy, journal review, textbook review and testing relevant to the block topic.
This weekly series provides a basic understanding of electromyography, or EMG, and nerve conduction studies as well as case studies. The lectures cover basic anatomy, physiology, recording techniques for EMG/NCS, artifacts
and case studies. Residents are taught about the use of EMG evaluation as a diagnostic tool.
Residents are assigned to review current journals and analyze articles for presentation at these monthly meetings. Journal club is supplemented by review of a classic article accompanied by an in-depth discussion of
Case of the month
Monthly focused review of a clinical case presenting diagnostic and therapeutic challenges.
Doom and Gloom
A monthly review of adversity in health care.
Resident Chief Rounds
Monthly practical sessions designed to cover several areas outside the didactic, knowledge-based, core content sessions; these rounds
are organized, scheduled and may be presented by the current chief residents.
Weekly sessions where residents have the opportunity to review anatomical dissections of the upper extremities and spine.
Conducted daily on the consultation services.
Ultrasound Course Didactics in September and April of each year. One-hour long session per week in the Simulation Lab guided by attending for 3 months during PGY-3 and PGY-4 years (small group-2 residents with a dedicated attending). 4 additional ultrasound hands on sessions (large group, entire residency with multiple attendings).