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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency, Taylor

Clinical Rotations

The first year of training focuses on the fundamentals of medicine. Residents will spend 5 months on inpatient internal medicine services and 1 month of ICU, complemented by rotations in emergency medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, radiology, and rheumatology/geriatrics. The broad medicine exposure prepares first year residents to care for medically complex patients on the inpatient rehabilitation unit. 

Post-graduate year 2 (PGY 2) focuses on the caring for patients on the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Corewell Health Taylor Hospital. Residents will spend approximately 9 months on the inpatient unit, managing medically complex patients with diagnoses ranging from traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, to hip fractures, multiple orthopedic injuries, and critical illness myopathy. This year is complemented by 2 months on the consult service at Corewell Health Dearborn Hospital, and one month on neuropsychology. The goal of consult rotations is to learn to evaluate and triage individuals with a wide spectrum of diagnoses that require rehabilitation services at different post-acute care options. During the neuropsychology rotation, residents experience inpatient and outpatient cognitive evaluations of patients with a range of diagnosis including traumatic brain injury and dementia. 

In post-graduate year 3 (PGY 3), residents will rotate through various outpatient settings to learn core procedural skills, enhance and focus their neuro-musculoskeletal physical exams, broaden their problem-solving skills, and solidify their subspecialty areas of interest for future career aspirations. Rotations include: sports medicine, pain medicine, pediatric rehabilitation, EMG at John Dingell VA Hospital, and outpatient clinic with core faculty.  Residents get first-hand experience in the following procedures: landmark-guided and ultrasound-guided intra-articular steroid injections, trigger point injections, EMG and ultrasound-guided botulinum toxin injections for spasticity and headache, intrathecal baclofen pump management, and various interventional spine procedures. Finally, this year is complemented by 2 to 3 months on the inpatient rehabilitation unit, and one month of elective is available for more exposure to your specific area of interest. 

In post-graduate year 4 (PGY 4), residents will continue gaining experience on consult services, outpatient rotations, and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation. Two electives are available to further expose residents to their areas of interest. 

Sample Block Schedule

Internal Medicine (5)Inpatient Rehabilitation (8-9)Inpatient Rehabilitation (2)Senior Inpatient Rehabilitation (1)
ICUConsults (2-3)Outpatient Clinic (3)Outpatient Clinic (3)
Rheumatology/GeriatricsNeuropsychConsults (2)Consults (2)
Neurology Pediatric Rehab (1)Pediatric Rehab (1)
Neurosurgery Interventional Pain Medicine (1)Interventional Pain Medicine (1)
Orthopedic Surgery VA EMG (1)Sports Medicine (1)
Emergency Medicine Sports Medicine (1)Elective (2)
Radiology Elective (1)

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