Professional Education

Clinical

Beaumont Health - Royal

  • Acute hospital setting including ICU, NICU
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Level I trauma center
  • Large academic teaching hospital
  • Critical care, neuromedicine, neurosurgery and trauma service
  • 1:1 mentoring by board certified clinical faculty

Beaumont Health Center - Royal Oak

  • Outpatient Adult Neurology Rehabilitation
  • Beaumont Center for Children’s Rehabilitation –Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation

Across both clinical sites, residents will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical skills in the treatment of patients with:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebellar disorders
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Vestibular dysfunction
  • Guillain-Barre
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Residents will also have the opportunity to participate in specialty clinics such as:

  • Movement Disorders Clinic
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Brace Clinic
  • Wheelchair Clinic
  • Assistive Technology Clinic

Residents will interact and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team including:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech language pathologists
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Case managers
  • Social Workers

Education/Didactic

Educational objectives

  1. Promote best practice through the application of current research and patient centered care for patients with Neurologic disorders
  2. Develop clinical specialists who are competent educators to patients, peers, and students
  3. Engage in community service and program development and expansion to meet the needs of patients with Neurologic disorders
  4. The resident to successfully complete the ABPTS neurologic clinical specialist board examination
  5. Provide residents with a comprehensive academic and clinical curriculum to enhance analytical and reasoning skills

Educational design

The resident will complete a series of 26 modules provided by the Neuro Consortium complete with individual learning objectives and post-test assessment. Each module offers additional readings to complement each lecture. The resident will also partake in the journal club provided the Neuro Consortium. Additionally, the resident will attend weekly lectures provided by the Beaumont Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department and foundation courses by our own faculty experts within physical therapy.

Clinically, the resident will also be provided unique learning opportunities for attending clinics, shadowing rehabilitation professionals as well as working as a member of multidisciplinary teams. The residency will culminate with a comprehensive final test and a Capstone Project consisting of a case study to help demonstrate mastery of advanced concepts of neurologic rehabilitation. Computer and internet access are required.


Tuition and finances

The resident will pay $1200 for the didactic component of the residency program directly to the Neuro Consortium.


Capstone project

The resident will complete a case study by the end of the residency program. This project will be presented to the department during Grand Rounds.


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