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Department of

Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine 

Curriculum/Schedule

The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program at the University Hospital/University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center was initiated in 1988. It is fully accredited by the ACGME and leads to board eligibility in PM&R. This is a four-year, integrated program with two residents accepted annually. Applicants are accepted through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

Once accepted, new residents will spend their first year rotating on Internal Medicine for six months and participating in six months of medical and surgical subspecialty selectives that relate to PM&R. The residents will also attend a half day per week continuity clinic in PM&R during their first year during their outpatient months. This meets the first-year training requirements, as outlined by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

In subsequent years, residents will rotate through a variety of inpatient and outpatient rotations providing the resident with a wide exposure to the diagnosis, evaluation and management of persons of all ages with physical and/or cognitive impairments and disability. 

Residents will gain expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with painful or functionally limiting conditions, the management of comorbidities, diagnostic and therapeutic injection procedures including ultrasound, electrodiagnostic medicine with an emphasis on the prevention of complications of disability and secondary complications.

Residents will attend a half-day per week in Continuity Clinic throughout their residency. This allows them the unique opportunity to manage their own patients and follow them over the course of their residency.

Click here to view the PMR lecture schedule on Medhub.

Typical Adult PM&R Schedule

PGY-1     
   6 months Internal Medicine at UC Medical Center 
   6 months   NSICU, Neurology, Rheumatology, Radiology, Orthopedics and Urology
     
 PGY-2    
   3 months  Inpatient brain injury rehabilitation at the Drake Center
   3 months   Inpatient spinal cord injury/ortho rehabilitation at the Drake Center
   2 months  Inpatient stroke rehabilitation at the Drake Center
   3 months   Consults at UC Medical Center
   1 month    Outpatient at the VA Medical Center
     
 PGY-3    
   1 month  Consults at UC Medical Center
   2 months  Outpatient at the VA Medical Center
   3 months  Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG)
   1 month  NeuroRehabilitaiton outpatient clinics
   1 month   Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O)
   2 month  Musculoskeletal  (MSK) outpatient clinics
   1 month  Pediatric rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
   1 month  Geriatric rehabilitation at Christ Hospital
     
 PGY-4    
   1 month    Outpatient at VA Medical Center
   2 months  EMG (1 month as senior) 
   2 months  Senior resident at the Drake Center
   1 month  Geriatric rehabilitation at Christ Hospital
   2 months  Pediatric Rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
   1 month   NeuroRehabilitation outpatient clinics
   3 months    Electives

 

Combined Pediatric Rehabilitation Curriculum

The combined Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program was established in 1988 as a fully accredited program leading to board eligibility in both Pediatrics and PM&R. The program lasts five years with one resident accepted annually. Applicants are accepted into our program through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

Once accepted, the new resident will complete a pediatric internship at Cincinnati Children's Medical Center during their first year. During the following years, rotations will switch between Cincinnati Children's and the adult rehabilitation training sites every four months. (Six months of pediatric rehabilitation occurs during the pediatric months and counts toward the board requirements of both specialties.) This will allow completion of requirements for both boards without extended time away from either of the programs.

Inpatient experiences consist of rotating on various adult rehabilitation units, pediatric medical units and the pediatric rehabilitation unit. The pediatric inpatient unit is a 12-bed CARF-accredited unit located at Cincinnati Children's. Approximately half of the admissions to the pediatric rehabilitation unit are related to an acquired brain injury from a variety of etiologies including trauma, infection, anoxia, stroke or tumor. Other reasons for admission include: multiple trauma, spinal cord injury, pain management, conversion disorder, joint arthroplasty, spinal fusion, neuromuscular disorders such as spina bifida, Guillain Barre or Duchenne muscular dystrophy, amputation, organ transplant and others.

Outpatient experiences include many experiences in general pediatrics and adult rehabilitation in addition to pediatric rehabilitation. The residents will do a half day per week of general pediatric continuity clinic during their first two years. During PGY3-5 years they will be involved in a pediatric rehabilitation continuity clinic. Other specialized and multidisciplinary pediatric rehabilitation clinics include: spasticity clinic, cerebral palsy clinic, muscular dystrophy clinic, brachial plexus clinic, neuro-oncology clinic, spina bifida clinic, limb reconstruction clinic, stroke clinic and wheelchair clinic.

Click here to view the PMR lecture schedule on Medhub.

Typical Combined Pediatric Rehabilitation Schedule

PGY-1     
  12 months      Pediatric internship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 
     
 PGY-2    
   2 months  Inpatient brain injury rehabilitation at Drake Center
   1 month  Consults at UC Medical Center
   4 months  General pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s
   2 months    Inpatient spinal cord injury rehabilitation at Drake Center
   1 month   Outpatient at the VA Medical Center
   2 months     Stroke at Drake Center
     
 PGY-3    
   2 months   Pediatric rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children’s
   6 months  General pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s
   2 months  Inpatient rehab at Drake Center
   1 months  Consults at UC Medical Center
   1 month  Outpatient at the VA Medical Center
     
 PGY-4    
   4 months  Electrodiagnostic medicine at various sites
   2 months  Pediatric rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children’s
   2 months  General pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s
   2 months  Musculoskeletal Medicine (MSK)
   1 month  Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O)
   1 month  Outpatient rehabilitation at the VA Medical Center
     
 PGY-5    
   4 months  General pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s
   1 month   Senior Elective
   1 month   Musculoskeletal Medicine (MSK)
   1 month     EMG senior
   1 month   Geriatric rehabilitation at Christ Hospital
   2 months  Pediatric rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children’s
   2 months  General pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s