The academic year begins in July and is comprised of six blocks each lasting two months.
Below is a sample of a typical PGY-2 schedule.
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Inpatients (General Rehabilitation)
The resident helps lead the rehabilitation team in the management of postacute medical and surgical illnesses. The program emphasizes the attainment of skills to manage stroke, neuromuscular disease, cardiopulmonary disease, musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic/neurosurgical/vascular surgical cases.
The consult service addresses the rehabilitation needs of inpatients at TJUH. Patient populations typically observed during this rotation include: cardiopulmonary, oncologic, and immunosuppressive (HIV and Bone Marrow transplant).
The outpatient rotation evaluates outpatients in various physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with a schedule that varies on a daily basis. Among the disciplines included are electrodiagnosis, spinal cord injury, spasticity, industrial rehab/work fitness/work hardening program, musculoskeletal medicine, chronic pain, worker's compensation, neuromuscular medicine, and arthritis.
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Inpatients (Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke)
The inpatient rotations involve rehabilitative care of patients after their acute hospitalization. Patients with neuromuscular disease, stroke, cardiopulmonary disease, and spinal cord injury are frequently encountered.
Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
In this rotation, inpatients and outpatients with brain injury are evaluated. Inpatient responsibilities include managing the various stages of recovery from traumatic brain injury and stroke. Outpatient responsibilities include spending time in follow-up clinics as well as specialty clinical focused on spasticity, electrodiagnosis, and urodynamics.
John Melvin, MD, MMSc
Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Ralph Marino, MD
Director, PM&R Residency
Michael Mallow, MD
Associate Program Director
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitaion
25 S. Ninth Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
We participated in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
- The international society of physical and rehabilitation medicine: The WAY FORWARD - II
- ISPRM discussion paper: Proposing a conceptual description of health-related rehabilitation services
- Medical rehabilitation of spinal cord injury following earthquakes in rehabilitation resource-scarce settings: Implications for disaster research
- The Walking Index for Spinal Cord Injury (WISCI/WISCI II): Nature, metric properties, use and misuse
- To Believe in Humanity and in Rehabilitation: Howard A. Rusk, MD, and the Birth of Rehabilitation Medicine