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
Adam Schreiber, DO
Assistant Program Director, Evaluation
Chris Formal, MD
Assistant Program Director, Mentoring and Counseling
Mendel Kupfer, MD
Assistant Program Director, Recruiting
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).
- Advances in the rehabilitation management of acute spinal cord injury
- Clinical diagnosis and prognosis following spinal cord injury
- Development of an objective test of upper-limb function in tetraplegia: The capabilities of upper extremity test
- Association between the Functional Independence Measure following spinal cord injury and long-term outcomes
- The Appropriateness of Long-term Opioids to Treat Chronic Back Pain