The academic year begins in July and is comprised of six blocks each lasting two months.
Below is a sample of a typical PGY-4 schedule.
|Sep/Oct||Pain / Radiology||Jefferson|
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
This electrodiagnosis rotation offers unique exposure to a wide variety of neuromuscular pathology. Gerald J. Herbison, MD, professor of rehabilitation medicine and world-renowned electromyographer, serves as the cornerstone of the rotation. Because of its reputation for excellence and its designation as a Level I Trauma Center, Jefferson has an extremely large referral base -- offering the opportunity to observe acute, subacute, and chronic neuromuscular pathology.
A wide variety of elective experiences are available, including orthopedics, rheumatology, neurology, neuroradiology, orthotics/prosthetics, research, electrodiagnosis, and sports medicine. Other options may be available.
During this rotation, a senior resident serves as an advisor to a junior resident in either an inpatient or outpatient setting, depending on the interest of the senior. In this role, there is ample opportunity for teaching and developing presentations on topics relevant to the rotation as well as developing management skills necessary for professional practice.
Pain / Radiology
This rotation is divided into two one-month blocks. The Pain Management segment offers the resident the opportunity to work with the faculty at the Jefferson Pain Center. This experience exposes the resident physician to interventional pain techniques. In addition to allowing the resident to gain familiarity with interpreting plain film, ultrasound, CT, and MR images of neurologic and musculoskeletal pathology, the radiology segment gives the resident the opportunity to work in a world renown center for musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
This rotation exposes the resident to the management of brain injury in the acute rehabilitation setting. Post-traumatic seizures, hydrocephalus, behavioral management, feeding disorders, nutrition, orthopedic injuries, and pharmacologic interventions are some of the areas addressed.
Moss Rehabilitation Hospital
Outpatient / Musculoskeletal / Sports Medicine
This advanced rotation exposes the resident to superior orthopedic and physiatric faculty. Experiences include sports medicine, interventional pain management, interventional spasticity management, and medical-legal evaluations.
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