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PGY-3 Schedule

The academic year begins in July and is comprised of six blocks each lasting two months.

Below is a sample of a typical PGY-3 schedule.

Month Rotation Location
Jul/Aug Outpatients Magee
Sep/Oct RASS Jefferson
Nov/Dec Inpatients Moss
Jan/Feb Musculoskeletal Rothman Institute
Mar/Apr Pediatrics A. I. Dupont
May/Jun Electrodiagnostic Moss

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Rehab Acute Spine Service (RASS)

This rotation truly exemplifies the multidisciplinary approach of rehabilitation medicine. This rotation provides a comprehensive understanding of spinal cord rehabilitation from acute injury to discharge into the community; subacute, acute, or long-term care facilities. Jefferson serves as a Model System for Spinal Cord Injury, and is a referral center for the Tri-State area.  The resident works very closely with nationally recognized faculty from Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Pulmonary Medicine, among other specialties. The focus is on the management of spinal injury/spinal cord injury from both a consultant and primary care perspective.  You also attend a weekly care conference that consists of yourself, your RASS attending, a neurosurgical attending and an orthopedic spine attending.

Rothman Institute

This outpatient rotation focuses on musculoskeletal medicine as well as interventional techniques for sports and spine rehabilitation.  It offers the resident an opportunity for hands-on teaching of interventional pain management techniques under fluoroscopic guidance in a multidisciplinary setting.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital


This outpatient rotation has a flexible format that allows residents to emphasize areas of particular interest. The resident works one-on-one with an attending at all times. Rotation components include electrodiagnosis, urodynamics, chronic pain, spasticity management, and long-term follow-up of chronic disability. Sites including Magee Center City, Magee Riverfront and Magee-Moss Voorhees.

A.I. duPont Institute


At this world-renowned pediatric facility, the resident is exposed to patients with spinal bifida, brain injury, cerebral palsy, lymphedema, as well as other pediatric rehabilitation challenges in both an inpatient and outpatient clinical setting.

Moss Rehabilitation Hospital

Amputee / Limb Deficiency

This rotation exposes the resident to all phases of amputee management, including immediate post-surgical management, pre-prosthetic training, prosthetic prescription and adjustment, and gait analysis. This experience is a combination of consultative, inpatient and outpatient activities. Multidisciplinary gym rounds evaluate gait deviations and refine the prosthetic prescriptions. One to two afternoons a week are spent in the world-class, high-technology gait lab.


This rotation is the resident's initial concentrated experience in electrodiagnostic medicine. Under the direction of Dr. C. R. Sridhara, a vast array of neuromuscular pathology is observed via inpatient and outpatient EMGs.

Dr. Melvin

John Melvin, MD, MMSc
Chair, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

Dr. Marino

Ralph Marino, MD
Director, PM&R Residency

Michael Mallow, MD
Associate Program Director

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitaion
Patricia Williams
Education Coordinator
25 S. Ninth Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
(215) 955-7446

We participated in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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