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PGY-4 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-4 schedule.

Month Rotation Location
Jul/Aug Outpatients Moss
Sep/Oct Pain / Radiology Jefferson
Nov/Dec Inpatients Magee
Jan/Feb Senior Advisory  
Mar/Apr Elective  
May/Jun Electrodiagnosis 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.

Senior Advisory

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

Brain Injury

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.

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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