Combined Pediatric/Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

Leadership

Name: Eileen Sheih, MD
Position: Program Director, Pediatrics/PM&R Residency Program
Organization: Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

Program Contact

Name: Cindy Chuidian
Position: Program Coordinator, Pediatrics/PM&R Residency Program
Organization: Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

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Didactics

The Highest Academic Standard

100%. That is the Jefferson Pediatrics/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency board examination pass rate over the past twenty years. What sets us apart is that we don't just teach to boards, we teach to clinical practice and to real life.

The learning experiences in our residency are designed to help our trainees grow in pediatric rehabilitation, general pediatric, and PM&R knowledge. Our objectives and curriculum are dynamic, with active adaptation to resident feedback and to changes within our ever-evolving field. Our program values all learners and educators and promotes a learning environment where residents feel supported, challenged, valued, and respected.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Didactics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Our educational program for PM&R residents at Jefferson is comprehensive in nature. The annual didactic curriculum is designed to reflect the ACGME core competencies and supplements clinical activity and scholarly research.

Dedicated time is reserved for residents each Wednesday from 7 AM-12 PM, with abstention from all clinical duties, including pages. Residents also attend annual city-wide courses focusing on EMG, gait, and prosthetics.

ANATOMY

7 weeks

SPINAL CORD INJURY

3 weeks

SPORTS MEDICINE

3 weeks

MEDICAL REHAB

3 weeks

PEDIATRICS

3 weeks

EMG

4 weeks

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

3 weeks

ULTRASOUND

3 weeks

CANCER REHAB

3 weeks

GAIT

2 weeks

AMPUTEE

4 weeks

STROKE

3 weeks

PAIN

3 weeks

SPASTICITY

3 weeks

FUNCTION

3 weeks

Pediatric Education at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children

Lunch is provided during noon conference daily for all residents.

Morning Report

Daily

The house officers and attendings will discuss an interesting case presented by an upper-year resident. This is one of the highlights of our program, as it always leads to great discussions between the house staff, general pediatric attending, and subspecialty attendings. The morning report also is well-attended by the

Noon Conference

Daily

Faculty members from the general pediatric division and subspecialties present lectures to the house staff and medical students. Each month, the house staff also attends seminars on ethics, case conferences, and morbidity and mortality conferences during this one-hour time period. This time is protected for the residents’ education. faculty.

Grand Rounds

Weekly

Grand rounds are longstanding educational tradition. At Nemours, we cover a broad range of pediatric care and subspecialty topics to continue promoting professional development across all subspecialties. Click below to explore the calendar of upcoming talks.

Pediatric Rehabilation Didactics - Various Locations

The PPM&R residents meet monthly to target pediatric physiatry specific topics. The majority of learning experiences are designed and led by residents. After all, one learns best by teaching! Guest lectures are also given by faculty or other members of our rehabilitation team. Learning experiences vary from lectures to hands-on procedural training to field trips to community resources.