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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Rotation Schedule

The Jefferson Pediatrics/PM&R residency takes pride in offering rotations that are clinically and educationally rewarding. Below is a sample of the rotation schedule. With the exception of intern year, residents alternate between Pediatric and PM&R rotations throughout each year. Pediatric rotations are highlighted in blue, adult PM&R rotations in green, and pediatric rehabilitation rotations in yellow.

The majority of pediatric rotations occur at A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware. Inpatient adult PM&R rotations occur at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Residents will also gain varied experience in consultation, sports and spine, EMG, ultrasound, and general outpatient rehabilitation. Other practice sites include the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, and MossRehab. 

By the end of residency, our graduates have acquired over eight months of dedicated pediatric rehabilitation experience, including continuity clinic time. Additional pediatric rehabilitation experiences are ongoing throughout the entirety of training.

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Continuity Clinic

Residents participate in continuity clinic weekly throughout residency. Clinic experiences evolve to incorporate more sub-specialty experiences as residents progress in their pediatric physiatry knowledge. 

PGY-1: General Pediatrics clinic weekly.

PGY-2 and PGY-3: Residents alternate weekly between General Pediatrics and Special Babies clinic treating medically complex children.

PGY-4 and PGY-5: General Pediatrics clinic is replaced with Cerebral Palsy clinic. Residents continue running Special Babies clinic every other week.

Vacation & Educational Days

Residents are allotted twenty (20) days of vacation per year, holidays notwithstanding. Additionally, five (5) educational days per year are provided for personalized learning.

Call

Call location is based on the current rotation. For example, pediatrics call occur on pediatrics rotations, and PM&R call while on rehab rotations.

Pediatrics

Call frequency varies based on rotation. There are call-free rotations.

Interns can expect one full weekend off every 4 weeks, while working 1 weekend shift each of the remaining 3 weekends. Interns also participate in two 2-week blocks of night float.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)

PGY-2: Three to four calls per month (typically three weekend day calls)

PGY-3: Two calls per month (typically one weekend day call) with weekend back-up call

PGY-4: One weekday call per month with weekday back-up call

*One resident is on call at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital nightly. A senior resident available for emergency back-up in case of an emergency.  

Rotation Sites

We have pooled the considerable resources of the Philadelphia region's major institutions to create exciting, high-quality programs in patient care, research, and in particular, resident training. As you read the following information, we believe you will share our enthusiasm and excitement for our dynamic residency program.

Nemours A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children

Wilmington, DE

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is a pediatric hospital located in Wilmington, Delaware. It is a non-profit organization created by philanthropist Alfred I. du Pont in 1936 and dedicated to improving the health of children. The hospital offers intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services in more than 30 disciplines. It is internationally recognized in blood and bone marrow transplantation, achondroplasia, cancer, cardiology and cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and solid organ transplantation.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

Originally formed in 1825 as the Infirmary of the Jefferson Medical College, the predecessor of the Hospital of Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital serves patients in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities in the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals are consistently recognized both nationally and locally by various organizations and institutions in just about every aspect of patient care, patient safety, and quality of the healthcare experience.

The Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals system has 957 licensed acute care beds. Services are provided at five locations: the main hospital facility and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, both in Center City Philadelphia; Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia; Jefferson at the Navy Yard; and Jefferson-Voorhees in South Jersey. Jefferson continues to top the list of hospitals in Pennsylvania (3rd) and the Philadelphia metro area (2nd) in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the best hospitals and specialties. 

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

Philadelphia, PA

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is a 96-bed stand-alone rehabilitation hospital.  The mission of Magee Rehabilitation is to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities by providing high quality physical and cognitive rehabilitation services. 

The main campus offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services for SCI, TBI, stroke, orthopedic replacement, limb loss, pain management, and work injury. Magee also provides an expanding outpatient network serving the surrounding communities. In 1985, Magee’s brain injury rehabilitation program became the first in the nation to be accredited by CARF. Magee partnered with Jefferson Hospital to create one of the nation’s 14 federally designated centers for SCI rehabilitation. Magee provides treatment to more than 5,000 individuals annually and has been rated one of America’s leading rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.

Christiana Hospital

Newark, DE

Christiana Hospital is a 913-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot, modern facility in Newark, Delaware. Christiana Hospital is the only high-risk delivering hospital in Delaware offering Level III neonatal intensive care. Among hospitals in the US, Christiana Hospital ranks 36th in births. Currently ChristianaCare performs over 6,000 deliveries a year offering our residents ample hands-on learning experiences in the Delivery Room and NICU.

Moss Rehab

Elkins Park, PA

For 27 years, MossRehab has repeatedly been ranked as a "Best Hospital" for rehabilitation by U.S. News & World Report. MossRehab boasts 23 physicians who are board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Our residents have the privilege to learn from knowledgeable faculty by rotating through the only CARF-accredited amputation program in the region.

Rothman Orthopaedics

Philadelphia, PA

Since its founding in 1970, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute has grown from a single Philadelphia office into one of the nation’s largest and most respected orthopedic practices. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is included in the Jefferson Department of Orthopedics, which received a national ranking by US News & World Reports. Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is the Official Orthopaedic Partner of many teams including the Eagles, 76ers, and Phillies. Our resident solidify their musculoskeletal, sports medicine, and interventional spine knowledge while working hands-on with Rothman's 26 physiatrists on staff.