The program for the physical medicine and rehabilitation PGY-3 year consists of four-week periods as follows:

Department Number of Rotations
Spinal Cord Injury Rehab 2-3 rotations
General Rehab 2-3 rotations
VA Amputee/Consults 2 rotations
Pediatric Rehab 2-3 rotations
Elective 1 rotation
Teaching Utility Team 1 rotation
Cardinal Hill Clinic 3 2 rotations

Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation

Inpatient and outpatient SCI rehabilitation at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital to include patients with traumatic and non-traumatic SCI, burns, and Parkinson's Disease including management of Deep Brain stimulators. This rotation is under direct supervision by a physical medicine and rehabilitation SCI attending faculty member. Residents assume primary responsibility for inpatients and assist in teaching rotating medical and physician assistant students. Daily rounds are Monday through Friday with the attending and the resident is responsible for progress notes, admissions, patient care conference as well as variable clinics throughout the week.


General Rehabilitation

Inpatient care at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. Patient exposure includes amputee, multi-trauma, post-transplant management, and cancer rehab. Direct supervision by physical medicine and rehabilitation attending faculty.


VA Amputee/Consults

Outpatient rehabilitation at Veterans Affair Medical Center and VA inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation consults with direct supervision by physical medicine and rehabilitation attending faculty. Resident assumes daily outpatient clinic duties for patients including amputee, orthopedics, musculoskeletal disorders and rheumatology as well as early exposure to EMG.


Pediatric Rehabilitation

Outpatient pediatric rehabilitation and orthopedics at Shriners Hospital for Children with direct supervision by physical medicine and rehabilitation and orthopedic attending faculty. Outpatient services include management of cerebral palsy, myelodysplasia, scoliosis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, congenital and traumatic amputations, and a variety of childhood musculoskeletal disorders.


Teaching Utility Team


Cardinal Hill Clinic 3



Elective month in a physical medicine and rehabilitation field of the resident's choice.