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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Education

Houston, Texas

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Educational Curriculum

What additional educational activities do you provide?

In addition to the core curriculum, we provide supplementary courses and hands-on workshops to augment your education and sharpen your skills. Also, see resident page and educational activities.

Workshops:
  • Sports and Musculoskeletal Injury
  • Spine and Peripheral Joint Injection
  • Electrophysiology
  • Spasticity
Research:
  • Resident Research Course - eight weeks
  • William Donovan, MD Critical Review of the Literature
  • Research Education and Development Seminars (REDS)
  • Research Presentations
Lecture Series:
  • Anatomy Lecture Series
  • Sports Medicine Lecture Series
Courses:

Residents enjoy protected time for research, to attend seminars, and to present at national conferences. They participate in the AAPM&R SAE and the AAEM SAE examination and an internal oral examination each year. Additional experiences include caring for injured athletes at the Houston Marathon and other athletic events in Houston and the surrounding area and community rehabilitation experience at the Ranch.

What areas of rehabilitation are taught in the program?

Our program offers teaching in all the required areas of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Our nationally recognized faculty provide specialty training in spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, pain management, and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Residents are exposed to rotations in pediatric rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation, cardiac rehabilitation, electrodiagnostics and rehabilitation of veterans, among others.

What is the curriculum structure?
  • Curriculum based on the ABPMR requirements
  • Weekly lecture series (protected time) serves as the core didactic experience
  • Weekly lectures supplemented by additional lectures in the afternoons or weekends, given by specialists from different fields, ranging from sports medicine to electrodiagnosis and neurorehabilitation
  • Hands-on workshops (peripheral joint and spinal injections, electrodiagnosis, musculoskeletal exam) to complement lectures

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