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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Education

Houston, Texas

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Workday & Benefits


What is the frequency of being on call?

For most facilities, the frequency of being on call is usually no more than two-three times per month. During a rotation at The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, or TIRR, night call is usually no more than four-five times per month.

Are both inpatient and outpatient experiences available?

There are inpatient and outpatient experiences available throughout each year of training. The inpatient services nearly all have the opportunity or requirement for outpatient clinics as well. There are rotations that are exclusively outpatients that are typically done during the PGY 4 year.


What benefits do residents receive?

At the start of residency, residents receive lab coats and a membership to the AAPM&R Society. Residents also receive health, life and AD&D insurance and subsidized parking.

Are there professional PM&R organizations? Can residents join?

Among the professional organizations that residents may wish to join are the: Association of Academic Physiatrists, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation, American Spinal Injury Association, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Brain Injury Association or American Paraplegic Society.

Is time allotted and are residents reimbursed for travel and attendance at meetings?

Yes, residents who have met the research requirements and who have had their abstract accepted at a professional meeting (such as the AAPM&R, AAP, or ACRM) are reimbursed for the costs associated with their attendance at the meeting. Within the guildelines of the university, this includes airfare, registration, lodging and meals. Reimbursement details are reviewed with the residents prior to their conference registration. Residents are allowed educational leave days to attend educational conferences.

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