Residents enjoy protected time for research, to attend seminars, and to present at national conferences. They participate in the AAPM&R SAE, the AAEM SAE examination, and an internal oral examination each year. Additional experiences include caring for injured athletes at the Houston Marathon, other athletic events in Houston and the surrounding area, and community rehabilitation experience at the Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Program (RSVP).
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.
Our program adheres to the ACGME PM&R requirements for residency training.
Every resident will have the following experiences:
- At least 12 months of inpatient rehabilitation experience
- At least 12 months of outpatient rehabilitation experience with a focus on musculoskeletal medicine, exclusive of EMG experience
- Four to five months of EMG experience(residents on average preform at least 200 EMGs during their training)
- Two to five months of rehabilitation consultation experience
- Two to three months of pediatric rehabilitation experience
Sample Rotation Schedule
PGY-2 PGY-3 PGY-4
3 months TIRR 3 months TIRR VA EMG
3 months VA SCI QM Clinic QM Inpatient
QM Inpatient Baylor MSK VA MSK
SL Inpatient TCH MSK TIRR Outpatient
VA Inpatient TCH Outpatient BT Consults
VA EMG SL Inpatient QM Clinic
BT Consults SL Consults Baylor MSK
Baylor EMG TCH Inpatient Baylor EMG
QM EMG SL Consults
Call responsibilities vary by rotation site. Residents take 4-5 24-hour in-house calls at TIRR per month. The remainder of call responsibilities for all other training sites is home call. Residents average 4-6 days of call (inclusive of weekday and weekend call) per month during their PGY-2 and PGY-3 years. Residents average 2-4 days of call (inclusive of weekday and weekend call) per month during their PGY-4 year.
- Sports and Musculoskeletal Injury
- Spine and Peripheral Joint Injection
- Resident Research Course
- William Donovan, MD Critical Review of the Literature
- Quality Improvement Projects
- Senior Research Project
The BCM PM&R education program offers fellowships in brain injury, spinal cord injury, and pediatric rehabilitation.
- Anatomy Lecture Series
- Sports Medicine Lecture Series
- Musculoskeletal Medicine Ultrasound Course Series
- Introduction to PM&R Lecture Series
- Anatomy Lecture Series with Cadaver Lab Correlate
- Journal Club
- Senior Lectures
- Monthly Grand Rounds
- Curriculum is based on the ABPMR requirements
- Weekly lecture series (protected time) serves as the core didactic experience, given by specialists from different fields, ranging from sports medicine to electrodiagnosis and neurorehabilitation
- Supplemented by additional lectures in the afternoons or weekends
- Hands-on workshops (peripheral joint and spinal injections, electrodiagnosis, musculoskeletal exam) to complement lectures