Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is home to the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Our highly regarded programs in medical training and education are a primary factor in the ranking of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the United States for more than a decade.
The programs are:
As a complement to our principal PM&R programs, the hospital also educates and trains medical students through a clerkship, and, as resources allow, trains post residency fellows in disciplines such as stroke, pain management, neurorehabilitation, and pediatric rehabilitation.
More than 400 health care students from nearby institutions participate annually in internship programs in nursing, speech-language pathology, physical and occupational therapy, and related disciplines. We also offer continuing education programs, workshops, and symposia for healthcare professionals and a community lecture series.
A Research Center
Led by PM&R faculty, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is a leading center for groundbreaking research contributing to advancements in rehabilitation science.
Spaulding research includes clinical studies, the evaluation of new rehabilitation medications, development of diagnostic tools, design and testing of assistive devices and robotics, as well as basic research into the nature of disease and disability.
These endeavors enhance Spaulding's treatment programs, with the results of this research often quickly finding its way to the bedside. Increasingly, as we expand our current research environment and add new initiatives, important and substantive opportunities are afforded our research fellows.
Research also plays an important role with our resident physicians, each having research elective rotations in the latter half of their residency training.
More About Medical Training
Residencies & Fellowships
Learn about our three-year residency program and as well as fellowships in sports medicine and spinal cord injury.
Spaulding sponsors two lecture series for healthcare professionals and interested members of the community.
Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Education
The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network offers an opportunity to receive course credit from Harvard Medical School.