A Teaching Hospital
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, a member organization of Partners Continuing Care within the Partners Healthcare System, is home to the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Our highly regarded programs in medical education are a primary factor in the ranking of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital among the top ten rehabilitation hospitals in the United States for more than a decade.
- Spinal Cord Injury (a joint program with the Veterans Administration)
- Sports Medicine
As a complement to our principal PM&R programs, the hospital also educates medical students through three medical clerkships: Introduction to PM&R, Chronic Pain Management, 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.