Education & Training

Rotations

Resident schedules generally consist of 12 inpatient rotations, 12 outpatient rotations, 5 months of EMG, 4 electives, and 3 months of consults.

Our residents gain valuable clinical experience to the key areas of inpatient rehabilitation including traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, amputee care, post operative orthopedics, burn care, and pediatric rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
 
In addition, residents spend time on inpatient, consult, and outpatient rotations at other sites such as Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Jamaica Plain Veterans Administration Hospital. They also participate in a resident continuity clinic throughout all three years of residency.

A sample of previous resident designed elective rotations include:

  • Spasticity management with botox and baclofen proficiency
  • Away rotations: from North Carolina for inpatient stroke to Taiwan for inpatient/outpatient general rehabilitation
  • Interventional pain and epidural injections at MGH
  • Sports rehab and Spaulding National Running Center with ultrasound interventions
  • Neuromuscular research and EMG proficiency

Sample Rotation Schedule 

Month 

PGY-2 PGY-3 PGY-4
July Spinal Cord Injury Stroke Outpatient Pediatrics
Aug Spinal Cord Injury - VA Rheumatology Consults
Sept Outpatient Spine Outpatient Spine Elective
Oct Pediatrics Outpatient Sports/Musculoskeletal Outpatient Spine/Musculoskeletal
Nov Amputee Traumatic Brain Injury Concussion
Dec Outpatient Prosthetics & Orthotics Elective EMG
Jan Traumatic Brain Injury Burn Rehabilitation EMG
Feb Neurology (MGH) Outpatient Pain Medicine Consults
Mar Neurology (MGH) Elective Spinal Cord Injury
Apr Outpatient Neurorehabilitation EMG Outpatient Sports/Musculoskeletal
May Stroke EMG Elective
June Outpatient Sports/Musculoskeletal EMG Consults