- Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities:
- Long-Term Acute Care:
- Skilled Nursing Facilities:
- Outpatient Facilities:
- Boston - Downtown Crossing
Gloucester - Cape
- Lexington - Pediatrics
PM&R Residency Program
Hosted by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in collaboration with the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Harvard Medical School PM&R Residency is a three year program commencing in PGY 2. Combining extensive clinical experience, robust didactic training and generous research opportunities within the Harvard system, the program assures that residents meet all ACGME requirements while also receiving ample opportunities to develop individual professional interests.
Spaulding is one of only two U.S. hospitals chosen by the National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) as a Model Systems Site for Burn Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury. Our residents care for patients at Spaulding’s new, state-of-the-art facility in Boston, which has been hailed as a national model for “green” and inclusive design.
Spaulding’s residency program offers extensive exposure to:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Cerebrovascular accidents Prosthetics/ orthotics
- Amputee care
- Burn injury
- Postoperative orthopedics
- Pain management
- Sports medicine/ musculoskeletal careTraumatic brain injury (TBI)
The core didactic curriculum includes a 12-month lecture series covering fundamental aspects of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Other key components of the program include:
- Annual intensive anatomy week at Harvard Medical School
- Weekly board review sessions
- Monthly journal club sessions
- Workshops in mind-body medicine and lifestyle medicine
- Regular conferences on morbidity and mortality
- Inpatient and outpatient therapy lectures with allied health professionals
- Small group sessions with department leaders
During the call period, residents are responsible for emergency and routine care of all patients on the PM&R inpatient services at SRH. Residents are on call at SRH approximately every sixth night during the PGY-2 year (about 5 calls/month = 4weeknights and one weekend 24-hour period per month). During the PGY-3 year, call is taken approximately 20 times per resident. Residents do not take call during their PGY-4 year. When rotating at some outside hospitals, call may be taken there in lieu of SRH call. During the PGY-2 year, residents on the neurology rotation at MGH assume call every fourth night and do not take SRH call. The call schedule for residents at SRH falls well within the limits required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
In addition to the core curriculum, the residency provides patient care conferences, one-on-one didactics with attending physicians, and grand rounds as opportunities for further education. Also, there are weekly chief's rounds with our department chairman, and a weekly morning report where cases are discussed with our program director. A monthly journal club reviews current and classical literature. Residents serve as members on the editorial board of the surveillance journal "Rehab in Review," a Harvard-based publication which is nationally distributed. Our residents also enjoy a rich variety of outpatient experiences with physiatrists and related specialists rotating at surrounding Harvard teaching hospitals and clinics. One of the highlights of our program is a very generous elective schedule (four months) that allows time to develop areas of interest.
For More Information
For more in-depth information about residency at Spaulding, please visit pmr.hms.harvard.edu.