Training and Continuing Education for Medical Professionals
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is home to the Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Making us a preeminent teaching hospital for the worlds most innovative rehabilitation care and giving you the opportunity to grow your knowledge and your career beyond your expectations.
Harvard Medical School Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
Our highly regarded medical training and education programs are primary reasons why Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital has ranked among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the United States for more than a decade. But what that connection to training and innovation offers our patients is unparalleled.
Check out some of the PM&R training and education programs offered by Spaulding below.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program
Our physicians offer six major inpatient programs in rehabilitation. Each program is interdisciplinary, bringing the skills of a team of rehabilitation specialists together to solve for the unique needs of each patient.
Sports Medicine Fellowship
The Sports Medicine Fellowship provides an integrated, multidisciplinary sports medicine curriculum with the goal to train world class academic sports medicine physiatrists to become leaders in the subspecialty of primary care sports medicine.
Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship
The ACGME accredited Harvard Medical School/ Spaulding/ VA Boston Fellowship Program in Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Medicine is a 12-month training program that offers advanced clinical training in SCI, a strong didactic component and opportunities for research with protected elective time.
Additional training opportunities
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 as well as a community lecture series.
State-of-the-art research center
Led by PM&R faculty, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is a leading center for groundbreaking research contributing to advancements in rehabilitation science. Our continuing 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 our treatment programs, with research results often quickly making their way to the bedside. Increasingly, as we expand our 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.
Learn more about our residencies, fellowships and CMEs below.
Residencies and Fellowships
We offer a three-year residency program and as well as fellowships in sports medicine and spinal cord injury.
Continuing Medical Education (CME)
The Spaulding Rehabilitation Network offers an opportunity to receive course credit from Harvard Medical School.