Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Program Education Activities

A collage of Program Educational Activities, including simulation and in-service exercises.

Didactics & Education - The formal didactic lecture series is conducted on Wednesday afternoons for up to two hours.  The lecture series follows a 12-month rotation schedule allowing residents to hear topics three times throughout their residency.

Additionally, there is protected time for both a resident-driven Board Review Series, which takes place weekly on Tuesday mornings, as well as a Board Review session, led by the Program Director on Friday mornings.

Thursday afternoons consist of a musculoskeletal anatomy, pathology, and ultrasound series that runs on a 6-month cycle, giving residents exposure to a particular joint and spine twice per year. In 3-to-4-week blocks, the course focuses on the following: gross anatomy, clinical pathology and physical exam, musculoskeletal ultrasound and injection/procedural techniques using ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance, the latter of which is performed on cadaveric specimens at the University of Toledo’s state-of-the-art Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (IISC).

Journal Club - Journal club occurs every other month, six times per year. Residents, with the mentorship of an attending, lead the discussion of one or two pre-approved journal articles.

Grand Rounds - Grand Rounds occurs every other month, six times per year, alternating months with journal club. Residents select a topic and, with guidance from an attending, present to the faculty, residents, and medical students.

Continuity Clinic - This clinic is held once per week and residents are given the responsibility for assessing and treating their patients. The resident maintains these patients through this clinic for their PGY III and PGY IV years of training.

In-Services - Held the third Monday of each month, these in-services allow residents a deeper understanding of the wide scope of services important to rehabilitation. Past in-services have covered a variety of topics including neuropsychology evaluations, dysphagia & FEES, high-intensity gait training, botulinum-toxin injection for spasticity & migraine, and refilling baclofen pumps, among others.

Last Updated: 11/15/22