Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Resident Curriculum

The curriculum for the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program at the University of Toledo features 34 months of required rotations and two months of electives.  All rotations are completed at the University of Toledo Medical Center, with the exception of periodic outpatient training at the VA clinic which is a very short drive from our hospital, the sports medicine and pediatric rotation (all of which are in Toledo).  Inpatient months are composed of managing a 40 bed general rehabilitation unit and following patients with stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury among many other conditions.  The outpatient clinic months include EMG and procedural training from multiple physicians, including Botulinum toxin, fluoroscopic spine procedures and ultrasound-guided joint and soft tissue injections, as well as experience in a general rehabilitation clinic setting.  A weekly resident continuity clinic is scheduled for PGY-3 and PGY-4 years of training to gain experience treating and managing your own patients.  In addition, there is a monthly ultrasound or fluoroscopic guided procedure training session with cadaver specimens for all PM&R residents.  This takes place at the Simulation Center on campus.  

A typical three year breakdown of monthly rotations is as follows:

12 months          Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
12 months          PM&R Outpatient Clinics / EMG / Spine / Ultrasound / VA
  3 months          PM&R Consultation Service
  1 month            Neurology
  1 month            General Orthopedics
  1 month            Sports Orthopedics
  1 month            Sports Medicine
  1 month            Interventional Pain Management
  1 month            Rheumatology
  1 month            Pediatric PM&R
  2 months          Electives



Last Updated: 8/31/17