Physical Medicine Rehabilitation Residency

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Curriculum and Responsibilities

Rotations & Responsibilities

The PGY-1 resident spends the year rotating through Tampa General Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center and the James A. Haley VA Hospital completing various rotations to fulfill the fundamental clinical skills requirements for certification by the ABPMR (American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). The rotations include MICU, CCU, Oncology, Internal Medicine Wards, Neurology, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, ER, Geriatrics, Infectious Disease, Rheumatology, and Neurosurgery. Rotations may differ depending on MD or DO requirements.

The PGY-2 resident spends nine months in inpatient rehabilitation at the VA in the Traumatic Brain Injury (Polytrauma), General Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury rotations. The remainder is spent between MSK/EMG and Cancer Pain clinic.

The PGY-3 and PGY-4 resident spends various months in Inpatient PMR (TGH), General Rehab Consult Service (TGH/VA), EMG, Outpatient Clinics (P&O, SCI, TBI, Amputee), Sports Medicine (Morsani), Pain Management (Interventional/Chronic Pain Program), Cancer Pain (Moffitt), Pediatric Rehab, Elective/Research Month(s)

Call Coverage

Calls for physical medicine and rehabilitation start at the PGY-2 level and are from home on weeknights with patient rounds on the weekends covering the Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Units at the James A Haley VA Hospital. During call resident is responsible to resolve any cross-cover issues that may arise regarding patient care, follow up results of labs or studies that have been signed out, and Spinal Cord Injury admissions from the Emergency Department.

During weekend call, the resident is also responsible to round with attending on all patients in the rehabilitation and spinal cord injury services and ensure all patients get daily written notes that will be completed by both attending and resident.