Johns Hopkins Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency
Residency Program Outline
Post-Graduate Year 2
Inpatient rehabilitation services, including care for patients after a stroke, spinal cord injuries, organ transplants, cancer, amputations and many other disabling conditions: about nine months.
Outpatient rehabilitation clinics where residents gain experience with numerous musculoskeletal injuries: about two months.
Academic development to begin a research, educational or quality improvement project: one month.
Post-Graduate Year 3
Pediatric rehabilitation: two months inpatient and two months outpatient.
Outpatient rotations, including musculoskeletal/sports medicine, pain management and pediatric rehabilitation: six months.
Consultation and subacute rehabilitation rotations: two months.
Elective: one month.
Post-Graduate Year 4
Outpatient rehabilitation services (about eight months) and inpatient rehabilitation services (about two months).
Senior residents will have the opportunity to supervise junior residents during the inpatient rotations.
Clinical rotations include brain injury, electrodiagnostic medicine, and neurologic and musculoskeletal physical medicine clinics.
Elective: one month.
Didactics / Conferences
At least four hours of conference time each week specifically targets the goals of the PM&R curriculum. Resident didactics are structured into a comprehensive 12-month topic cycle, including two hours of faculty lectures alternating physical examination skill workshops, case presentations, prescription writing workshops and journal club. The instruction incorporates active styles of learning.
Each individual institution has targeted lectures throughout the week on topics including pain medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics and general rehabilitation.
All residents complete supported courses in musculoskeletal examination, electromyography, prosthetics and orthotics, and research techniques.
Monthly grand rounds and journal clubs.
Individual educational stipend to use for instructional materials and regional, national or international courses.
Clinical case review with department chair. Oral board review with residency program director.
Visits to community programs, including sailing and horseback riding, for people with disabilities.
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has a wide variety of research opportunities, including brain injury and concussion rehab, ICU rehab, long-term sequelae of spinal cord injury, pain and disability, prosthetics with neural control, swallowing impairment and international rehab.
Extensive research opportunities are also available outside of the department.
Our residents published 13 peer-reviewed articles and chapters in 2017.
Top 10 in National Institutes of Health funding among PM&R departments.