Lectures & Club

Lectures & Club

PM&R Residency Program Manual
PM&R Noon Lecture Series & PM&R Resident Journal Club

PM&R Residency Program Noon Lecture Series
To ensure optimal participation in and quality of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation lecture series:

  • The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation didactics will be held Monday through Thursday (Friday, if needed) from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.for all Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PGY 2, 3, and 4) residents on all rotations.  Ward attendings should encourage the residents on the inpatient bed services to attend didactics in a timely fashion unless patient care issues require the resident’s attention.
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents are required to sign the didactics sign-in sheet and complete a lecture evaluation form for submission to the residency coordinator after each lecture.
  • PM&R faculty, non-physiatric faculty, and professional staff who are appropriately credentialed in the disciplines of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, psychology, prosthetics and orthotics, case management, recreational therapy, and vocational counseling should be scheduled into the didactics program as presenters.
  • Lectures should cover all topics contained in the core curriculum.  Additional topics not included in the core curriculum may be scheduled at the discretion of the chief residents as time permits.
  • On-site visits to the community-based rehabilitation facilities should be scheduled on a quarterly basis to familiarize residents with the continuum of rehabilitation care.  Examples include subacute units and skilled nursing facilities, sheltered workshops and other vocational facilities, adult day care, home health care services and community reentry services.
  • It is the Residency Program Coordinator’s responsibility (or her designee) to keep a record of all attendance at didactics. 
  • As part of their training experience, residents may present cases and certain lecture topics during the didactic lecture series if they wish to gain experience at public speaking and teaching, through coordination with the chief residents. (If a resident is unable to present his/her scheduled lecture, the resident must inform the chief in advance so a replacement can be arranged).

Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident Journal Club
Goals and Objectives:

  • To provide the PM&R resident with the opportunity to critically appraise the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation literature from an academic and methodological standpoint, and present her/his findings to colleagues in a cogent fashion.
  • To further resident knowledge of the spectrum of the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from basic science to clinical application, and encourage the sharing of this knowledge.
  • To highlight specific research areas in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • To familiarize residents with various journals that provide information pertinent to the practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • To enhance resident preparation for the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board exam.
  • To stimulate resident research interests.
  • To prepare residents for lifelong continuing education in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Procedures for PM&R Resident Journal Club Meetings:

  • The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Resident Journal Club will be held the first weekday of each month from 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • At each meeting, two Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents will present one article each.   Each presentation will be no longer than 20 minutes per article and minimally include:
    • The primary authors, their location, and the journal citation.
    • The rationale for the study and the question to be answered.
    • The findings and results of the study.
    • The discussion of results and their application to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation knowledge and practice.
    • The strengths and weaknesses of the study, unanswered questions, and opportunities for future research.
  • Articles selected will cover the spectrum of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and include the varied patient populations encountered in practice.  Study types will range from basic science research to clinical investigations.
  • It is fully expected that non-presenting residents and attendings will have read the articles ahead of time and will contribute to the discussion.