The importance of a didactic curriculum is emphasized as an integral and essential complement to the clinical curriculum. In fact, our PM&R Residency Program incorporates dedicated teaching sessions and Journal Clubs into the program, including an emphasis on required research. Residents meet every Thursday morning for four hours and one evening per month for these educational experiences; they have the opportunity to learn with their colleagues, have thoughtful discussions on relevant topics, and share their rotation experiences with each other. The didactic courses cover the topics listed in the Part I and Part II Certification Outlines from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Each course concludes with an in-house examination to allow residents to demonstrate the information they learned. These methods of teaching, along with self-assessment exams, help to prepare our residents for their board examinations and careers.
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We have a very effective didactic and clinical curriculum that prepares our residents for the Board examinations and practice after graduation.
We have Mock oral exams twice a year in addition to didactic courses followed by exams, cadaver dissection, regular case of the month, research and leadership courses.
We are one of a handful of programs that require residents to participate in research projects, most of which are presented at national meetings.