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The academic year begins in July and is comprised of six blocks each lasting two months.
Below is a sample of a typical PGY-3 schedule.

Month

Jul/Aug

Sep/Oct

Nov/Dec

Jan/Feb

Mar/Apr

May/Jun

Rotation

Outpatients

Stroke Inpatient

Pain / Radiology

Electro-diagnosis

Pediatrics

Musculoskeletal /Spine/Sports

Location

Magee

Magee

Jefferson

Moss

A. I. Dupont

Rothman Institute (TJUH)


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Rothman Institute
This outpatient rotation focuses on musculoskeletal medicine as well as interventional techniques for sports and spine rehabilitation.  It offers the resident an opportunity for hands-on teaching of interventional pain management techniques under fluoroscopic guidance in a multidisciplinary setting.  Residents also gain further experience in peripheral joint injections and electrodiagnosis.

Pain (1 month)
The Pain Management segment offers the resident the opportunity to work with faculty and pain fellows at the Jefferson Pain Center.  The chronic pain team manages patients suffering from a wide spectrum of diseases including chronic low back pain, cancer pain and neuropathic pain. Jefferson is a major referral center for patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and other neuropathic conditions.  Residents gain experience in evaluating inpatients with chronic and/or acute on chronic pain, managing pain medications of chronic pain patients in the clinic, and gain procedural experience in various interventional pain techniques under fluoroscopic guidance.

Radiology  (1 month)
The radiology segment gives the resident the opportunity to work with Levon Nazarian, MD, a world-renowned expert in ultrasound guided musculoskeletal interventions.  This outpatient rotation also allows the resident to gain familiarity with interpreting plain film, ultrasound, CT, and MR images of neurologic and musculoskeletal pathology.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Stroke
This rotation includes an intensive inpatient rehabilitation experience on the stroke unit at Magee with Barbara Browne, MD, who is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine.  The resident is involved in management of all aspects of the patient's medical and rehabilitation care. Residents participate in weekly conferences with the rehabilitation team, as well as daily teaching rounds with the attending on various stroke rehabilitation topics.   

Outpatients
This outpatient rotation has a flexible format that allows residents to emphasize areas of particular interest. The resident works one-on-one with an attending at all times. Rotation components include electrodiagnosis, urodynamics, chronic pain, spasticity management, and long-term follow-up of chronic disability.  Residents also gain procedural experience in adjusting intrathecal baclofen pumps, urodynamic studies, trigger point injections, and EMG-guided Botox injections.    

Moss Rehabilitation Hospital
Electrodiagnosis I
This rotation is the resident's initial concentrated experience in electrodiagnostic medicine. Under the direction of Dr. C. R. Sridhara, the resident is exposed to a vast array of neuromuscular pathology via performing inpatient and outpatient nerve conduction studies and needle electromyography.  

A.I. duPont Institute
Pediatrics
At this world-renowned pediatric facility, the resident is exposed to patients with spinal bifida, brain injury, cerebral palsy, lymphedema, as well as other pediatric rehabilitation challenges in both an inpatient and outpatient clinical setting.
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