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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-2 schedule.

Month

Jul/Aug

Sep/Oct

Nov/Dec

Jan/Feb

Mar/Apr

May/Jun

Rotation

Inpatient

 

Consults

Outpatients

Inpatient

SCI

Inpatient

TBI

Inpatient

SCI

 

Location

Jefferson

Jefferson

Jefferson

Magee

Bryn Mawr

Or Magee

Magee


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Inpatients (General Rehabilitation)
The resident helps lead the rehabilitation team in the management of post acute medical and surgical illnesses. The program emphasizes the attainment of skills to manage stroke, neuromuscular disease, cardiopulmonary disease, musculoskeletal problems and orthopedic/neurosurgical/vascular surgical cases.

Consults
The consult service addresses the rehabilitation needs of inpatients at TJUH. Patient populations typically observed during this rotation include: cardiopulmonary, oncologic, and immunosuppressive (HIV and Bone Marrow transplant).

Outpatients
The outpatient rotation evaluates outpatients in various physical medicine and rehabilitation settings with a schedule that varies on a daily basis. Among the disciplines included are electrodiagnosis, spinal cord injury, spasticity, industrial rehab/work fitness/work hardening program, musculoskeletal medicine, chronic pain, worker's compensation, neuromuscular medicine, and arthritis.

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital
Spinal Cord Injury
As Jefferson, in affiliation with Magee, is the only Model Systems Spinal Cord Injury center in the Delaware Valley, residents gain much experience in the rehabilitation of acute spinal cord injured patients.  They identify functional goals and outcomes for self-care and activities based on neurological level, extent of injury and time since injury.  Residents anticipate, diagnose, and treat complications resulting from spinal cord injury, including respiratory issues, cardiovascular problems, orthopedic complications, infectious disease, skin problems, sexual issues, neurogenic bowel / bladder, and psychosocial disorders.

Magee or Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital
Brain Injury
This rotation primarily exposes the resident to the management of brain injury in the inpatient acute rehabilitation setting. Post-traumatic seizures, hydrocephalus, behavioral management, feeding disorders, nutrition, orthopedic injuries, and pharmacologic interventions are some of the areas addressed.  Residents also spend time in follow-up clinics as well as specialty clinical focused on spasticity, electrodiagnosis, and urodynamics.
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