Orientation Lecture Series
A series of introductory lectures is presented during July and August. These lectures are intended to orient the first-year PM&R residents to the types of patients and their problems which they will encounter throughout their career. These lectures are presented by faculty and allied rehabilitation professionals.
Didactic Lecture Series
Didactic lectures consist of a series of lectures and demonstrations taught by faculty, residents and guest lecturers. The sessions are intended to review anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. Textbooks and articles are referenced. These lectures extend from September to the following June and are held on Wednesday mornings at MossRehab Hospital.
Resident Presentations / Grand Rounds
Each resident is assigned to present one Grand Rounds yearly on a topic of interest that has an identified educational need. An in-depth discussion is presented to residents, faculty and invited physicians and staff. The resident will utilize handouts, audiovisual aids, guest experts and/or clinical material. View the curriculum for Grand Rounds here.
The residents will be assigned journal articles and will lead a discussion of the clinical and research merits of the paper. Journal Clubs occur monthly at Temple University Hospital within the clinical science curriculum under the supervision of a faculty member.
Local, regional and national conferences sponsored by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), and other major organizations invite presentations and attendance by residents. Temple University Hospital's PM&R Residency Program encourages resident participation in:
- Poster and paper (oral) presentations
- Panel discussions
- Administrative areas (Resident Physician Council)
- Program organization
It is a requirement of our Program that a resident must submit at least one abstract suitable for presentation during his or her three years.
The Program provides funds for resident support to attend selected conferences including travel and lodging. The amount of reimbursement is determined by the Temple University Hospital Graduate Medical Education department.
The Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Temple University, Moss Rehabilitation Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital each sponsor and present two to three-day courses annually:
- Gait & Orthotics: Temple/Moss
- Prosthetics: University of Pennsylvania
- Electrodiagnostic Medicine: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Temple Anatomy Course: Residents participate in an interactive course focused on functional neurologic and musculoskeletal anatomy. The course includes cadaveric dissection and journal article discussion.
MSK Ultrasound Anatomy Course: Residents participate in an interactive course focused on ultrasound-based musculoskeletal anatomy. The course includes multiple skills lab held throughout the year.
Physical Examination Workshops: Residents participate in multiple interactive workshops through the year focused on different aspects of the physiatric physical examination including the neuromusculoskeletal examination.
Albert Einstein Medical Center Research Course: All PGY-2 residents participate in an introductory course on design, critical appraisal and statistical analysis of medical research.