• Curriculum

    The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is built around an extensive and diverse curriculum.

  • This program is designed for residents completing a combined residency in pediatrics and pediatric rehabilitation medicine (PM&R). Once completed, it will allow them to sit for subspecialty certification in pediatric rehabilitation medicine through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

    Fellows will participate in inpatient management on the rehabilitation unit, provide consultations on inpatients as requested by other services and outpatient evaluations of children in the pediatric rehabilitation clinic and other subspecialty clinics. In addition to clinical training, research training will be provided through coursework in the Fellows Core Curriculum Program and with a Scholarship Oversight Committee involving faculty mentorship. Fellows may also choose to broaden their research training through enrollment in a graduate program in clinical research, epidemiology or education.

    Fellows will be required to submit an abstract for presentation during or following the academic year in which they are fellows at Cincinnati Children’s.

    July / August

    September / October

    November / December

    January / February

    March / April

    May / June

    Specific Assignment

    Outpatient and Research

    Inpatient and Consults

    Outpatient and Research

    Inpatient and Consults

    Outpatient and Research

    Outpatient and Research

    This program is designed for residents completing a categorical residency in an ACGME-accredited PM&R program. Once completed, it will allow them to sit for subspecialty certification in pediatric rehabilitation medicine through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

    Fellows will participate in inpatient management on the rehabilitation unit, provide consultations on inpatients as requested by other services and outpatient evaluations of children in the pediatric rehabilitation clinic and other subspecialty clinics. In addition to clinical training, research training will be provided through coursework in the Fellows Core Curriculum Program and with a Scholarship Oversight Committee involving faculty mentorship. Fellows may also choose to broaden their research training through enrollment in a graduate program in clinical research, epidemiology or education.

    Fellows will be required to submit an abstract for presentation during or following the academic years in which they are fellows at Cincinnati Children’s.

    1st Year

    July / August

    September / October

    November / December

    January / February

    March / April

    May / June

    Specific Assignment

    Outpatient and Research

    Inpatient and Consults

    Outpatient and Research

    Inpatient and Consults

    Outpatient and Research

    Development / Rheumatology

    2nd Year

    July / August

    September / October

    November / December

    January / February

    March / April

    May / June

    Specific Assignment

    Neurology / Orthopaedics

    Inpatient and Consults

    Outpatient and Research

    Inpatient and Consults

    Outpatient and Research

    Outpatient and Research

    Fellows in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program evaluate patients in a number of subspecialty clinics at Cincinnati Children’s:

    • Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic
    • Spasticity Management Clinic
    • Cerebral Palsy Clinic
    • Myelomeningocele Clinic
    • Neuromuscular Clinic
    • Neuro-Oncology Clinic
    • Pediatric Stroke Clinic
    • Brachial Plexus Clinic
    • Pediatric EMG Clinic
    • Pediatric Limb Deficiency Clinic
    • Concussion Clinic
    • Spinal Cord Injury Clinic
    • Wheelchair and Seating Clinic

    The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program offers a number of regular events and programs to enhance your learning experience. Along with the fundamental training offered in core curriculum at Cincinnati Children’s [link to core curriculum?], fellows attend the bimonthly fellow rounds and both pediatrics and physical medicine and rehabilitation grand rounds, at which they can interact with – and learn from – colleagues from other divisions. Pediatric rehabilitation also holds a monthly journal club and bimonthly didactics designed to keep the fellow on the cutting edge of our subspecialty. Our program also participates in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Common Didactic Series, which offers a shared didactic series to fellows from all pediatric rehabilitation medicine fellowships across the country.

    The pediatric rehabilitation medicine fellowship offers fellows a significant opportunity to develop and enhance independent research skills. Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati offer a number of courses in basic biostatistics, epidemiology and clinical research methods.

    Each fellow is expected to complete at least one research project during his or her fellowship. Fellows develop projects under the guidance of a Scholarship Oversight Committee, which includes faculty members from the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation as well as faculty from other divisions.

    To help fellows thrive in our highly collaborative environment, we offer practical experience in areas including research design and implementation, data analysis, abstract writing and presentation, and manuscript preparation.

    Through seminars, formal presentations and practical experience, our fellows acquire the skills necessary to teach in a variety of settings. Fellows teach formal lectures, seminars and workshops to a wide spectrum of audiences. Faculty members observe and offer feedback on these presentations to help fellows develop skills as competent teachers.

    We present a curriculum addressing administrative responsibilities over the course of the core fellowship. Topics include policies and procedures, personnel management and financial issues. To enhance this part of the curriculum, fellows receive a limited amount of practical administrative experience during their training.