Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training & Experience :: Nationwide Children's Hospital

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Training and Experience

The PM&R Service sees over 90 inpatient admissions per year including children admitted for rehabilitation, an intrathecal baclofen trial, and intrathecal baclofen pump management. The team consists of the attending physician, fellow, junior resident, physical, occupational, speech and massage therapists, a school teacher, an early interventional specialist, psychology, nursing, therapeutic recreation specialist, child life specialist, and rehab case manager.  The average daily census is five patients.  The fellow has the opportunity to manage ventilator patients and to perform Botulinum toxin injections and lumbar punctures for intrathecal baclofen injection. 

Outpatient clinics are staffed by an attending physician at all times.  Clinics for general PM&R, electrodiagnosis, post-concussive disorders, Botulinum toxin injection, Cerebral Palsy, wheelchair seating, myelomeningocele, and inpatient rehabilitation follow-up run throughout the week.  The fellow is encouraged to visit the Heinzerling clinic, a long-term care facility for children.  Elective opportunities are available based on the fellow’s interests, and include time in muscular dystrophy and sports medicine clinics.

The consult service receives over 240 consults a year within the main campus of Children's Hospital.  An attending physician staffs all consults with the fellow and/or resident.

Research Experience

Fellows are expected to develop a research project and submit an abstract suitable for publication or for presentation at a national meeting.


Required conferences include weekly Grand Rounds at The Ohio State University, monthly journal clubs, monthly Morbidity and case conferences, fellows’ didactic series, and monthly rehab team meetings.  Attendance at the core competency lecture series presented monthly by the GME office is also required.  Optional conferences include Grand Rounds at Nationwide Children's Hospital, OSU PM&R resident didactic series, and OSU journal club.  The fellow will be expected to present Grand Rounds to the residents and faculty of the department of PM&R.

Call Schedules

Fellows are expected to take call averaging every fifth week during their fellowship. This consists of covering inpatient calls and parent calls. A resident is on first call for inpatient calls. Attending backup is always available. Fellows are provided with pagers.

Salary and Benefits

Fellows are paid at a level commensurate with their post-graduate year.  Fellows are provided health care insurance, 15 days of vacation and 5 meeting days per year.  Maternity and paternity leaves are also available.  Funds are available for conference expenses.

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