Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas’ Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency program hosts regular educational conferences for residents.
Didactic sessions are held from 7 a.m. to noon every Tuesday with subject matter corresponding to an 18-month rotating schedule of topics. Presentations are assigned by the chief resident, program director and members of the Medical Education committee and are provided by multiple sources including attending staff, therapists, guest lecturers, nurses and residents. Residents typically give three to four presentations each year. Additionally, residents travel to locations around DFW that provide rehabilitation services. Monthly lecture series are held on various topics including EMG, spine, research methods and design, neuroanatomy and a joint case conference with the radiology residents. During training, residents also participate in a quality improvement workshop presented by Baylor Scott & White.
During didactics residents participate in a lecture course twice a month. This includes review of MSK gross anatomy, function, and pathology using different educational modes (videos, anatomy game, cadaver lab). Residents will develop proficiency with drawing and understanding the brachial and lumbar plexus. They will be introduced to the fundamentals of MSK ultrasound and become familiar with the ultrasound machine to recognize basic anatomy and pathology. Residents will also gain procedural skills with injections on prosections +/- ultrasound . 15 hours of hands-on gross anatomy will be provided.
Journal Club is held monthly. Articles corresponding to that month’s topic are presented by the assigned team, amounting to two articles. Residents are encouraged to distribute articles of interest at anytime and the program director often sends copies of current, pertinent literature.
Grand Rounds are held the second Tuesday of each month at BIR. Topics pertain to various aspects of rehabilitation medicine presented by local and nationally recognized speakers. Residents are responsible for presenting their research project at the end of their fourth year.