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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents will have the opportunity to participate in medical coverage for athletic events, including professional soccer, high school football, and endurance events.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

 

Program Highlights

 

 

YEAR          

 

RESIDENT A

 

RESIDENT B

 

RESIDENT C

 

PGY-2

 

 

 

 

Spinal Cord Injury

Consult Service

CVA

Outpatient 1

Pediatrics

General PM&R

 

 

Pediatrics

General PM&R

Spinal Cord Injury

Consult Service

CVA/TBI

Outpatient 1

 

CVA/TBI

Outpatient 1

Pediatrics

General PM&R

Spinal Cord Injury

Consult Service

PGY-3

Traumatic Brain Injury

Baylor Garland

 

Outpatient 2a

Spinal Cord Injury

 

Consult Service

Parkland Memorial

Hospital/Selective

 

 

Consult Service

Parkland Memorial

Hospital/Selective

Traumatic Brain Injury

Baylor Garland

 

Outpatient 2a

Spinal Cord Injury

Outpatient 2a

Spinal Cord Injury

 

Consult Service

Parkland Memorial

Hospital/Selective

Traumatic Brain Injury

Baylor-Garland PM&R Service

PGY-4

Outpatient 1

Cardiac Rehab/Selective

Senior

Outpatient 2b

Baylor Irving

Pediatrics

Baylor Irving

Pediatrics

Outpatient 1

Cardiac Rehab/Selective

Senior

Outpatient 2b

Senior

Outpatient 2b

Baylor Irving

Pediatrics

Outpatient 1

Cardiac Rehab/Selective

 

 

Spinal Cord Injury 

  • Location: Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Attending: Rita G Hamilton DO
  • Census 15-25
  • Service comprised primarily of traumatic SCI in addition to non-traumatic cord injuries and post-surgical back patients
  • Residents will gain experience in all areas of SCI management, including spasticity, neurogenic bowel/bladder, autonomic dysreflexia, wound care, and mental health

 

Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Location: Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Attending: Rosemary "Randi" Dubiel DO 
  • Census typically 15 to 20
  • Exposure to multiple diagnoses including traumatic brain injury, intracranial hemorrhage, and intracranial infection
  • Residents gain experience in all areas of TBI management including dysphagia, spasticity management, cognitive deficiencies, heterotopic ossification, and DVT

 

Senior

  • Location: Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Attending: Amy J Wilson MD
  • Census 10-15 Exposure to multiple diagnoses such as multi-trauma, amputation, and post fracture
  • Resident experience includes residual limb care, pain management, and rehabilitation of multitrauma.
  • In preparation for practice, residents are responsible for many issues often reserved for attending physicians
  • Residents on this service are responsible for covering electrodiagnostic consultations at BIR

 

Outpatient 1

  • Location: Sites include Baylor Tom Landry Health and Wellness Center and Baylor clinics in surrounding communities
  • Attending: Deacon Staggs MD; Matt Bayazitoglu MD; Anil Koganti MD
  • Residents gain experience with musculoskeletal issues including spine care, soft tissue injuries, arthritic conditions, and sport injuries
  • Significant opportunities exist for procedures such as electrodiagnostic procedures and joint/tendon injections

 

CVA

  • Location: Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation
  • Attending : Helen Patel MD
  • Census 15 - 20
  • Resident experience in the management of multiple types of stroke syndromes, including secondary consequences such as spasticity, dysphasia and cognitive impairments

 

Outpatient 2a

  • Location: Multiple sites, including some non-physiatric private physician offices
  • Attendings: Multiple
  • Various clinics offer experience in occupational medicine, neurological disease, musculoskeletal medicine, wound care, amputee clinic, sports medicine, pain management and GU/CMG clinic
  • Dedicated time for research provided during this rotation

 

Outpatient 2b

  • Location: Multiple sites, including some non-physiatric private physician offices and the
  • Attendings: Multiple
  • Various clinics offer exposure to neurological diseases, musculoskeletal conditions, geriatrics, sports medicine and electrodiagnostics
  • Dedicated time for research provided during this rotation

 

Pediatrics

  • Location: Our Children's House at Baylor
  • Attending: Frank E McDonald MD; Rajashree Srinivasan MD
  • Census 10-20
  • Wide variety of pediatric consultations in the setting of a hospital dedicated to the acute and chronic care of children
  • Cases include such diagnoses as traumatic brain injury, congenital neurological disorders, and musculoskeletal disorders
  • Residents also participate in pediatric rehabilitation clinic and gain experience in spasticity management including baclofen pumps and Botox injections

 

Parkland Memorial Hospital

  • Location: Parkland Hospital on the campus of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  • Attendings: Multiple
  • Residents gain experience in trauma consultations
  • Various clinics offer exposure to burns, amputations, and diabetic foot management

 

Consult Service

  • Location: Baylor University Medical Center
  • Attending: Sridevi Mukkamla MD
  • Residents gain experience functioning in a consultant's role for a variety of diagnoses, including trauma, stroke, and neuromuscular processes
  • Residents gain extensive experience with complex electrodiagnostic cases

 

Cardiac Rehab/Selective

Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Location: Baylor All Saints Medical Center 
  • Attending: Kurt Voss DO; Omar Selod DO
  • Residents gain experience in cardiac rehabilitation, including diagnoses such as myocardial infarction, stable angina, heart failure, cardiac transplantation
  • Residents also assist in stress testing for patient entering the cardiac rehabilitation program

 

Selective

  • Location: Varied
  • Attending: Varied
  • Offers residents an opportunity to select a educational experience that complements their interests
  • Selective opportunities include outpatient, general inpatient, wound care, and cardiac rehabilitation

 

Baylor Irving

  • Location: Baylor Medical Center at Irving
  • Attendings: David Lo MD; Meredith Adams DO
  • Residents gain experience in the practice of PM&R in the suburban setting, primarily working in outpatient clinics
  • Various clinics offer exposure to neurological diseases, musculoskeletal conditions, geriatrics, electrodiagnostics, and pain management
  • Consultations at the Baylor Specialty Hospital allows for experience with wound care

 

Baylor Garland

  • Location: Baylor Medical Center at Garland
  • Attendings: Rodney Thorley MD
  • Inpatient census 10-12
  • Residents exposed to inpatient rehab in a community setting
  • Multiple diagnoses including stroke, joint replacement, and deconditioning
  • Outpatient clinic sees primarily musculoskeletal cases in addition to wound care
  • Hospital consults done in the afternoons during outpatient month

 

Clinical Responsibilities

On inpatient rotations, residents will manage up to 15 patients at a time. Resident responsibilities include morning rounds on the entire service with the attending, discharge summaries and daily progress notes on the patients being followed, working up new admissions, and attending patient conferences. Residents can also gain procedural experience with inpatient EMGs and Botox injections. During outpatient rotations, resident responsibilities tend to vary among attendings. In general, residents are responsible for evaluating the patient, coming up with a treatment plan, and then dictating an office note.

 

Didactics

Didactics sessions are every Tuesday morning from 7 to noon with subject matter corresponding to an 18 month rotating schedule of topics. Sessions are typically held in a conference room with comprehensive a/v equipment available, including hi-speed internet and a large flat-screen display. Presentations are assigned and arranged by the chief resident, with talks coming from multiple sources including attending staff, therapists, guest lecturers, nurses, and residents. Residents are typically called upon to give 3-4 presentations per year.

 

Journal Club

Journal Club is hosted once a month in the afternoon or evening by an attending or outside sponsor at various sites including BIR, an attending's home, or a local restaurant. Articles corresponding to that month's didactic topic are presented by the assigned team, amounting to three articles. Residents are encouraged to distribute articles of interest at anytime and the program director often sends out copies of current, pertinent literature.

 

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds are held once a month at BIR. Speakers are scheduled by Dr. Amy Wilson. Topics pertain to various aspects of rehabilitation medicine. Residents are responsible for presenting their research project to the department at a Grand Rounds session near the end of their fourth year.

 

Research

Each resident is responsible for completing a research project by graduation. This is done under the supervision of the Medical Education Committee, with multiple attendings serving as possible individual mentors. Support is also available from the Baylor Research Institute. Residents can design a unique project or become involved in one of many ongoing studies.

 

Sports Medicine Program

Each resident will have the opportunity to participate in medical coverage for athletic events, including professional soccer, high school football, and endurance events. The Sports Medicine Program allows for residents to develop confidence in managing acute sports injuries and illnesses. 



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