In addition to acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems, residents gain valuable experience in specialty clinics such as Amputee, Traumatic Brain Injury/Spinal Cord Injury, EMGs, Wheelchair Seating, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Spina Bifida clinics.
Beginning in the PGY-3 year, each resident begins a continuity clinic of their choice. In the past, residents have chosen interventional spine clinic, musculoskeletal orthopedic clinic, neuromuscular clinic, various pediatric clinics, Botox and spasticity clinic, and amputee clinics as continuity clinic options. These clinics are scheduled for two ½ days per month and residents are excused from their monthly scheduled rotations to attend the clinics.
In addition, there is a joint teaching program with the KUMC Neurology and Orthopedic departments with dystonia and prosthetics/orthotics seminars. Residents from these respective departments rotate with the KU PM&R inpatient and outpatient rotations.
Senior residents have two months of elective time during their PGY-4 year. This elective must be submitted to the Residency Program Director for approval three months prior to the start of the rotation. Electives need to be approved by the Residency Program Director and the GME office. In the past, senior residents have chosen elective rotations at potential fellowship sites or near job markets. International rotations will be reviewed by the Program Director. Elective rotations are additionally available in neurosurgery, orthopedics, rheumatology, pain clinic and sports medicine clinic.