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Program Highlights

Part of Sinai Health System, Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital offers a three-year residency program in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Residents gain exposure to the full spectrum of rehabilitation health care, from spinal cord injuries to stroke, orthopedic and amputation rehabilitation.


See below for some year-specific Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program Highlights.

Program Highlights PGY II:

  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Amputation Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Clinic Experience

Program Highlights PGY III:

  • Multifaceted Community-Based Experience at Evanston Hospital—Inpatient Rehabilitation, Consults and Outpatient Clinics including Lymphedema, Musculoskeleta, Amputee
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine at the University of Illinois Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic at University of Illinois
  • Neurosurgery Outpatient Clinic at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Spasticity Clinic at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Chronic Pain Management at the University of Chicago
  • Electrodiagnosis at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Roseland Community Hospital, Union Clinic in Chicago
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Consults at the University of Chicago

Program Highlights PGY IV:

  • Inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation at La Rabida Hospital, University of Chicago and Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Electrodiagnosis at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Evanston Hospital, Jessie Brown Veterans’ Affairs Hospital, University of Illinois
  • Subacute Rehabilitation at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Consults at Level 1 Trauma Center, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • Chronic Pain Elective
  • Choice of Electives (8 weeks)

Examples of previous electives completed by former students:

  • International Rehabilitation (following earthquake and tsunami in Pakistan)
  • Medical Acupuncture Course
  • Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona
  • Palliative Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Women’s Health Clinic at the Rehabilitation Institute at Chicago
  • Sports Medicine