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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. The primary objective of the Residency Program is to provide a well-balanced, comprehensive training experience for resident physicians in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The educational experience includes direct patient care under the supervision of attending physicians, didactic presentations, specialized clinics, research, participation in Hospital committees, and exposure to, and teamwork with allied health care and specialty services.

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 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program Highlights. Residents receive a detailed curriculum guide at the beginning of the year.

Program Highlights PGY II:

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

Program Highlights PGY III:

  • Multifaceted Community-Based Experience at NorthShore University Health System—Inpatient Rehabilitation, Consults, and Outpatient Clinics including Lymphedema, Musculoskeletal, Spasticity, Pain Management, Amputee
  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine at the University of Illinois Sports Medicine Clinic
  • Interventional Pain Management at the University of Chicago and Edward-Elmhurt Health, Elmhurst Neuroscience Institute
  • Electrodiagnosis at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and University of Illinois
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Consults at the University of Chicago and University of Illinois

Program Highlights PGY IV:

  • Inpatient and outpatient pediatric rehabilitation at Shriners Hospital for Children
  • Electrodiagnosis at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and the University of Illinois
  • Subacute Rehabilitation at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Consults at Level 1 Trauma Center, Mount Sinai Hospital
  • PT/OT & Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Choice of Electives (8 weeks)
  • Neuromuscular Medicine at the University of Illinois


Examples of previous electives completed by former residents:

Sports Medicine

  • University of Flordia
  • Emory Sports Medicine Center
  • Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
  • International MSK in Guatemala


  • UPMC Children's Hospital
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Cancer Rehabilitation

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center


  • International P&O clinic in Guatemala


  • Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona