Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation FAQs

What is call like for PM&R residents?

For PGY-1 year and while on off-service rotations with call, you follow the schedule provided by the rotation you are in.  From PGY-2 to PGY-5, PM&R call is taken from home (unless you are on an off service rotation that requires their own call).  Residents are each provided with a pager for the duration of their residency.

What are teaching sessions like in the residency program?

Formal teaching specific to the rotation occurs in each of the rotations and is preceptor-based

Residents are freed from clinical responsibilities to attend weekly academic half-days are organized.  Core modules incorporate basic science and clinical application sessions followed by problem-based learning (PBL) and application of the material learned.  Topics can include clinical management, research, evidence-based medicine, CanMEDS roles, prescription rounds, and diagnostic imaging rounds.   Monthly half-day anatomy sessions are also held throughout the year in the anatomy lab.

How many faculty members are active in the PM&R Residency Program?

Approximately 20 physiatrists are actively involved in the teaching program. Some staff members have large outpatient practices, whereas others are involved mainly in hospital-based rehabilitation. One is qualified in both Pediatrics and Physiatry while another has an internationally recognized research lab and coordinates the research program for the residents.  This staff complement is able to provide a wide variety of learning opportunities for residents.