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Resident Rotations &

On-Call Schedule

Medical Student Elective Rotation

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital welcomes current fourth-year medical students, in good academic standing, from Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited medical schools, interested in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

The elective will provide a fundamental knowledge of the principles of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The student will participate in both the inpatient and outpatient settings with the attending physician and/or the resident on the rotation.

Students begin to develop the necessary skills to manage effectively the inpatient rehabilitative care of persons recovering from a variety of illnesses. Students have exposure to a broad range of adult patients with brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, orthopedic and musculoskeletal conditions, such as hip and knee replacements, amputations, multiple traumas, neuromuscular disorders and neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Students interact with members of the rehabilitation team and observe a variety of specialized rehabilitation techniques in the therapy gyms. Students are expected to attend weekly didactics.

Exposure to outpatient pain and pediatric rehabilitation may also be available upon student request.

Students are asked to contact Yana Spedale at Yana.Spedale@nm.org for more information regarding elective rotations.

All visiting medical students are expected to comply with policies set by Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and the Residency Program of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital.

Typical Resident Rotations

Our three-year residency training program strikes an excellent balance between inpatient and outpatient responsibilities to provide an educational experience of the highest quality.

PGY2 Rotations (Two-month blocks)

  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Hines VA/Inpatient

PGY3 Rotations (Two-month blocks)

  • NeuroRehab (stroke and brain injury)
  • Pediatrics inpatient/outpatient at Marianjoy
  • Outpatient Pain
  • Community-based hospital experience with inpatient and consults
  • Hines VA: Musculoskeletal Medicine Clinics and electrodiagnostic studies
  • Marianjoy
  • Day Rehabilitation (one month)
  • Outpatient elective (one month)

PGY4 Rotations

  • Outpatient clinics, including prosthetics and orthotics; electromyography; injections and other various procedures (four months)
  • Electromyography at a variety of rotation sites (two months)
  • Captain James H. Lovell Federal Health Care System: Outpatient, including Musculoskeletal Medicine Clinics, injections and electromyography (two months)
  • Hines VA
    • Interventional spine (two months)
    • General outpatient, including continuity of care clinics (two months)

Typical Resident On-Call Schedule*

All residents are assigned to in-house on-call duties, and no resident is on-call more than once every third night. A typical on-call schedule might be as follows:

  • PGY2: approximately four times per month
  • PGY3: approximately two times per month
  • PGY4: approximately one time per month

For additional information, please contact Yana Spedale, Residency Program Coordinator by e-mail at Yana.Spedale@NM.org

* This residency training program site serves as a guide for individuals considering post-graduate residency training at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital.

All information within this site is subject to change at the discretion of the Residency Program in accordance with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Institutional, Common and physical medicine and rehabilitation specialty program requirements.



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