Grand Rounds, Lectures and Academic Events
A series of introductory lectures is presented during July and August. These lectures are intended to orient the first-year PM&R residents to the types of patients and their problems which they will encounter throughout their career. These lectures are presented by faculty and allied rehabilitation professionals.
Didactic lectures consist of a series of lectures and demonstrations taught by faculty, residents and guest lecturers. The sessions are intended to review anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. Textbooks and articles are referenced. These lectures extend from September to the following June and are held on Wednesday mornings at MossRehab Hospital.
Each resident is assigned to present one Grand Rounds yearly on a topic of interest that has an identified educational need. An in-depth discussion is presented to residents, faculty and invited physicians and staff. The resident will utilize handouts, audiovisual aids, guest experts and/or clinical material.
The residents will be assigned journal articles and will lead a discussion of the clinical and research merits of the paper. Journal Clubs occur monthly at Temple University Hospital within the clinical science curriculum under the supervision of a faculty member.
Local, regional and national conferences sponsored by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), and other major organizations invite presentations and attendance by residents. Temple University Hospital's PM&R Residency Program encourages resident participation in:
It is a requirement of our Program that a resident must submit at least one abstract suitable for presentation during his or her three years.
The Program provides funds for resident support to attend selected conferences including travel and lodging. The amount of reimbursement is determined by the Temple University Hospital PM&R Department Chairperson.
The Departments of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Temple University, Moss Rehabilitation Center, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital each sponsor and present two to three-day courses annually:
A research methodology course is cycled every three years. A Pediatric Rehabilitation Course is presented annually at A.I. duPont Institute.
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Temple University School of Medicine
3401 N. Broad Street
Lower Level, Rock Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Appointments:
T: 215-707-3646 or
Residency Program Information: