About Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

Introduction

The EVMS Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) offers a three-year residency training program (PGY2-PGY4) for a total of eleven residents. The program has been accredited since it was established in 1985.

General Description

The EVMS PM&R residency program provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient training experience for specialty care of patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal-cord injury, trauma, amputee, orthopedic/spine injury, sports injury, pain and neuromuscular disorders.

Acute inpatient care is provided at the 16-bed Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Rehabilitation Center, the 50-bed Riverside Rehabilitation Institute and the 8-bed Children's Hospital of The Kings' Daughters Rehabilitation Unit.

Outpatient adult and pediatric rehabilitation medicine is provided at Eastern Virginia Medical School, the Hampton Veterans Administration Medical Center, Sentara Healthcare clinics and the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters clinics. Outpatient care at these sites includes but is not limited to: general rehab, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury follow up, prosthetics and orthotics, spasticity management and pain management.

Electrodiagnostics is taught at all locations. Outpatient training for pain management includes medication management, team approach to chronic pain including on-site psycholigist support; and interventional procedure training including spinal cord stimulator trials, epidural steroid injections, sacroiliac injections, trigger point injections and peripheral joint injections.