Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations are scheduled in two-month blocks.

Our clinical curriculum is uniquely designed to provide a balanced inpatient and outpatient experience throughout the training program. This facilitates residents' development of specialized interests early on in their training and allows them to enhance their knowledge and skills in all areas throughout their training. There is one-on-one teaching with clinical faculty on all rotations, combined with the junior and senior residents working together on many rotations.

PGY2

Inpatient, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, 6 months

Conditions treated include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Orthopedic conditions
  • Trauma
  • Neurologic conditions

Outpatient, 6 months

Residents provide care for amputees, deliver interventional spine care and conduct electrodiagnostics. Conditions treated include:

  • Acute musculoskeletal injury
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Outpatient stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury

PGY3

Pediatric inpatient, Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters and associated clinics

Residents conduct electrodiagnostics, provide care for patients who have suffered strokes and treat conditions including:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Trauma
  • Pediatric hematology-oncology
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Pediatric traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spina bifida
  • Spasticity management

Adult inpatient, 4 months

Residents consult with patients and conduct electrodiagnostics.

Outpatient and electrodiagnostics, Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Residents conduct electrodiagnostics and help patients with:

  • Musculoskeletal, neurologic and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Chronic pain management

PGY4

Inpatient, Riverside Rehabilitation Institute, 4 months

Residents treat conditions including:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Stroke
  • Trauma
  • Orthopedic and neurologic conditions

Outpatient and electrodiagnostics, Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Residents conduct electrodiagnostics and help patients with:

  • Musculoskeletal, neurologic and cardiac rehabilitation
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Chronic pain management

Outpatient, 3 months

Residents gain experience in:

  • Musculoskeletal pain treatment
  • Sports medicine
  • Electrodiagnostics
  • Interventional pain management
  • Day rehabilitation

Elective, 1 month

Lectures

Core lecture courses are taught by faculty on Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 5 p.m. and for two hours on Friday mornings. Topics covered include:

  • Amputations and prosthetics
  • Brain injury
  • Burn rehabilitation
  • Business management
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation
  • Geriatrics
  • Industrial medicine
  • Joint and connective tissue diseases
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Neuromuscular diseases
  • Pain management
  • Pediatrics
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Sports medicine

An additional two to three hours on Friday mornings are reserved for faculty and resident education including:

  • Grand rounds
  • Chairman’s rounds
  • Electrodiagnostic case conferences
  • Gait case conferences
  • Basic science presentations
  • Community faculty guest lectures
  • Journal clubs
  • Radiology rounds and other educational activities