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About Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship
A Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship is designed to develop
advanced skills in the diagnosis and treatment of children with congenital
and acquired disabilities. Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine utilizes
an interdisciplinary approach to address the prevention, diagnosis, treatment,
and management of congenital and childhood-onset physical impairments,
including related or secondary medical, physical, functional, cognitive,
psychosocial, and vocational limitations or conditions, with an understanding
of the life course of the disability. The clinical and didactic experiences
are intended to expand knowledge of Pediatric conditions resulting in
disability, including traumatic and other acquired brain injuries, spinal
cord injury, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disease, neural tube defects,
amputations and others in order to prepare them for a successful Pediatric
Rehabilitation practice. The fellow will become proficient in all aspects
of care provided to children with physical disabilities; develop expertise
in clinical decision-making in order to design and manage effective rehabilitation
programs for children with physical disabilities; develop and demonstrate
procedural skills, including chemodenervation techniques; and develop
and demonstrate clinical research skills. The fellow will develop and
refine the professional skills necessary to work collaboratively with
Pediatric specialists to provide optimal care for children with pediatric
rehabilitation needs and their families.
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowships are offered as either one or two-year ACGME accredited training programs. Qualified applicants who have completed an accredited ACGME or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are eligible for the two year programs. Those applicants who have completed a Pediatrics residency in addition to a PM&R residency or those who have completed a combined Pediatrics/PM&R residency approved by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are eligible for the one-year programs. Successful completion of a Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship enables the candidate to sit for examination by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation for subspecialty certification in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.
Specialty matches conducted by the NRMP are not centralized applications
services. Candidates apply directly to the residency programs that interest
Applicants who have not completed prerequisite training in an accredited ACGME program in the U.S., or a similar program in Canada accredited by the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
Before registering, please review the SMS
Match Participation Agreement. By registering with The Match and submitting
a certified rank order list (ROL), applicants and programs agree to abide
by the outcome of The Match. Failure to do so is a breach of the Agreement
and violators may be subject to penalties under the NRMP's Violations
Policy. Both applicants and programs must follow the cardinal rule that
neither must ask the other to make a commitment before the submission
of ROLs. It is to be expected that one may express a high level of interest
in the other; however, it is not acceptable for one to ask the other how
one will be ranked.
Any verbal or written contract between an applicant and a program prior
to the submission of the ROL is a material violation of the SMS
Match Participation Agreement, and violators may be subject to penalties
under the NRMP's Violations Policy.
The final preference of program directors and applicants as reflected
on the submitted ROLs will determine the offering of positions and the
placement of applicants.
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