GME Programs

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Core Curriculum and Conferences

The core curriculum has been designed to integrate basic science, clinical science, case studies and procedural skills into clinical practice. Core didactic lecture is a weekly 3 hours session on academic half-day and takes place at MountainView GME or VA campus.

Each didactic lecture is linked to the online educational materials (assigned by faculty) and hands-on practice in the Simulation Laboratory or PM&R clinic. After the didactic lecture, PM&R residents will review relevant board review materials and board style questionnaires from question bank to prepare PM&R board with the use of an audience response system. Individual performance on board questions will be provided as feedback to the residents to improve individual modules.

Journal Club is held weekly at MountainView and VA and biweekly at Sunrise covering a broad spectrum of PM&R topics including hands-on practice if relevant. The residents are actively involved in the presentation and discussion under the direction of assigned faculty. Residents will have the opportunity to discuss the evidence-based approach and cost-effective analysis in the context of clinical PM&R practice.

Monthly Grand-Rounds is held at VA and includes outside speakers, core faculty, and PM&R residents (PGY-3 and PGY-4).

Block Schedule

PGY-2

  • 4-5 months in MountainView Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • 4 months in Sunrise Inpatient Rehabilitation with consult
  • 2 months in VA Outpatient
  • 1-2 month in MountainView Outpatient

PGY-3

  • 2 months in MountainView Inpatient Rehabilitation and consult
  • 1.5 months in Sunrise Inpatient Rehabilitation with consult
  • 2.5 months in VA Outpatient
  • 2 months in VA EMG
  • 3 months in MountainView Outpatient
  • 1 month in MountainView EMG

PGY-4

  • 1 month in elective rotation
  • 1 month in MountainView or geriatric/longterm acute care consult
  • 3 months in MountainView Outpatient
  • 3 months in VA Outpatient
  • 2 months in VA EMG
  • 1 month in MountainView EMG
  • 1 month in pediatric rehabilitation

Wellness:

Resident well-being, work-life balance, team-building and anti-burnout strategies will be recurring topics throughout resident training.