We teach medical students in the 5th grade the principles of neurological and orthopedic rehabilitation as part of their clerkships in orthopedic and neurology, respectively. Students spend 1 day in each discipline in our department.
In Neurology, the day starts with a frontal lecture on neurorehabilitation, than they see a neurological patient in our facilities getting a structured round by the departments' physiatrists. They escort the patient to occupational therapy and speech therapy and learn about the treatment in these disciplines. Then they have a frontal lecture about dementia and Alzheimer's disease in the neurogeriatric and memory clinic.
In Orthopedic, the day starts with a frontal lecture on orthopedic rehabilitation, then they see orthopedic patients in our facilities getting a structured round by the departments' physiatrists. Then learn from the physiotherapy team about physical techniques in treating orthopedic patients in rehabilitation. Finally they learn about EMG and nerve conduction tests.
The residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation consists of 5 years as follows:
3 years and 4 months in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation recognized for official residency
6 month rotation in internal medicine
4 months rotation in 2 of the following disciplines: Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedic, Psychiatry, Geriatric, Rheumatology, Neuroradiology, Cardiac rehabilitation, Developmental Pediatric, Electrophysiology.
6 months of basic research.