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Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How often will I work with a pediatric physiatrist?
A: All patients in outpatient and inpatient settings who are being evaluated or treated for functional deficits are seen and discussed with a faculty member of the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine as the attending of records for the patient.

Q: Is there a hospitalist attending who co-treat patients during their acute inpatient rehabilitation?
A: No.

Q: What are the call responsibilities and the schedule for the same?
A: Call is taken from home with the exception of weekend and holiday in-house rounding on inpatients. Call is taken in one week long blocks, with average frequency being one week out of every 4. The fellows have attending physician back-up/supervision when they take call.

Q: What kind of educational resources are provided for the fellows?
A:  Educational resources are provided by Children’s National Medical Center and MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (MedStar NRH). These include conference rooms, audio-visual materials, internet access, library access, and a full range of conferences from related disciplines that also have postgraduate training programs. Relevant members of the staff of both Children’s National and MedStar NRH will provide education and clinical oversight to trainees in the PRM program. Online research training is required of all trainees.

Q: Is the hospital financially sound?
A: Children’s National Medical Center has been able to weather the economic storm without reduction in staff.


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