The distinguishing feature of PM&R at Queen’s is its unique program structure. Residents are provided with required clinical training in non-PM&R rotations during the first and third years of training, while core PM&R and elective rotations are offered in the second, fourth, and fifth years.
Residents directly benefit from this structure in several ways. They are given graduated responsibility during their first and third years and gain from exposure to the same core rotations as both junior and senior residents. In the fourth year of the program, the PGY2 rotation structure is repeated but with greater exposure to the PM&R consultant role. This gives residents the opportunity to integrate knowledge acquired from their third year rotations in neurology, orthopedics and rheumatology.
Choice is provided in the PGY1 year through the selection of four one-month rotations drawn from anesthesia, family medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, and radiology, while elective opportunities are provided in each of the PGY1, PGY3, and PGY5 years. In the second year, horizontal educational experiences and clinics in Physical Medicine, EMG, Prosthetic Rehabilitation, Cardiac/ Respiratory Rehabilitation and Research are also integrated into the curriculum.