Residency and Fellowship Programs, Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program, and Medical Student Rotations
Housed within our department are three distinct fellowship training programs, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury. The Pain Medicine Fellowship, a joint program with the Department of Anesthesiology, houses three fellows per academic year. The fellowship is designed to provide a comprehensive education in acute, chronic and cancer pain medicine and promote the training of academic musculoskeletal physiatrists and anesthesiologists through mentorship, research, and clinical care. The Pediatric Rehabilitation Fellowship is a two-year fellowship program. This fellowship is designed to develop advanced skills in the diagnosis and treatment of children with disabilities. The clinical and didactic experiences are intended to expand their knowledge of disabling pediatric conditions, including cerebral palsy, neural tube defects, neuromuscular disease, pediatric traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatric encephalopathies, inherited disorders, congenital and acquired amputations. The SCI Fellowship, based at Craig Hospital, will have fellows participating in inpatient care, outpatient clinics and research related to spinal cord injuries in a world-renowned environment dedicated to neurorehabilitation.
Housed within our deparment, the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program offers an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), which is a professional program that educates competent, ethical physical therapists to assume the multi-faceted roles of clinical practitioner, patient manager, teacher, researcher, administrator, consultant and advocate. For more infromation regarding the DPT program, please visit the Physical Therapy Program website.
A fourth year medical student elective is offered to both University of Colorado School of Medicine students and outside students. The four-week rotation is spent at two different sites and coordinated through the University of Colorado School of Medicine.