Program and Curriculum Overview

Upon completion of our PRM Fellowship program, our fellows are eligible to sit for the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) subspecialty examination.

Pace

Clinical Curriculum
PRM Fellowship in Colorado offers unparalleled depth and breadth of preparation to are for rehabilitation patients in specialty practice and in multidisciplinary clinics.

Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation: 3 months/year
Consults: 1-2 months/year
Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation: 5 months/year
Research: 1 month/year (time can be spread out over 12 months)
Electives: 1-2 months/year

Elective opportunities at Children’s Hospital Colorado: includes but not limited to NeuroICU, Pediatrics, Neurology, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Genetics, Rheumatology, Pulmonology, Neurosurgery, Palliative Care, Pain, Movement Disorders, Burn, Wound Care, Nutrition, Urology, Assistive Technology Partners (DME).

Outpatient
Each outpatient learning block is focused on a clinical theme combined with core general rehabilitation clinical education and procedures:

Children’s Hospital Colorado Rehabilitation physicians participate in the following clinics:

Procedures

  • Spasticity/dystonia treatment with chemodenervation procedures: various botulinum toxins, phenol neurolysis
  • Intrathecal baclofen pump management – comprehensive ITB pump training including clinical assessment, intrathecal test dosing, implantation, refills, dosing adjustments, troubleshooting (side port access, dye studies), explantation
  • EMG and nerve conduction studies
  • SDR Neuromonitoring

Continuity/Outreach Clinics
Each fellow participates in a continuity outreach clinic to an underserved rural area in the region in Pueblo or Alamosa, Colorado.

Telehealth
Our PRM faculty provide Telehealth to families all over Colorado and our region.  Fellows can learn how to provide effective telehealthcare.  Learn more about Children's Colorado robust and expanding telehealth opportunities. 

Didactic Curriculum
Our PRM fellowship curriculum is designed to create a solid foundation for pediatric physiatric knowledge and further specialized PRM clinical learning.

Our fellows attend, participate (and sometimes teach!) in the following didactic opportunities:

  • PRM Fellow Core lectures
  • PM&R Department Grand Rounds
  • Multidisciplinary Pediatric Conferences:
  • Neuromuscular
  • Spinal Defects
  • Trauma
  • Neuroimaging Rounds
  • Amputee/Limb Deficiency
  • Pediatric Fellowship Common Curriculum
    • Resilience / Wellness
    • Research methods
    • Mentorship
    • Administration
  • GME Quality and Safety Academy

Additional opportunities are encouraged based on each fellow’s personal educational interests and goals:

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