The resident didactic curriculum is repeated every 12 months so that each resident has the opportunity to see topics at least 2-3 times during their residency; 24 modules make up the 12-month didactic curriculum.
Anatomy / Manual Muscle Testing
Exercise physiology / Cardiopulmonary
Geriatrics / Cancer
Leadership & Teamwork
Neuromuscular Physiology and Progressive Neuro Occupational Medicine
Prosthetics and Orthotics
Spinal Cord Injury
Trauma / Fractures / Burns
Traumatic Brain Injury
In addition to the formal lecture series the department hosts a multitude of other conferences throughout the year:
Residents are required to present a Resident Seminar twice over their training, as PGY2s and PGY3s.
Each resident must be involved in a research project during their residency. A formal research curriculum module is taught every year, led by Dr. Lisa Brenner, Director of Research. The residents will learn, through didactics and mentorship, how to select
a topic, formulate a research question, and design appropriate methods. Senior residents are required to present their research on Gersten Day, the department’s annual research symposium. There are a multitude of faculty available as research
mentors for residents.