Pediatrics and Elective Rotations
UW Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation sees a wide variety of patients in outpatient clinics across the Madison area. Residents participate in patient evaluation and treatment. Close collaboration among members of the team enables the resident to learn the skills and expertise of other disciplines.
During the pediatric PM&R rotation, residents are involved with pediatric inpatients, consults, and various outpatient clinics.
Specialty clinics are multi-disciplinary and include cerebral palsy clinic, spasticity and dystonia clinic, spina bifida clinic, neuromuscular disorders clinic, spinal muscular atrophy clinic, gait clinic, clubfoot clinic, and general pediatric PM&R and orthopedic clinic.
Community and therapy experiences include pediatric physical, occupational, and speech therapy in clinic and in elementary school, as well as observation of videofluoroscopic swallow studies and visiting the Communication Aids and Systems clinic.
Residents are encouraged to work with other pediatric specialists including pediatric neurosurgeons, neurologists, developmentalists, urologists, and orthopedists.
Residents participate in procedures including Botox and phenol injections. They are also involved in intrathecal baclofen trials and pump management.
Residents can plan a rotation to increase their knowledge and skills in accordance with a plan for professional development, including research. The goal is to prepare residents for entry into a specialty fellowship program, and/or develop basic knowledge and clinical skills in specific areas. This rotation typically occurs during the PGY4 (final) year.