Didactic Schedule 2021-2022

July 7  

Introduction to PMR, PT-OT-Speech Language Therapy, Case Management, Discharge Planning 

Faculty: Dr. Dubin/ Rehab Staff and Nursing 

July 14 

Neuroanatomy of the Brain; Stroke Part 1, Acute medical issues in inpatient rehabilitation  

Faculty: Drs. Dubin and Geis 

 

July 21  

Neuroanatomy, neurotransmitters and neuropharmacology; Cognitive deficits and aphagias  

Faculty: Drs. Dubin and Geis 

 

July 28 

Stroke Part 2, Outpatient spasticity, pain and mobility (Drs. Dubin and Geis) 

Faculty: Drs. Dubin and Geis 

 

August 4 

Stroke Quiz and Journal Club; Spinal Cord Injury Part 1. ASIA scale and acute SCI Issues  

Faculty: Drs. Dubin and Estores 

 

August 11 

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Spinal Cord Injury; Spinal Cord Injury part 2; chronic issues skin and spasticity  

Faculty: Drs. Dubin and Estores 

 

August 18 

Spinal Cord Injury 3, Neurogenic bowel and bladder 

Faculty: Dr. Dubin 

 

Promoting wellness among residents, resiliency, finding joy 

Faculty:  Dr. Irene Estores 

 

August 25 

Spinal Cord Injury Quiz and Grand Rounds; Traumatic Brain Injury [TBI] 1; neurophysiology of TBI and acute medical issues; introduction to concussion  

Faculty:  Drs. Geis, Dubin, Herman 

  

September 1  

M&M Review and Root Cause Analysis (RCA); TBI Part 2; Syndromes and Chronicity Issues, Spasticity  

Faculty: Drs. Dubin and Geis 

 

September 8,  

TBI Quiz; Neuropathy Part 1; Physiology of nerves, myelin and axon functions  

Faculty: Drs. Hall and Dubin 

 

September 15 

Neuropathy 2; Inherited versus acquired conditions, hallmark findings and genetic factors influencing neuropathy; newest research  

Faculty: Drs. Hall and Dubin 

 

September 22  

Pysical exam and lab workups of suspected neuropathy; limitations and pitfalls, interpretation of the data  

Faculty: Drs. Hall and Dubin 

 

September 29 

Quiz on Neuropathies; Myopathy Part 1; physiology of muscle and adaptation to exercise, genetics of myopathies and pathophysiology  

Faculty: Drs. H Vincent, Dubin and Hall 

 

October 6 

Journal Club. Myopathy Part 2; Acquired versus hereditary, channelopathies  

Faculty: Drs. Dubin and Wymer 

 

October 13 

Myopathy Quiz. Geriatric Rehabilitation Part 1  

Faculty: Drs. K and H Vincent 

 

October 20 

Geriatric Rehabilitation 2; Disuse atrophy and age-related sarcopenia; Balance issues, exercise for the geriatric population.  

Faculty: Drs. Dubin and H Vincent, PT staff 

 

October 27 

Movement Disorders; Parkinson’s Disease; Rehabilitation for movement disorders  

Faculty: Drs. Dubin and Wymer 

 

November 3 

M&M Review; Neuromuscular Disorders (ALS [amyotrophic lateral sclerosis], MMN [Multifocal motor neuropathy] NMJ [Neuromuscular Junction Disorders]  

Faculty: PMR Department, Drs. Dubin and Wymer 

 

November 10 

Neurophysiology of Pain; pharmacogenetics and genetics of pain; drug-drug and drug-gene interactions 

Faculty: Drs. McGargill, Hall, Dubin 

 

November 17 

Neuropharmacology of pain; central versus peripheral pain; unusual pain syndromes, pelvic pain; abdominal cutaneous nerve neuropathy syndrome  

Faculty: Drs. McGargill, Sein and Dubin 

 

November 24 

Anatomy of the cervical and lumbar spine, Musculoskeletal pain (back and neck); Interventional and non-interventional pain; Quiz 

Faculty: Drs. McGargill and Sein 

 

December 1 

Journal Club; Osteoarthritis pathology and considerations for rehabilitation, part 1  

Faculty: Dr. K Vincent 

 

December 8 

Osteoarthritis pathology and considerations for rehabilitation, newest research, Part 2 Faculty: Dr. H Vincent 

 

December 15 

Pediatric Rehabilitation part 1; cerebral palsy and spina bifida  

Faculty: Dr. Ansoanuur 

 

December 22 

Pediatrics part 2; Inherited neuropathies and myopathies 

Faculty: Dr. Ansoannur 

 

December 29 

Pediatrics part 3; Congenital syndromes (Angelmans, Ehlers, Danlos, Marfans); pediatric congenital and acquired amputations 

Faculty: Dr. Ansoanuur  

Meet with residents to discuss academic progress 

Faculty: Program Director, Chair, faculty 

 

January 5 

M&M Review; Anatomy and ultrasound exam of the ankle and foot; musculoskeletal medicine, walking and running mechanics 

Faculty: Dr. K Vincent 

 

January 12 

Anatomy and ultrasound exam of the hip and knee; musculoskeletal medicine 

Faculty: Dr. Herman 

 

January 19 

Anatomy and ultrasound exam of the shoulder and elbow; musculoskeletal medicine Faculty: Dr. Zaremski 

 

January 26 

Self-Assessment Examination (AAPMR) 

 

February 2 

Journal Club; Anatomy and ultrasound exam of the wrist  

Faculty: Drs. Herman, Zaremski and Dubin 

 

February 9 

Anatomy of the lower extremity and kinetic chain; orthotics part 1; knee, ankle and foot braces and impact on biomechanics 

Faculty: Drs. K and H Vincent 

 

February 16 

Internal Review 

Faculty: Program Director meets with departmental attendings to review program progress)  

 

February 23 

Lower extremity orthotics 2; knee and hip 

Faculty: Dr. Dubin 

 

March 2 

M&M Review and Root Cause Analysis (RCA); Quiz on lower extremity orthotics; lower extremity prostheses part 1  

Faculty: PMR Department, Dr. Dubin 

 

March 9 

Lower extremity prosthetics part 2; gait deviations with prosthetics; prosthetic cases and challenges and application to adaptive sport 

Faculty: Drs. Dubin and H Vincent 

 

March 16 

Quiz prosthetic and orthotics for the lower extremity; Anatomy of the upper extremity Faculty: Dr. Zaremski 

 

March 23 

Upper extremity biomechanics part 1; Upper extremity orthotics part 1 (hand wrist dynamic and static)  

Lecturers: OT Staff 

 

March 30 

Upper extremity orthotics part 2; Elbow and shoulder prosthetics 1 classifications 

Faculty: Dr. Dubin 

 

April 6 

Journal Club; Upper extremity prosthetics 2; Prosthetic cases and challenges, application to adaptive sport  

Faculty: Drs. Dubin, Herman, Zaremski 

 

April 13 

Quiz Upper extremity P&O; Introduction to EMG; equipment-filters-electrodes; basics of nerve conduction studies  

Faculty: Drs. Hall and Dubin 

 

April 20 

EMG Needles; source generators of biological signals and noise; EMG cases  

Faculty: Drs. Wymer and Dubin 

 

April 27 

EMG cases. Simulation Center. Giving bad news, Mock patient (ALS diagnosis)  

Faculty: Drs. Dubin and K Vincent) 

 

May 4 

M&M Review and Root Cause Analysis (RCA); EMG Quiz; Wheelchair evaluations and seating; pressure relief  

Faculty: PMR Department; Dr. Dubin, PT/OT 

 

May 11 

Self-assessment examination (AANEM) 

 

May 18 

Prescriptions for wheelchairs; chair components; power versus manual and Systems Based Practice and Communication  

Faculty: Dr. Dubin, PT/OT 

 

May 25 

Adaptive equipment; Mobility ADLs, Simulation Center: Mock Oral Board exam and vignettes  

Faculty: PT/OT Staff. Drs. Dubin, K. Vincent, Sein, Ansoanuur 

  

June 1 

Journal Club; Cardiac Rehabilitation part 1; exercise responses; central and peripheral adaptation 

Faculty: Drs. Herman, Zaremski, Dubin and H. Vincent 

 

June 8  

Cardiac Rehabilitation part 2; Exercise prescriptions, protocols, cardiac pathophysiology, abnormal exercise responses  

Faculty: Dr. H Vincent 

 

June 15 

Pulmonary rehabilitation part 1; pulmonary physiology, pulmonary functional classifications 

Faculty:  Drs. Dubin and H Vincent 

 

June 22  

Pulmonary rehabilitation part 2; pulmonary physiology, exercise protocols and rationale for exercise; pulmonary functional classifications  

Faculty: Drs. Dubin and H Vincent 

 

June 29 

Quiz cardiopulmonary; Leadership development; exploration of PM&R professional organizations and opportunities; preparing your curriculum vita for your career.  

Faculty: PM&R Dept 

 

Didactics for 2022-2023

July 6 

Introduction to PMR, PT-OT-Speech Language Therapy, Case Management, Discharge Planning 

Lecturers: Dr. Dubin, Rehab Staff and Nursing 

 

July 13 

Kinetic chain concepts for rehabilitation  

Faculty: Drs. Vincent. Zaremski, Herman 

 

July 20 

Exercise prescription writing, components (FITT principle), precautions, indications, case examples  

Faculty: Dr. H Vincent 

 

July 27 

Adaptive sports; patient physical and psychological experiences, injuries and injury prevention.  

 

August 3 

Journal Club; Cadaver laboratory experience.  

 

August 10 

Burn classification and rehabilitation, acute medical issues and chronic problems  

Faculty: Dr. Dubin 

 

August 17 

Pressure ulcers and non-healing wounds; Pathophysiology, classification and treatment. Lecturers: Rehabilitation Nursing staff 

 

August 24 

Quiz on burns and wounds; Rheumatologic conditions, Part 1. Adults. 

 

August 31 

Rheumatologic conditions, Part 2, Adults and Pediatrics  

Guest Lecturer:    

 

September 7 

M&M and Root Cause Analysis (RCA); Systems Based Practice 

 

September 14 

Rheumatological interactions with biologics, genomics.  

 

September 21 

Quiz, rheumatology. Discussion of aspects of professionalism, de-escalation of stressful environments.  

Faculty: PMR Dept 

 

September 28 

Simulation Center. Professionalism, interpersonal skills with colleagues and patients. Faculty: Dr. Dubin 

 

October 5 

Practical applications of systems-based learning; optimization of patient flow, appropriate transitions of care. 

 

October 12 

Journal Club; Research partnership development in an academic setting  

Faculty: PT and PM&R Dept 

 

October 19 

Physicians need to practice wellness too; be your own best patient!  

Guest lecture: 

 

October 26 

Meet with residents to discuss academic progress 

Faculty: Program Director, Chair, faculty 

 

November 2 

M&M and Root Cause Analysis (RCA); Systems Based Practice or Problem Based Learning 

 

November 9 

Cancer Rehabilitation 1; complications of cancer and cancer treatment; neuropathies, myopathies and debility  

Faculty: Dr. Dubin 

 

November 16  

Cancer Rehabilitation part 2; complications of cancer treatments part 2; osteoporosis-fractures-cognition. Quiz, cancer rehabilitation  

Faculty: Dr. Dubin, Psychology and speech-language 

 

November 23 

Psychology and neuropsychology testing  

Guest Lecturer:  

 

November 30 

Be the patient: Neuropsychological testing; experiential learning to improve patient care. Faculty: PM&R Dept 

 

December 7 

Complementary Medicine Part 1  

Faculty: Dr. Irene Estores 

 

December 14 

Complementary Medicine, Part 2  

Faculty: Dr. Irene Estores 

 

December 21 

Quiz, Complementary Medicine 

 

December 28 

Elective topic