Opportunities for education in a variety of rehabilitation settings are offerred for students, residents and visiting professionals.
Medical student rotations and externships are tailored to meet the interest and needs of first through fourth year medical students. Opportunities for research and clinical training are available in areas related to disability and the therapy disciplines, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, spine rehabilitation, pain management, and electrodiagnosis. Most rotations are 4 weeks in duration. The broad scope of training available at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation brings students from around the world to our campus.
Our department supports a PM&R residency partnership with Metro Health Medical Center / Case Western Reserve University. PM&R residents spend 3 months of their residency focusing on tertiary care hospital rehabilitation consultations, chronic pain management, medical care of spinal disorders, prosthetics and orthotics training, Residents benefit from the magnificent educational and research resources supplied by the Foundation. Most residents engage in research opportunities during their rotation at CCF. Training rotations are also made available to visiting graduate medical education trainees appropriate to the level of their training licensure, and malpractice coverage.
Visitors from countries around the world are welcomed to our Department throughout the year to observe our practices and techniques of treatment.
Continuing Medical Education
Formal educational offerings include; Accredited Monthly PM&R Grand Rounds series, Resident journal club, chairman's Teaching rounds, and special endowed lectures (e.g. the Noll Lectureship) are sponsored throughout the year.
Occupational Therapy (OT) and Physical Therapy (PT) Education
The OT and PT Education Coordinators host a variety of professional courses that enhance the quality of education available to the physical and occupational therapy staff. Courses are offered to therapists employed by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, as well as therapists in the community. Other educational activities include weekly OT and PT staff inservices, including lectures by staff members, therapy specialists and guest speakers. Physical and Occupational Therapy also provides a broad range of student experiences through identified educational contracts with universities.
Orthotic and Prosthetic Residents
In keeping with the educational mission of The Cleveland Clinic, Orthotics and Prosthetics offers a residency program for prosthetists and orthotists. The program is nationally accredited by The National Commission on Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE), and offers individuals who have completed the necessary educational requirements a challenging and rewarding opportunity. For additional information on this program, contact Orthotics and Prosthetics at (216) 444-6281.
The members of Rehabilitation Technology section place high priority to provide training and education to students in medicine and rehabilitation technology. Lectures and presentation were given to resident physicians, engineering students, nurses and therapist at the Foundation, Cleveland State University and the R.B. Trumbull School of Enterostomal Therapy. The graduate level Human Factors Engineering/Industrial Ergonomics course at the Cleveland State University continues to be offered through the instructorial contribution of M. Tom Adams enhancing the engineering students’ knowledge of the ergonomic principles of work site design. Members of the section also serve as advisors on research to college students and resident physicians. As a result of graduate engineering training efforts, Dr. Reger was awarded full professor position in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the graduate faculty of the Cleveland State University.