Rehabilitation Combination Program

Special Medical Residency Program

The combined Pediatrics/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) program is a five-year residency plus a one-year fellowship offered by Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University (TJU) and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

About This Program

As a resident in this program, you’ll spend the first year in pediatrics as an intern doing all the same rotations as the categorical pediatric residents, with the exception of one month of pediatric rehabilitation. The next two years are divided evenly between the programs, and in years 4 and 5 there is progressively more rehabilitation medicine and less pediatrics. The last year is entirely pediatric rehabilitation.

During the program, you can expect to:
  • Begin pediatric rehabilitation training in your first year.
  • After your first year, alternate between the continuity clinic (a primary pediatrics office run by residents and supervised by attending) and follow-up practice for children who were discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit.
  • Continue pediatrics through the beginning of your fifth year to keep up
    your skills.
  • Be eligible to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics exam in your fifth year, after completing pediatric rotations.
  • Gain the opportunity to work with orthopedists and physiatrists in upper extremity surgery and amputee clinics at Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia in your fifth year.

Training Facilities

Your training will take place at a variety of sites throughout the Delaware Valley, to give you a broad range of patient care experience.

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

The main training site for the pediatrics program, this beautiful hospital is located in Wilmington, DE. It boasts one of the region’s largest pediatric rehabilitation inpatient units, with 20 beds, and its extensive history in treating children with orthopedic needs makes it uniquely suited as a rehabilitation medicine center.

You’ll participate in both inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient care, including a spinal dysfunction clinic, Baclofen pump clinic, electromyography (EMG) studies, and general rehabilitation visits. In addition, you’ll follow the progress of patients in the Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Program (CORP) — a day hospital program
for children who would benefit from continued intensive rehabilitation as an outpatient.

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Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

In Nemours duPont Pediatrics outpatient clinic at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJU) located in downtown Philadelphia, you’ll rotate through pediatrics and rehabilitation medicine. You’ll manage consultations, treat outpatients, and work with the acute spinal cord injury service. Jefferson is designated as one of the nation’s 16 Model Spinal Cord Injury Centers by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

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Christiana Hospital

At this hospital in Wilmington, DE, you’ll rotate through the labor and delivery unit, well-baby nursery, and the 70-bed special-care nursery. With one of the regions’ busiest labor and delivery services, you’ll get the opportunity to attend many normal and high-risk deliveries and become comfortable with neonatal resuscitation skills.

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Magee Rehabilitation Hospital

This freestanding rehabilitation hospital in Center City Philadelphia serves a broad range of patients including: post-operative orthopedic, amputees, as well as those with stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and a variety of musculoskeletal disorders. Residents spend time on both inpatient and outpatient services.

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Moss Rehab Hospital

At this large provider of inpatient and outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation just north of downtown Philadelphia, you’ll have access to a wide range of rehabilitation patients.

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Bryn Mawr Hospital

At this Main Line Health hospital in Philadelphia’s eastern suburbs, you’ll work with a variety of rehabilitation patients.

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Contact Us

Cindy Chuidian

Program Coordinator
(302) 651-5795

Apply for This Residency

Application Requirements
Deadline: Dec. 31
  • ERAS application
  • personal statement
  • board scores
  • three letters of recommendation
  • dean's letter
  • transcript

Note: Letter from the Chairman is not required.