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Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team 2019

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship 

The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Program at Riley Hospital for Children trains physicians to care for children with special healthcare needs, particularly in the state of Indiana. The training program is focused on training academic clinicians who are well suited to care for children with chronic medical conditions and disabilities, particularly assisting with their function and improving their quality of life.

Fellows will rotate on the 10-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit, which has on average 130 admissions per year. Average daily census is 8.

Apply for Fellowship

Physicians interested in applying for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship program at IU School of Medicine should submit an application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and include the required documents.

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Program Leadership

Program Director
26777-Angulo, Francisco

Francisco Angulo, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Associate Program Director
44746-Cartwright, Sara

Sara E. Cartwright, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

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Program Coordinator
Jessica Darling

Jessica Darling

Senior Fellowship Coordinator

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Program Aims

The aims of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) fellowship include the following:

  • The program's purpose is to train physicians to provide exemplary care to patients and families, excel in scholarly activities to promote the field of pediatric rehabilitation medicine and fulfill the growing need for PRM physicians.
  • All Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellows will strive for excellence in patient care, family-centered care, continuing medical education, scholarly activities and program growth. Specifically, PRM fellows will be trained to become excellent clinicians, educators and scholars in pediatric rehabilitation medicine.
  • All Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellows will demonstrate compassion through family-centered care, empathy for patient and family hardships, appreciation of diverse backgrounds and respect for various viewpoints when caring for children with special health care needs.
  • The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellow's education will emphasize working as a team with health care team members in an interdisciplinary manner to achieve the goal of superb rehabilitation care. The PRM fellows will work with an interdisciplinary team including physicians and APPs from multiple medical subspecialties, child life specialists, chaplains, dietitians, nursing (inpatient and outpatient), occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, recreational therapists, respiratory therapists, speech language and pathology therapists, social workers and care managers.
  • The PRM fellow will collaborate with other pediatric subspecialties to provide comprehensive care to children with special health care needs.
  • The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellow will qualify for PRM subspecialty certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation after completion of the fellowship.

Curriculum

  • Year One
    During their first year of training, PRM fellows will spend 4 months on the inpatient rehabilitation unit, 7 months in outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and 1 month on elective. Dedicated research time is spread throughout the outpatient months.
    During their first year of training, PRM fellows will spend four months on the inpatient rehabilitation unit, seven months in outpatient rehabilitation clinics, and one month on elective. Dedicated research time is spread throughout the outpatient months.
  • Year Two
    The second year of training is focused on increased autonomy and teaching of junior fellows and trainees. As the fellow advances in their training, they are expected to engage in more leadership roles within the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team. PRM fellows will spend four months on the inpatient rehabilitation unit, five months in outpatient rehabilitation clinics, two months on electives, and one month on elective. Dedicated research time is spread throughout the outpatient months.

Available electives include Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Developmental Pediatrics, Palliative Care, and Research.

Procedures learned during fellowship: Chemodenervation (Botox injections and phenol motor blocks); Pediatric EMG/NCS; Intrathecal baclofen pump refills, programming, and troubleshooting