The PM&R Didactic Program at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is outlined below. Unless otherwise specified, all residents are expected to attend and actively participate in all didactic sessions.

On Monday mornings at 7:00 a.m. (preceding the scheduled didactic lecture) there is generally a residency meeting, at which time business issues will be addressed and/or Board and SAE review will take place. You will be notified by the Chief Residents of Board and SAE review sessions.

Regular PM&R didactic lectures are scheduled for Monday mornings (except as announced in advance), usually 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the Sparrow Professional Building (SBP) with specific room assignments announced in advance by the Chief Residents). The PM&R didactic program follows a pre-determined three year rotating cycle designed to meet residents’ general education needs. Presenters include staff, guest faculty, medical students, interns PGY3 and PGY4 residents. Lectures include case presentations, Grand Rounds, EMG lectures and Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O) lectures. The Chief Residents will schedule these sessions with input from the Inpatient Service residents.

EMG lectures and case presentations are scheduled for Monday mornings and generally include one or more case studies followed by “hands on” sessions regarding a specific EMG technique. Presenters include PM&R Faculty, guest lecturers, Residents and Fellows.

PM&R Grand Rounds are scheduled for designated Monday mornings, 7:30-8:30 am, and take place on the 6th floor Rehabilitation Unit in Sparrow Hospital. An advance schedule of topics and locations will be provided by the Chief Residents. Patient cases will be presented in an interdisciplinary manner to include therapies and psychosocial issues. Patient examinations will be conducted bedside or in the therapy gym to review pertinent physical exam findings and to evaluate therapeutic interventions. Residents learn how to improve patient care by reviewing difficult cases with the Faculty. These Monday morning didactic sessions are held from

The PM&R Board Review is a Resident-directed, Faculty-assisted board review that is scheduled on designated Monday mornings, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Chief Residents will assign content areas for review; location and time will be announced in advance.

Sports Medicine Conferences are organized by the Department of Family Medicine-College of Human Medicine, Sports Medicine Division at Michigan State University. PM&R Faculty and Fellows are may also lecture. Presentations occur rat the Michigan Athletic Club (MAC) in East Lansing from September and through May.

Neuro-Rehabilitation Conference is a weekly multi-disciplinary conference at Sparrow Hospital Cardiac Conference Room, 4th Floor. Presentations are scheduled for Wednesday mornings, September through May, 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Attendees include neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, neuropathologists, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists and psychiatrists from the Lansing/East Lansing area. Lectures are assigned on a rotation basis and include sponsored speakers with nationally recognized expertise. Presentation style varies and can include Powerpoint presentations, case presentations, literature reviews or neuroimaging/neuropathology presentations. This conference offers the rare opportunity for inter-specialty collaboration on a variety of topics and rehabilitation related issues.

OMM Conference is scheduled monthly on designated Monday mornings. This primarily “hands-on” didactic is generally conducted by the OMM Faculty in the OMM Lab at West Fee Hall on the MSU Campus.

Grand Rounds at Mary Free Bed Hospital are scheduled weekly and are attended by PM&R Residents assigned to the Spinal Cord Service at Mary Free Bed Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. Lectures are scheduled on a rotating basis and include presentations by the PM&R Residents. Topics include pediatric rehabilitation, traumatic brain injury rehabilitation, and spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

Functional Neuroanatomy Course for incoming residents will be conducted July to August on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at a time announced in advance. Course content and presentations is organized by Senior Residents and includes hands-on cadaver labs. Input is provided by the Program Directors and Chief Residents. (See Course Syllabus for additional details.)