Didactics – Residency Program
The didactic program provides a foundation for the basic sciences, interrelated disciplines, and medical rehabilitation. It also develops the skills necessary to critically analyze and communicate research literature.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Basic and Clinical Science Series: These seminars consist of weekly three hour sessions with core topics repeated over a 12 month cycle. Lectures are given by physical medicine and rehabilitation faculty and guest speakers. Residents present at least one formal lecture a year.
Journal club: Residents are assigned to review current journals and analyze articles for presentation at these monthly meetings. Journal club is supplemented by review of a classic article accompanied by an in-depth discussion of statistical methodology.
EMG conference: At these bi-monthly meetings, a case-presentation format is used for discussion of interesting or unusual cases requiring electrodiagnostic consultation. Clinical and electrodiagnostic work up is reviewed.
Grand rounds: A monthly presentation, usually by an outside speaker on a topic relevant to physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Case conference: Monthly focused review of a clinical case presenting diagnostic or therapeutic challenges.
Imaging conference: Monthly clinical case conference provides an in-depth review of pertinent imaging studies.
Spine conference: Yearly conference held in conjunction with orthopaedic spine, neurosurgery, and pain management presenting a broad spectrum of spine-related topics.
Anatomy lab: Held on the UC Davis campus, residents have the opportunity to review anatomical dissections of the upper and lower extremities and spine. Other prosections are reviewed as available.
Shriners didactic lectures: Orthopaedics lectures are presented each Monday morning. Didactic curriculum lectures are presented each Tuesday morning.