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Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions
How often will I work with a pediatric physiatrist?
Our Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine department is composed of four faculty members. All patients who are being evaluated or treated for functional deficits in outpatient and inpatient settings are seen and discussed with a PRM faculty member. The fellows work very closely with providers from multiple pediatric subspecialties, including but not limited to general pediatrics, neurology, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, urology and genetics.
Is there a hospitalist attending who co-treats patients during their acute inpatient rehabilitation?
The pediatric acute inpatient rehabilitation unit is located within the free-standing MedStar NRH. The pediatric physiatry team is the primary service responsible for management and treatment of patients during their acute inpatient rehabilitation stay. While there is no hospitalist who co-treats, we work closely with the patients’ specialists at Children's National. MedStar NRH and Children’s National are located on the same campus making it easy to transport patients to outpatient and/or emergency room visits when needed.
What are the call responsibilities? How often are fellows on call?
Call is taken from home with the exception of weekend and holiday in-house rounding on inpatients. The fellow covers call for one service at a time: either for the pediatric unit at MedStar NRH or the consult service at Children’s National. Call is taken in one week long blocks, with average frequency being one week per month. The fellows have attending physician back-up/supervision when they take call.
What educational resources are provided for the fellows?
Fellows have five educational days that can be used to attend one PRM relevant conference a year. Funding is allocated to help cover travel and conference fees if the fellow is presenting at the conference. Fellows have access to the medical library through Children’s National and George Washington University. Fellows have protected time to attend on site lectures and conferences including but not limited to Fellow Core Curriculum, Grand Rounds and Annual Pediatric Neurology Update.
How much vacation time is allocated to fellows?
Fellows have 20 vacation days per year which can be taken at any point during the year with approval from the program director and department chair.
What other resources are offered to fellows?
Onsite parking is available at Children’s National for a bimonthly fee. Additionally shuttles run regularly from various nearby neighborhoods and metro stations. Benefits include health insurance options, dental insurance, vision insurance, retirement plans, educational assistance, employee reward and recognition programs, life and disability insurance, employee assistance programs, leave, and flexible spending accounts.