Sample Rotation Schedule

description of schedule for UT Houston PM&R residents

  • Elective rotation is available to senior residents with any GME-affiliated program within McGovern Medical School. Previous elective rotations include (but are not limited to) musculoskeletal radiology, hyperbaric medicine and wound care, interventional spasticity management, acting attending position at community rehabilitation hospitals, or protected research time.
  • Outpatient selective rotations are outpatient rotations available with our department (TIRR Outpatient clinic, TIRR Interventional Procedure clinic, ROH Spine and MSK Clinic, UT Sports Clinic, among others)




PGY-2, PGY-3, PGY-4

  • Specialized neurorehabilitation
      • About 6 months inpatient and 3 months outpatient at TIRR Memorial Hermann
      • TIRR Memorial Hermann is a large, free-standing, inpatient rehabilitation with dedicated service lines:
        • Spinal cord injury
        • Brain Injury & Stroke
        • Neuromuscular Rehabilitation, including Limb Loss, Burn & Polytrauma, Complex Medical Courses, and other neurologic disorders
      • TIRR has participated in Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems and Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems for over 30 years
      • 1:1 Faculty teaching with excellent procedural exposure in spasticity management (including botulinum toxin and phenol injections, intrathecal baclofen pump trials and management) and other ultrasound-guided procedures


  • General acute inpatient rehabilitation
      • About 4 months of general acute inpatient rehabilitation at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center
      • 16 bed, In-hospital rehabilitation unit, following traumatic brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, polytrauma, organ transplantation, and complex medical courses including LVAD services



  • Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Musculoskeletal Medicine
      • About 12 months at Memorial Hermann Rockets Orthopedic Hospital, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Harris Health, and private practice exposure
        • Opportunities for private practice experiences with accomplished physician-educators like Brian Bruel, MD and John Cianca, MD
        • Training in ultrasound-guided joint/MSK injections, fluoroscopic-guided spinal injections, and other pain management procedures including spinal cord stimulators, peripheral nerve stimulators, and other diagnostic and procedural injections


  • PM&R Consult Services at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Harris Health)




  • Limb loss / Prosthetics and Orthotics (2 months)
    • Limb Loss Rehabilitation Clinic at TIRR Memorial Hermann’s West University location, a multi-disciplinary care site with physicians, physical and occupational therapists, prosthetists, and orthotists working together
    • Consults at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center
    • Multi-disciplinary Limb Loss Rounds on inpatient services at TIRR Memorial Hermann
    • Wound Care outpatient clinic