THE COMBINED PROGRAM
This unique residency program provides residents with the knowledge and skills to provide proactive medical management to pediatric patients with disabilities. Established in 1996, this combined program encourages residents to take advantage of the extensive resources and learning opportunities available within both residency training programs. Upon completion, residents are triple board eligible (General Pediatrics, PM&R, and Pediatric Rehabilitation).
The purpose of the Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Program at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is to prepare physicians to excel in all aspects of the field. The faculty, in conjunction with the residents, has designed a program that exposes the physiatrist-in-training to broad and varied learning experiences, a diverse patient population, state-of-the-art treatments in all aspects of the specialty. The individual teaching between nationally and internationally known attendings and resident physicians is considered one of the most treasure features of the program.
Nemours Children's Hospital - Delaware (formerly known as Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children), an operating entity of the Nemours Foundation, serves as the primary teaching hospital for the pediatric residency program. The 208-bed facility is Delaware’s only pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center. The hospital has full-time and community-based faculty of 465, consisting of general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists representing all disciplines. The residency program emphasizes balance, diversity, and flexibility. It is designed to provide the resident with exposure to a wide variety of pediatric pathology and patient care environments including urban, suburban, and rural pediatric populations.