The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) fellowship was established in 2002 to train physicians in the physiatric care of children. The ACGME-accredited program provides a broad experience in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of congenital and childhood-onset physical impairments. Understanding of related or secondary medical, physical, functional, psychosocial, cognitive, and vocational limitations or conditions, and of the life course of disability are also emphasized. Eligible candidates should have completed either a four year ACGME-accredited Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency program or a five year ACGME-accredited combined program in Pediatrics and PM&R. Eligible candidates should be board eligible or board certified in PM&R. The program currently accepts 1-2 fellows per year. Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow has met the training requirements for Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
The Section of PRM is the pediatric branch of The Ohio State University Department of PM&R. The section is composed of four subspecialty certified faculty members. This section sees over 90 new inpatients, 250 inpatient consults, 150 EMGs and 4200 outpatient visits per year.
Columbus Children's Hospital is the fifth largest free-standing children's hospital in the United States with 323 licensed inpatient beds and extensive outpatient services covering all areas of pediatrics. We were named as one of the top hospitals in the country in 2006 US News and World Report and have achieved Magnet recognition for our excellent nursing services. The hospital employs over 5300 people including the research facility and has been named as one of the best places to work in Columbus.