Ours is a one year well-balanced comprehensive sports and spine fellowship in an academic setting. The fellowship is ACGME-accredited in sports medicine so an individual completing our fellowship will be eligible to take the subspecialty board exam for sports medicine. Fellows will be involved in team coverage for Northwestern University, major race event coverage (including the Chicago Marathon), spinal injections, teaching residents and medical students, cadaveric dissection, radiology conferences, and organizing journal clubs. There will be opportunities for electives, including exposure to electrodiagnostic procedures. Fellows will also be involved in a scholarly activity, which could be conducting original research, publishing original research or a review article, or presenting at a national meeting. There is some flexibility to adapt fellowship to meet individual interests. The fellow will have exposure to physical therapy and occupational therapy, with emphasis on functional rehabilitation.
Submit your application at the website for the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS): https://www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/
Procedures Taught: Subacromial/subdeltoid bursa; glenohumeral joint; acromioclavicular joint; sheath of long head of biceps tendon; Lateral epicondyle; Medial epicondyle; Olecranon bursa; Trochanteric bursa; Knee joint; Plantar fascia; Lumbar epidural; corticosteroid injections; Lumbar zygapophysial joint injections; Sacroiliac joint injections; Hip joint
Director: Joseph Ihm, MD
About Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) has been recognized as the "#1 Rehabilitation Hospital in America" since 1991 by U.S. News & World Report. No other specialty hospital has been consecutively ranked the "#1" by U.S. News & World Report for so long.Founded in 1954, RIC has earned a worldwide reputation as being a leader in patient care, advocacy, research and educating health professionals in physical medicine and rehabilitation.People from around the globe choose RIC because of our expertise in treating a range of conditions, from the most complex conditions including cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, stroke and traumatic brain injury, to the more common, such as arthritis, chronic pain and sports injuries. Many people also come to RIC because of our specialized services, including Assistive Technology, Prosthetics and Orthotics and Vocational Rehabilitation, which help individuals lead more independent and fulfilling lives. People also choose RIC because of our ability to provide rehabilitation care for patients of all ages - from children to adults.RIC offers different levels of care, including inpatient, day rehabilitation and outpatient services, according to the ...special needs of each patient. At all levels of treatment, specialists from many disciplines are brought together to help patients progress.Each team is lead by a physiatrist, a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Other members of the team could include rehabilitation nurses, pediatric-certified nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, psychologists, chaplains, social workers, rehabilitation engineers, recreation therapists, vocational counselors and respiratory specialists and many other health professionals. Through a collaborative approach, each team focuses on helping patients meet their individual goals and get back to life.