SPOKANE, Wash. – Providence Health Care and St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute have developed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency program with the first group of residents to begin in 2021. The new, three-year program was recently approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
“St. Luke’s is a leader in the field of medical rehabilitation, research and education,” says Greg Carter, M.D., chief medical officer for St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute and recipient of the 2020 Ernest Johnson Outstanding Educator Award in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. “We are grateful for this opportunity to teach new physicians about the interdisciplinary approach to restoring the lives of people after an injury or illness.”
Working collaboratively with a team of physiatrists and rehabilitation specialists, the Providence St. Luke’s PM&R Residency Program will provide comprehensive, hands-on experience for physicians interested in becoming board-certified physiatrists. The training program will encompass clinical, educational and research opportunities in all areas of PM&R, including spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, amputee care and pediatric rehabilitation.
“With expert clinicians, award-winning teachers and research scientists, St. Luke’s is an ideal organization for a PM&R residency program,” said Ross Bogey, D.O, director of the Providence St. Luke’s PM&R Residency Program. “We believe our program will train and develop Physiatrists focused on whole-person care that will benefit our patients and communities.”
The residency program offers six positions per year. Rotations will be based at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, a 102-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, along with rotations at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family hospitals, Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital and St. Luke’s Outpatient Physiatry Clinic. As the region’s largest, free-standing, Level I Trauma rehabilitation hospital, St. Luke’s provides comprehensive rehabilitation services throughout the region and Pacific Northwest.
For more information about the Providence St. Luke’s PM&R Residency Program, visit st-lukes.org
About St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
The region's largest, free-standing Level I Trauma Rehabilitation hospital, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation services for people of all ages who have experienced a stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation or other injury or illness requiring rehabilitative care. St. Luke's is accredited by Joint Commission and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International, with certifications in a variety of specialties. Thousands of patients choose St. Luke's for inpatient rehabilitation services at the main campus and outpatient therapy services at numerous locations throughout Spokane. For more information on St. Luke’s, visit: www.st-lukes.org, http://www.facebook.com/stlukesrehab and http://twitter.com/stlukesrehab
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