Department FAQ

Learn more about the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Spaulding Hospital

  • In 1985 Spaulding merged with the Massachusetts General Hospital and in 1993 it became a member of the ‘Harvard Medical Center’. Inspired by its General Director, Dr. Manuel Lipson, Spaulding began planning a residency in PM&R.  The PM&R Residency program was granted accreditation by the ACGME in 1992 with the first residency class starting in 1993.
  • In 1995, the HMS Faculty Council voted to give PM&R independent department status.
  • In addition to Massachusetts General Hospital, the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation holds affiliations with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and the VA Boston Healthcare System.
  • Currently, The Department of PM&R supports multiple training programs including:
  •  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Training Program-Accredited by the ACGME
    - 3-Year Training Program 
    - 21 Trainee Positions
    • VA Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Training Program-Accredited by the ACGME
    - 1-Year Training Program
    - 2 Trainee Positions
    • Pain Management Fellowship Training Program-Accredited by the ACGME
    - 1-Year Training Program
    - 1 Trainee Position
    • Sports Medicine Fellowship Training Program- ABPM&R Approved
    - 1-Year Training Program
    - 1 Trainee Position
    • Neuro-Rehabilitation Fellowship Training Program- ABPM&R Approved
    - 1-Year Training Program 
    - 2 Trainee Positions
  • The Dept. of PM&R also hosts Observership Programs for domestic and international visitors, and multiple clerkships through Harvard Medical School for medical students interested in pursuing the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
  • Spaulding is the Official Rehab Provider of the New England Revolution.

I would like to thank Dr, Frankel and the 6th floor staff for all you have done for me while at Spaulding. Since my return in Israel, I am doing fine. I am sure the foundations of my fast recovery have been laid at Spaulding, and am very grateful for what you and your staff have done during my stay.

Edna G.

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