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Curriculum & Schedule

Proposed Weekly Clinical Rotation Schedule:

 Module 1     
AM Spine Eval Clinic MSK Clinic Spine Clinic Sports Research
 UCGNI UC Florence UCGNI Anderson UCGNI
 Stillwagon Stillwagon/Duplechan Duplechan Foster  
PM Spine Interventions MSK Clinic Spine Interventions MSK US EMG
 Stillwagon Stillwagon Duplechan Duplechan Foster


The primary locations will include the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute Building[], as well as UC Daniel Drake Center, UC Florence, and UC West Chester outpatient buildings.


Highlighted area of study each month for Spine and Ultrasound[12]:         

  • Sacro-iliac joint
  • Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Lumbar Zygapophyseal joints
  • Cervical and thoracic  ZA joints
  • Lumbar and Caudal epidural procedures
  • Cervical and Thoracic selective and interlaminar procedures
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation/Neuromodulation
  • US- guided joint and tendon procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Chemodenervation procedures
  • Regenerative medicine/ Emerging Technologies
  • Business of medicine


  • Introduction to Sonography/Physics
  • Basic Pathology Concepts
  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Wrist and Hand
  • Knee
  • Ankle/Foot/Lower Leg
  • Hip –Anterior and Upper Thigh
  • Gluteal Hip and Upper Posterior Thigh
  • Interventional Techniques
  • Ultrasound of the Nerves
  • Muscles/Lung/FAST Exam—POCUS

Reference Library

Bogduk N: Clinical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine and Sacrum.
Bogduk N: Practice Guidelines for Spinal Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures.
Travell and Simons: Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual Volumes I and 2. Haymaker and Woodall: Peripheral Nerve Injuries.
Kimura J: Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle.
McKeag and Moeller: ACSM’s Primary Care Sports Medicine.
Oh S: Principles of Clinical Electromyography Case Studies.
Jacobson, J: Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.



  • PM&R Department Weekly Grand Rounds
    ( 1 presentation later in year) 
  • Patient Case Conference — weekly case discussion, film review, and procedure planning. 1-hour conference with attending physicians to discuss options for best patient -centered care.
    • Clinical “Quarterbacks Meeting” with Fellowship faculty
    • Patient chart and case reviews
    • Imaging presentation
    • Consensus Care Plan
    • Proctoring assignments
  • Back, Neck, Spine Institute Weekly Physical Therapy Huddle


  • MSK Journal Club( present an article at each)


  • MSK Conference ( co- facilitator with PM&R residents)


  • MSK UE and LE Ultrasound Hands- On CME conferences( 2).
    • Fellow would be expected to formally present 1 lecture and assist with hands-on learning station.
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