Department and Faculty
"The needs of the patient come first" at Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Rochester, Minnesota. The rehabilitation team works together to best serve patients according to the primary mission of Mayo Clinic.
Team members in pediatric rehabilitation may include the patient and their family, physiatrists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, rehabilitation psychologists, social workers, nurses, and many other pediatric specialists. We draw on the expertise of each care professional, as needed, to ensure that patient needs are met and their questions are answered.
At Mayo Clinic, patients, their families and staff work together to set and follow family-centered, individualized treatment plans for recovery. When implementing these treatment plans, patients benefit greatly from the low patient-to-therapist ratio. In most instances, patients work one-on-one with their therapists. Patients benefit, too, from the extensive array of patient care resources at Mayo Clinic, including more than 1,000 staff physicians and sophisticated diagnostic and laboratory equipment.
In addition to caring for patients in clinical practice, Mayo Clinic's faculty is committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. All faculty members have academic appointments in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Many faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are nationally recognized in their fields.
You have direct access to the pediatric rehabilitation staff as well as many others at Mayo Clinic throughout your training in the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship.
Advisors and mentors
You are assigned a dedicated faculty adviser who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. You meet with your adviser periodically throughout the program to review your progress and career goals, and ensure that your educational needs are being met. Also, your adviser serves as a contact point for introducing you and your family to Rochester, Minnesota, and the Mayo Clinic system.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.