Dr. Jennifer Salter
Residents are encouraged to pursue up to 6 months of out of province electives, either interprovincially or internationally.
We typically have 2 resident positions per year with a current complement of 9 residents. Physiatry staff includes 8 geographic full-time and 2 part time community physiatrists.
Inpatient load varies up to 15 but is typically less than 10 during inpatient Physiatry rotations. Outpatient clinics are concurrent with the inpatient rotations.
The focus is on the educational aspect of training rather than service.
A rural rotation is not a mandatory component of the program.
The program includes a particular focus on Clinical EMG and Neuromuscular Diseases training that provides the training requirement for EMG certification by the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiologists(CSCN) and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) upon completion of the program.
Excellent opportunities exist for exposure to a wide variety of interventional treatments techniques for musculoskeletal diseases. In particular there is a close relationship to the pain clinic with cross appointed faculty physiatrists doing interventional spinal procedures. Ultrasound guided chemodenervation and musculoskeletal injections are also emphasized.