Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
A physiatrist who utilizes an interdisciplinary approach and addresses the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of congenital and childhood-onset physical impairments including related or secondary medical, physical, functional, psychosocial and vocational limitations or conditions, with an understanding of the life course of disability. This physician is trained in the identification of functional capabilities and selection of the best of rehabilitation intervention strategies, with an understanding of the continuum of care. Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. www.abms.org [7/1/2007: definition changed, source added]
Additional Resources: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2007. http://www.abpmr.org/.
Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
A subspecialty certificate for PRM was approved by the ABMS in 1999.
ACGME Accredited Residency Program Requirements: Early discussions underway