Continuing Professional Development

We are committed to providing continuous high-quality education. Expand your skills and knowledge with the different learning opportunities provided throughout the year. 

Upcoming Lectures & Courses

The Shoulder in Sports

This online course is for learners who are interested in investigating the biomechanical and epidemiological aspects of the shoulder in athletics. The course will explore the unique demands placed on the shoulder in sports that involve throwing, swimming, swinging, and bodily impacts. The course begins with an investigation into sport-specific biomechanics, pathomechanics, and epidemiology and progresses to applied problem solving for rehabilitation and research scenarios.

This course is intended for individuals who have a background in anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder. This may include professional clinicians and pre-professional students (PT, ATC, PA, OT, MD), movement scientists, or graduate and undergraduate students interested in kinesiology and sports medicine.

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Grand Rounds & Metro Rehab

Our Department Grand Rounds showcase both emerging and established experts from the University of Minnesota and beyond to share their expertise. Most Grand Rounds event offer free continuing medical education credits.  

Metro Rehab Conference is a quarterly educational session hosted by the Division of PM&R. Each presentation is approximately 30 minutes. Residents present cases and lead discussions pertinent to current topics in PM&R. Limited case information is presented, then discussion facilitated to elicit opinions regarding additional evaluation needed, differential diagnosis, intervention options, etc. At the conclusion of the discussion, residents provide a brief summary of the literature relevant to the case.

Licht Lecture

The Licht Lecture is an annual event offering continuing medical education credits, hosted by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine each November. This endowed event was named after Sidney Licht, a pioneer in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation, for his desire to push the boundaries of physical medicine and rehabilitation by bringing in leaders and innovators across the rehabilitation medicine spectrum to share their expertise with their colleagues. 

Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Research Retreat

The Minnesota Spinal Cord Injury Research Retreat is a semi-annual conference hosted by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine to bring local, national, and international leaders in various specialties to initiate collaborative efforts aimed at tackling key issues in spinal cord injury research and care. 

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Faculty Development & Mentorship

We support faculty to develop the skills needed to thrive in an academic department. Some efforts include:

  • Providing an environment and specific tools to prevent physician burnout
  • Education on research methods
  • Pairing all new faculty with an experienced faculty mentor
  • Opportunities offering continuing medical education credits