Marianjoy, Chicago Medical School Establish New Academic Affiliation

New affiliation will greatly expand Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Kathleen Yosko, Marianjoy President & CEO; Dr. Noel Rao, Marianjoy Residency Program Director, and Dr. K. Michael Welch, President & CEO, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

We are looking forward to working in partnership with the Chicago Medical School to further advance the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
- Kathleen Yosko, Marianjoy President & CEO

Wheaton, Illinois (PRWEB) March 15, 2013

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science recently announced a new relationship that designates the Marianjoy Residency Program as an academic affiliate of the North Chicago, Illinois, university. Russell Robertson, MD, Dean of the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and Vice President of Medical Affairs, and Dr. Noel Rao, Director of the Marianjoy Residency Program and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Marianjoy, played extensive roles in establishing this new affiliation.

“The Chicago Medical School is an academic leader in medicine and this mutual commitment will allow us to share intellectual resources and expand research opportunities,” explains Marianjoy President and CEO, Kathleen Yosko. “We are looking forward to working in partnership with the Chicago Medical School to further advance the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.”

“Tomorrow’s health care professional will need to be well versed in the collaborative practice that is required in patient-centered care. Strong partnerships, like the one we’ve established with Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, will enhance the student experience and provide important career options, research, and service opportunities,” says K. Michael Welch, MB, ChB, FRCP, President and CEO of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science.

In addition to his roles as Vice President of Medical Affairs and Director of the Residency Program at Marianjoy, Dr. Noel Rao will provide leadership as Chair and Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Chicago Medical School. “Both institutions will benefit greatly from this collaboration as we work together to meet the evolving healthcare needs of our communities,” says Dr. Rao.

Marianjoy’s three-year Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) training program includes clinical experience, educational opportunities, and research activities. The residency program, which was established in 1994, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

About Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is a nonprofit teaching hospital in Wheaton, Illinois, dedicated to the delivery of physical medicine and rehabilitation programs including stroke, neuromuscular, orthopedic, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and pediatrics. Marianjoy’s state-of-the-art, 128 private room replacement hospital is designed to provide rehabilitative care in a naturally holistic setting. Founded in 1972, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital maintains an extensive network of inpatient, subacute, and outpatient sites and physician clinics throughout the Chicago area. Marianjoy is a member of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare. To learn more, visit http://www.marianjoy.org.

About Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science:
Formed in 1912 as the Chicago Hospital-College of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is a national leader in interprofessional medical and healthcare education, offering a doctor of medicine program through the Chicago Medical School, doctor of podiatric medicine program through the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, and a range of degrees through its College of Health Professions, including nurse anesthesia, nutrition, physical therapy, pathologists’ assistant and physician assistant, and a doctor of pharmacy through its College of Pharmacy that welcomed its first class in August 2011. The University also offers advanced biomedical degrees through the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. For more information, please visit http://www.rosalindfranklin.edu.


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