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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Program Introduction

The program offers a three-year accredited residency training. There are a total of 26 residents. Each year, two residents are chosen by the faculty members to serve as chief residents during their last training year. The residents work together as a team.

Rotations are scheduled in one-month time blocks. Resident evaluations are conducted on a monthly basis in order to provide timely and helpful feedback. There are yearly in-service examinations as well as the annual self-assessment examination conducted by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. At the end of each academic year, an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is administered by the faculty.

A typical rotation schedule is as follows during 36 months of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation training:


  • 10-months in-patient care
  • 2-months out-patient/clinic or EMG service

PGY-3 and 4

  • 2-months Traumatic Brain Injury unit
  • 2-months Cardiac Out-patient Rehabilitation
  • 2-months Pediatric Out-patient Rehabilitation
  • 4-months Electrodiagnosis Service
  • 2-months subacute/long term rehabilitation
  • 1-months neurology rehabilitation
  • 1-month Elective
  • 8-months consultation and clinics in Foot/Shoe Wear, General Adult Rehabilitation, Interventional Physiatry, Prosthesis and Orthosis, Wheelchair Clinic, Wound Care.

All residents are expected to be on call during their training. The program utilizes the night float and weekend calls to provide night and weekend/holiday coverage for three in-patient units. On-call rooms with computer access are available at all sites.