Residency Curriculum

UNC PM&R’s residency curriculum is a 4-year categorical program designed to offer broad exposure and training in the field of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. The rotation schedule and educational activities listed below give residents a solid foundation for fellowships and their careers.

Rotation Schedule

PGY-I (Inpatient unless otherwise specified)

Inpatient Medicine

4 months 

Neurosurgery

1 month

Burn (Outpatient)

1 month

Neurology

1 month

Orthopedics

1 month

Emergency Medicine

1 month

PM&R

1 month

Rheumatology Clinic

1 month

Internal Medicine Clinic                               

1 month

PGY-II

General Medical Rehabilitation (Inpatient)

4 months 

Neurological Rehabilitation (Inpatient)

4 months

Outpatient Clinic

4 months

PGY-III

EMG

4 months 

Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic                     

4 months

Spine Clinic and Procedures

2 months

Outpatient Clinic

1 month

Selective

1 month

PGY-IV

EMG                                                              

2 months  

Selective

1 month

Senior Inpatient Service

4 months

Outpatient Clinic

3 months

Cardiac and Subacute Rehabilitation

1 month

Educational Activities:

Resident Didactics

The didactic curriculum includes weekly lectures on the following topics, and are held on Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The lectures follow an 18 month cycle.

  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Neuro Rehab – TBI/Stroke
  • Geriatric Rehab
  • Business, Professionalism, Quality Improvement and Research
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Prosthetics
  • Cardiac & Other Rehab
  • Sports medicine
  • Anatomy
  • Bone, Joint, & Connective Tissue
  • Burn
  • Orthotics
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Pediatric Rehab
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Pain Management
  • Ultrasound

Other Educational Programs

  • EMG Lecture Series 
  • Electrodiagnosis Clinical Correlations Conference
  • Journal Club
  • PM&R Grand Rounds 
  • Oral Board Review
  • Mock Oral Examinations
  • Resident Case Presentations
  • Morbidity and Mortality Conferences
  • Annual Research Day