Residency Program

Our Goal

The goal of the UNC Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program is to help medical graduates develop into outstanding practicing physiatrists. Training includes diagnosis and treatment of patients of all ages living with painful or functionally limiting conditions.

What We Do

Our rehabilitation physicians (physiatrists) diagnose and treat neurological, musculoskeletal, and other organ system impairments, as well as manage treatment of patients with long-term disabling conditions. The physiatrists lead interdisciplinary teams that work with the patient and family to achieve maximal development or restoration of physical, psychological, social, occupational, and vocational functions.


Our residency program offers a wide range of clinical, educational, and research opportunities that include balanced clinical experiences, organized educational programs, and daily interactions with experienced faculty.

In addition to the faculty in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, residents also work with faculty in other departments, including Rheumatology, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Neurology, Anesthesiology, Urology, General Surgery, Pediatrics, and Plastic Surgery.

Other opportunities include the Carolina Performing Arts coverage, as well as exposure to NFL Brain and Body Program, Eric Montross Basketball Camp, the TelAbility Program, and participation in professional conferences.

Explore Our Program Further!

We invite you to explore our program and to join us as you embark on this exciting new stage of your career in medicine.

James Hill, MD, MPH
Director, Residency Program

William Filer, MD
Associate Director, Residency Program

J. M. Baratta, MD
Administrative Chief Resident

Nora Jovanovich, MD
Residency Education Chief Resident

Victoria Lent, MD
Medical Education Chief Resident

Fully accredited. Next accreditation cycle scheduled 2021.

For general information, see the Graduate Medical Education web pages at UNC Health Care.

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