Clinical Assistant Professor
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. Our mission is to optimize the health and function of individuals with disabilities through a patient-centered continuum of care, with the goal of improving quality of life.
What We DoOur 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.
OpportunitiesOur 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.
Thomas Petruska, MS
Residency/Quality Program Coordinator
Administrative Chief Resident
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – Georgia Campus
Academic Chief Resident
Medical School: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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. Please click on our other webpages to learn more!
If you have any questions about our Residency Program, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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*Fully accredited. Next accreditation cycle scheduled 2024.*