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.


Residency Rotation Schedule by Training Year



(Inpatient unless otherwise specified)

Inpatient Medicine 4 months General Medical Rehabilitation (Inpatient) 4 months
Neurosurgery 1 month Neurological Rehabilitation (Inpatient) 4 months
Burn (Outpatient) 1 month Outpatient Clinic 4 months
Neurology 1 month
Orthopaedics 1 month
Emergency Medicine 1 month
PM&R 1 month
Rheumatology Clinic 1 month
Internal Medicine Clinic 1 month



EMG 4 months EMG 2 months
Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic 1 month Selective 1 month
Spine Clinic and Procedures 2 months Senior Inpatient Service 4 months
Outpatient Clinic 1 month Outpatient Clinic 4 months
Selective 1 month Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic 1 month
Subacute Rehabilitation 2 months
Inpatient 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


Faculty with Graduates
PM&R Faculty celebrating with our Class of 2017 Residency Graduates!