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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




Categorical Internship

(Inpatient unless otherwise specified)

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







Inpatient Rehabilitation 7 months EMG 4 months EMG 2 months
Outpatient Rehabilitation 3 months Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic 3 months Selective 1 month
Spine Clinic 2 months Outpatient Clinic 1 month Inpatient Rehabilitation 3 months
Selective 1 month Outpatient Rehabilitation 3 months
Inpatient Rehabilitation 2 months Subacute, Wound Care, Amputee, & Cardiac Rehabilitation 2 months
Sports Medicine 1 month Spine Clinic 1 months

Educational Activities:

Resident Didactics

The didactic curriculum includes weekly lectures on the following topics, and are held on Thursdays from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM. 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!