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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 (PGY-1)
Inpatient Medicine 4 months
Rheumatology Clinic 1 month
Internal Medicine Clinic 1 month
Neurosurgery 1 month
Orthopedics 1 month
Burn Clinic 1 month
Neurology 1 month
Emergency Medicine 1 month
PM&R 1 month
 Residency PGY-2
Inpatient Rehabilitation 7 months
Outpatient Rehabilitation 3 months
Spine Clinic 2 months
 Residency PGY-3
EMG 3 months
Pediatric Rehabilitation 3 months
Inpatient Rehabilitation 2 months
Outpatient Rehabilitation 1 month
Sports Medicine 1 month
Consult 1 month
Elective 1 month
 Residency PGY-4
Inpatient Rehabilitation 3 months
Outpatient Rehabilitation 3 months
EMG 2 months
Consult 2 months
Spine Clinic 1 month
Elective 1 month

Educational Activities:

Resident Didactics

The didactic curriculum includes weekly lectures on the following topics, and are held on Thursdays from 8:45 AM to noon. The lectures follow an 18 month cycle.

  • Stroke
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Sports
  • Brain Injury
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Modalities
  • Orthotics
  • Intro to Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Prosthetics
  • Spine & Pain
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Pediatric rehab
  • Cancer Rehab
  • Cardiac, Pulmonary and Burn Rehab
  • Bone, Joint and Connective Tissue
  • Brain Injury
  • Neuro Rehab (MS, Parkinsons, Guillain Barre)

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


PM&R Faculty, Residents, and Staff celebrating with our Class of 2022 Residency Graduates!