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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

Delivering Dynamic Training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin trains physicians in the art and science of functional improvement. Residents care for a diverse patient population and gain a wide range of experiences. At program completion, residents are fully prepared to sit for the American Board of PM&R certification process.

The program includes selective options in years three and four, two-month rotation blocks with both inpatient and outpatient experiences each year, exposure to sports medicine, continuity clinics and weekly didactics free of clinical duties.

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency program is affiliated with Dell Med’s Department of Neurology.

Training Facilities

Residents rotate at multiple local sites, allowing for maximum variety in diagnostic and procedural exposure.

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT Austin.

Dell Seton Medical Center, the region’s only Level I trauma center, is an inpatient consultation site for the program. At Dell Seton, recently named the one of the top 10 most socially responsible hospitals in America, residents gain extensive experience in electrodiagnostics and pain management.

Ascension Seton Medical Center.

This is an inpatient consultation stroke center site and regional referral center for complex care. Residents focus on pulmonary rehabilitation and cardiac rehabilitation while training in electrodiagnostics and geriatrics.

Central Texas Rehab Hospital.

Rotating at this regional referral center for complex rehabilitation, residents practice in stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.

Dell Children’s is the region’s only pediatric Level I trauma center and serves children with complex medical needs. Residents complete pediatric rotations and provide care in an interdisciplinary clinic treating myelodysplasia, sports concussion and spasticity.

Texas Orthopedics Surgery Center.

Training under leading physiatrists, surgeons, radiologists and rheumatologists, residents gain extensive electrodiagnostic exposure. Focuses include outpatient musculoskeletal, sports, rheumatology experience and radiology review.

Ascension Seton Brain Spine Institute.

At this outpatient rehabilitation rotation site, residents gain experience in electrodiagnostics, spinal cord injury and Botox injection. They also train in continuity and amputee clinics.

Austin surgeons' building.

At Austin Neuromuscular Clinic, residents diagnose people with neuropathy, dysautonomia, myopathy, ALS, spasticity and ataxia, gaining extensive electrodiagnostic experience. They also have exposure to nerve/muscle ultrasound, biopsy and lumbar punctures.

Parkinsons Disease Movement Disorders Clinic.

Residents hone procedures such as deep-brain stimulation, intrathecal baclofen therapy and Botox injections. They also gain exposure to movement disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, spasticity, ataxia and dystonia.

Learn More & Apply: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

About the Application Process

Apply for PGY-2 positions through the Electronic Residency Application Service by Dec. 31.

Dynamic Training in Functional Improvement

Training includes six two-month rotations, a selective in PGY-3 and PGY-4, weekly learning conference, continuity clinic and procedural experiences.

Meet Our Residents

It’s an exciting time to be a part of medical education and research in Austin. Dell Med residents and fellows are talented physicians working to become leaders in their fields.

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