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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

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The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency program trains physicians in the art and science of functional improvement. Our 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 the Department of Neurology.

Training Facilities

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

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Dell Seton Medical Center, the region’s only Level 1 Trauma Center, is an inpatient consultation site for our program. At Dell Seton, residents gain extensive experience in electrodiagnostics and pain management.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Pain-certified teaching faculty members train residents on pain management procedures and medication management and monitoring. Residents have the option to rotate with addiction medicine faculty.

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

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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.

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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

About the Application Process

Apply for Postgraduate-Year 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.