Clinical Experience

Residents in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) undergo 3 years of specialty training following an internship year. Applicants apply separately for internship and PM&R residency.


The internship must be completed at an accredited graduate medical education training institution. Internship requirements may be met through: (1) completion of an accredited transitional residency or (2) at least 6 months in accredited training in one or more of the following disciplines: internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, or surgery. The remaining months of this year may include any combination of accredited specialties or subspecialties.


Teaching is primarily provided by faculty members in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine. Most training takes place at facilities operated in Madison by UW Health. An additional location is Central Wisconsin Center in Madison. Opportunities for training in additional settings can be arranged with approval of the Residency Director.


Rotations during the 3 years of PM&R residency are each 3 months in length:
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