Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency

Aims Statement

The University of Wisconsin Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency aims are to:

  • Attract and train residents from allopathic and osteopathic medical schools who have demonstrated humanistic, academic, and scholarly skills

  • Prepare these trainees to practice independently in the care of persons of all ages, with all types of musculoskeletal, neurological, and cognitive disabilities, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and in the design, performance, and interpretation of electrodiagnostic studies

Our Residents will, across a spectrum of ages and impairments:

  • Provide compassionate care that incorporates functional assessment, leadership of interdisciplinary teams, and evidence based practice, to prescribe rehabilitation interventions that maximize function and quality of life across multiple settings of care

  • Perform nerve conduction studies, needle EMG exams, and identify normal and abnormal findings and their significance to formulate diagnosis

  • Achieve procedural competence in basic injections for musculoskeletal conditions, injections, and intrathecal pump management for spasticity, and basic injections for lumbar spinal conditions, while incorporating the use of EMG, ultrasound, and fluoroscopy where appropriate

  • Achieve excellence in patient care and, based on their interest, in any of the following areas: research, education, administration, and advocacy