Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents undergo three years of specialty training following one 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 either:
- Completion of an accredited transitional residency, or
- At least six 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 UW Health facilities or Central Wisconsin Center in Madison. Opportunities for training in additional settings can be arranged with approval of the Residency Director.
Three-month rotations during the three years of PM&R residency include inpatient, outpatient clinics, pain/procedures, EMG, pediatrics, and elective rotations.