PM&R Resident Life at UW


Resident Life at UW-Madison

To get a feel for life as a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation resident here at the University of Wisconsin and in the city of Madison, we invite you to explore the videos, links, and social media feeds on this page.

Shivani Khakhkhar, DO, a PG-Y 3 PM&R resident talks about her experience at UW, why she chose the program – and what it’s like living in Madison, Wisconsin.

What do you like most about PM&R residency at UW-Madison?

“My favorite parts of our program are our close-knit residents and faculty and diverse clinical experiences. I also appreciate the collaboration with neurology and orthopedic attendings to allow us broad experiences.”

Kaitlyn Vanias, MD (PGY-4)

“My top two favorite parts of our program are spending time with my co-residents outside of work and exploring the wide range of clinical practice opportunities through our diverse rotation schedule.”

Dan McKee, MD (PGY-3)

“The people – everyone is exceptionally kind and helpful! Every person you interact with wants to see you succeed! It really is remarkable! Everyone was also super helpful and supportive with the moving process!”

Amber McKenna, MD (PGY-2)

Life in Madison

In 2022, Madison was ranked first on‘s list of the Best 100 Places to Live in the US for the second year in a row.

Where stunning lakeside views meet vibrant streetscapes. Where a sizable city feels like a small community. Where academic possibilities meet real-world opportunities. Where the guiding principle is public service. Where a university and city blend together, creating an atmosphere unlike anywhere else. Welcome to your future home.

Explore Madison in Every Season

Learn more about the UW

University of Wisconsin – Madison

The official website of UW-Madison

UW Athletic Department

The official website of the Wisconsin Badgers. Go Bucky!

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

The homepage for the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Contains descriptions of the SMPH departments and programs, education information, and alumni news.

Wisconsin Union

The UW Memorial Union is one of the most beloved and historic destinations on UW-Madison’s campus. Treasured by generations, Memorial Union is a place to come to socialize, relax, study and be nourished. The Memorial Union offers a variety of social and educational activities for UW students, faculty, staff, Wisconsin Union Members, and the Madison community.

Opened on October 5, 1928, the Memorial Union sits on the shores of Lake Mendota between Helen C. White Library and the Armory (Red Gym). This building is most recognized for its classic architecture and bright green, orange and yellow sunburst Terrace chairs.

UW Housestaff Association

Useful links for residents, fellows, and their supporters.

An independent, non-profit organization managed and financed by UW residents and fellows. UWHA represents the interests of House Staff and addresses any issues that directly affect them during residency/fellowship.

We also offer social and educational activities to make the residency/fellowship experience even more enjoyable and worthwhile.

UW Health

The home page for UW Health. Contains a searchable database of UW doctors, clinic listings, and patient information. Also provides an overview of patient services, information for referring physicians, and news and events.

UW Health is the integrated health system of the University of Wisconsin-Madison serving more than 700,000 patients each year in the Upper Midwest and beyond with 1,849 physicians and 21,000 staff at seven hospitals and more than 80 outpatient sites.


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