UF Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Educational Programs
Our program will train residents to become involved in community-based activity, with the main goals of providing care, education and resources to the underserved populations. This goal will be achieved by leveraging current experience of service-minded faculty to mentor residents in becoming selfless stewards of community health.
Our faculty co-direct Fellowships at UF including the Trauma, Concussion & Sports Neuromedicine (TRACS) Program. Fellows from Family and Sports Medicine, Pediatrics and Pain Medicine also spend time in Physical Medicine Clinics.
Interested medical students who want to engage in the Medical Student Research Program (Discovery Pathways) or an opportunity to work with a faculty member should inquire. Opportunities include participation as part of an ongoing or feasible research project or working with a clinician on a scholarly paper or presentation.
Students interested in completing a semester-long Internship with UF PMR, can choose from a variety of options including UF Health Sports Performance Center, the Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital or the UF Comprehensive Spine Center.
PHYSIATRY IN THE MEDICAL CURRICULUM
Our faculty are involved in the Medical School Curriculum at UF from the first to the fourth year experience. Faculty provide lectures in a variety of intensives, including Pre-preceptorship (MS year 1), Nutrition Intensive (MS year 2), Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Dermatology/Musculoskeletal Module (MS year 4). In addition, Physiatry faculty also engage in fourth year electives including the Art and Science of Advanced Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Reasoning. Fourth year electives in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation are now offered:
- Exercise is Medicine (ORTH E5 MDT 7570) course director: Dr. Heather Vincent
- Comprehensive Management of the Spine (ORTH E6 MDT 7570) course directors: Dr. Mike Sein and Dr. Shawn McGargill
ouR eDUCATION tEAM
Dr. Dubin is the Director of the PM&R Residency Training Program at UF. He will oversee the development of the program including the curriculum, resident-faculty-program evaluation and development. He is Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) and Co-Chair of the Program Evaluation Committee (PEC).
Dr. Sein is the Associate Director of the PM&R Residency Training Program at UF. His primary role is to help oversee resident mentoring by faculty, develop didactic programs and engage and mentor residents in scholarly activities. He is the Co-Chair Clinical Competency Committee (CCC).
Dr. Vincent is the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory and the Director of the UF Health Sports Performance Center. She is responsible for directing the research efforts of all trainees in PM&R and guiding educational content of residency program. She is a member of the Program Evaluation Committee (PEC).
Our Residency Coordinator, Terra K. Smith, has 10 years experience managing and coordinating medical education programs. Under the direction of the Residency Director and Associate Director, she provides oversight of our residency training program and medical education opportunities. Under the direction of the Research Director, she provides oversight and onboarding for available internships. For more information contact: Terra K. Smith, Residency Coordinator, UF Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 3450 Hull Road Gainesville, FL 32607 Phone (352) 273-7356 firstname.lastname@example.org