On behalf of the faculty and staff of the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, in the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Medicine, at the University of Florida, I would like to thank you for your interest in our PM&R residency training program.
The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UF offers top-tier education, interaction with – and training under – nationally and internationally known educators in multiple areas of PM&R. These areas include sports medicine, non-operative orthopaedics, traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, electrodiagnostic medicine, spasticity management, pediatric rehabilitation and orthopaedics, care of the medically complex patient, interventional spine and pain management, complementary medicine, amputees and patients with neuromuscular disorders.
Abundant research opportunities are available with a commitment to scholarly activity as a cornerstone of the department and its training philosophy. Areas of research interest include: gait analysis, energy expenditure studies, research on throwing injuries, concussion, amputee outcome measures, and wound healing just to name a few areas of active inquiry.
Our residency training program offers extensive outpatient and inpatient training. Our inpatient hospital is a 60-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital that provides comprehensive services in all areas of rehabilitation for a diverse patient population. The primary referral source to our Rehabilitation hospital is UF Health Shands Hospital, an 1,100 bed tertiary care referral and destination center for patients in the North-Central Florida to Southern Georgia area requiring comprehensive care of complex medical and/or surgical issues. We are a Level-1 Trauma Center and Neurosciences Medical Center, which affords state-of-the-art training in the management of a wide variety of patients requiring acute and long-term rehabilitation services.
A diverse clinical experience is the backbone of the residency training program. Discussions of the disease process, treatment options, and socio-economic factors drive the daily close interaction between the attending, the resident physician and the patient.
Our commitment to your education and training is our priority. Our goal is to develop, nurture, and train tomorrow’s clinical and academic leaders, and empower them to become the standard bearers for future generations of Physiatrists.