Program Aims

Provide coordinated, Physiatric, patient-focused care for the disabled population. The objective will be achieved by faculty who will guide residents to learn and implement collaborative, evidenced-based care, meaningful engagement in professional relationships that share values, respect diverse perspectives, and fosters a team approach to action.

Be academic, mentoring and patient-care leaders in the field Physiatry. The program goal will be accomplished by faculty who will continue to use bold, adaptive and forward-thinking strategies to train residents to become thoughtful, strong-decision makers. PM&R faculty will partner with residents to advance the field through contribution to the scholarly mission and national and international presence (research, quality improvement projects, publications and presentations).

Advocate leadership and service to the community. The program will train residents to become involved in community-based activity, with the main goals of providing care, education and resources to the underserved. This goal will be achieved by leveraging current experience of service-minded faculty to mentor residents in becoming selfless stewards of community health.

Emphasize respect for human dignity for patient and their families throughout the continuum of care. Faculty will mentor residents to embrace diversity, and to dedicate themselves to patient-centered care that maximizes function, expands human potential, and enhances quality of life.  This residency program will address the critical community need to graduate high-quality Physiatrists to care for the populations who are not receiving the comprehensive long-term care needed to optimize physical function and quality of life. Through its key missions and goals, this program will produce leaders in the field of Physiatry who will advance scientific knowledge and improve public health, particularly among adults and children with various disabilities.