The didactic curriculum focuses on the major areas as outlined by the American Board of PM&R and additionally includes an anatomy dissection lab course. Each PM&R resident is encouraged to participate in a research project and case reports during his/her residency, which includes didactic instruction as well as participation from faculty.

PM&R Rotations

Inpatient (16 months)

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (3 months)
  • Spinal Cord Injury (3 months)
  • Stroke Rehab (3 months)
  • Pediatrics Rehab (3 months)
  • Orthopedic Sub-acute Rehab (Sports Med Rotation) (1 month)
  • Senior In-patient Teaching Rotation (3 months)

Outpatient (17 months)

  • Sports Medicine (Orthopedics & Primary care) (2 months)
  • Pain Management (Interventional) (3 months)
  • EMG/VA (3 months PGY2)
  • EMG/VA (3 months PGY4)
  • Clinic Rotation (MSK, SCI, TBI, Pain, Cancer) (3 months)
  • Consults (3 months)

Elective Rotation Options (3 months total)

  • Pulmonary Rehab (1 month)
  • Geriatrics (1 month)
  • Rheumatology (1 month)
  • Occupational Medicine (1 month)
  • Community Medicine (1 month)
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Imaging (1 month)
  • Cancer Rehab (1 month)
  • Orthotics/Prosthetics (1 month)
  • Podiatry (1 month)
  • Research (1 month)
  • Musculoskeletal (1 month)

Lectures and Didactics

  • Weekly Didactics (Fridays 9am-12 noon)
  • Journal Club (3rd Friday of each month 12pm-1 pm)
  • Grand Rounds (Every 2nd and 4th Friday 12pm-1:00 pm)
  • Gross Anatomy Dissection (Alternating upper extremity and lower extremity each year) - occurs over four consecutive Friday didactic sessions during August of each year

    Resident Clinic

    • Weekly Resident Clinic is held every Monday  from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
    • Patient population includes amputees, acute chronic pain, stroke, TBI, musculoskeletal problems, Sports medicine.
    • EMG’s and injections are performed in-house.

     Teaching Facilities

    Candidates interested in the University of Louisville PM&R Program may apply thru ERAS at: