Residency Program

Residency Program

Why Our Residency Program

The PM&R residency program at the University of Louisville is a three-year advanced residency program. We are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program provides a comprehensive experience in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.

Rotation & Training Locations PM&R Residents volunteer to screen athletes at Special Olympics MedFest

Rotations and training take place at:

Training

The PM&R Residency Program at the University of Louisville provides many outstanding training opportunities, which are highlighted below. Our Level I Trauma Centers at both the University of Louisville Hospital and Norton Children's Hospital provide the resident with an exceptional clinical experience managing patients with a broad range of injuries. Strong relationships between PM&R and acute care programs, such as trauma, orthopedics, and neurosurgery, allow for continuity of care and early involvement of rehabilitation medicine.

Referral centers at the University of Louisville Hospital, Norton Children's Hospital, and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center offer the resident exposure to rare conditions and challenge them to learn management of complex medical conditions.

Procedure training for diagnostic purposes, pain management, and spasticity management is performed by dedicated and trained physicians. There is a wealth of opportunity for the resident to gain hands-on experience with both office-based, US guided, and fluoroscopically-guided procedures. Emphasis is placed on both competency in performing the procedures as well as the role of these procedures in comprehensive clinical management.

Balanced exposure to the entire scope of PM&R practice is achieved through a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and consultation rotations. Elective time is provided to allow the resident the ability to pursue particular areas of interest. Training is conducted at several institutions, which provide the resident the opportunity to gain experience in a variety of systems and work with a number of attending faculty with diverse interests.

A strong, comprehensive didactic curriculum is designed to fully prepare the resident for board certification and promote life-long learning habits.

Research & Didactics

Resident are exposed to research and development of critical appraisal skills and exposure to quality improvement projects via a thoroughly developed Research Curriculum and Quality Improvement Curriculum. Residents are provided access to a Research and QI mentor and will participate in scholarly projects, journal clubs, research modules, QI training, and participation in an individual research project.

Health & Wellness

Dedication to a high quality of life is emphasized in this program where the demands and expectations of the resident physician can be high. The work environment is supportive and collegial, and the program provides an abundance of recreational opportunities, such as intramural soccer, kickball and running clubs, family picnics, holiday parties and faculty and resident retreats.

After reviewing our residency information, if you have any questions please feel free to contact the residency office.

By the Numbers

We strive to provide our residents ample opportunity to perform procedures during residency. See below for a glimpse into the average number of procedures our residents have performed at the time of graduation:

  • 250 EMGs
  • 168 Peripheral injections
  • 67 Botox injections
  • 73 Axial injections
  • 28 Ultrasound exams and procedures