Residency Program

Residency Program

The residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is a University of Louisville ACGME accredited residency program sponsored by Frazier Rehab Institute which is accredited by the JCAHO and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

The residency program provides three years of direct PM&R training, and residents are selected through NRMP at the PGY 2-level. Residents appointed at the PGY 2 level must have completed one year of training in fundamental clinical skills, as outlined in the "Special Requirements for Residency Training in PM&R" in the"“Essentials of Accredited Residencies".

Message from the Program Director

 "It's happening here!" This motto for the University of Louisville is particularly true of the Division of PM&R. We have undergone a tremendous amount of growth in the recent past. Our faculty has expanded and includes renowned specialists in SCI, TBI, Stroke, Sports Medicine, Cancer Rehab and Pain Management to name a few. Our residency program continues to train among the best and most successful residents in the US proven by both our pass rate on the Board Certification Exam as well as acceptance into prestigious fellowships. We practice and train in one of the most state of the art facilities, the Frazier Rehab and Neuroscience Institute. Everything from great clinical care to cutting edge research is available in this world class academic environment. It's all happening here in Louisville. I welcome you to come see what we are all about."

Darryl Kaelin, MD
Associate Professor and Chief, Division of PM&R
Residency Program Director


The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s core values provide a solid foundation for our specialty and sub-specialty certification programs. We are committed to these eight fundamentals that reflect and uphold our mission:

  • Dedication to Excellence
  • Public assurance of high quality patient care
  • Standard setting
  • Science-based medicine
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Autonomy

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