The PM&R Residency program at the University of Utah is a four-year categorical 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. Clinical rotations include one to two month blocks comprised of inpatient wards, consultations, and outpatient clinics.
Rotations & Training Locations
Rotations and training take place at:
- University of Utah Medical Center,
- Primary Children’s Hospital,
- The Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, and
- Salt Lake Regional Medical Center.
The PM&R Residency Program at the University of Utah provides many outstanding training opportunities, which are highlighted below. Our Level I Trauma Centers at both the University Hospital and Primary 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.
Tertiary care referral centers at the University of Utah Hospital, Primary Children’s Hospital, and the Huntsman Cancer Institute offer the resident exposure to rare conditions and challenge them to learn management of complex medical conditions.
Community-based training sites that encompass both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation medicine practice allows for the development of autonomy in the resident. These rotations emphasize the importance of close relationships between allied health providers and referring services.
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
A devotion to research and development of critical appraisal skills and exposure to quality improvement projects are accomplished through resident participation in scholarly projects, journal clubs, research module, QI training, and participation in a class project.
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 there is an abundance of recreational opportunities available in Salt Lake City and surrounding regions.
After reviewing our residency information, if you have any questions please feel free to contact the residency office.