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A specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, also called a physiatrist, evaluates and treats patients with disorders or disabilities in the muscles, bones, and nervous system, including neck or back pain, sports and work injuries, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, spasticity, and any other disability or disorder that affects function. A physiatrist may lead a team of medical professionals to help patients improve their physical, psychological, social, and vocational function, and are dedicated to the whole person, including treating pain, restoring function, and improving quality of life. Treatment modalities may include medications, injections, therapeutic exercise, electrodiagnosis, and any equipment required for daily activities. – The American Board of Medical Specialties

NRMP Match Information

Charting Outcomes in the Match 2020 (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on page 171)

Program Director Survey 2020 (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation on page 114)

Residency Training

Duration of training: 4 years

Number of programs nationally: 78

Overall competitiveness of program: High

Online Resources

PM&R Residency Page

PM&R Medical Student Career Advisors

Association of Academic Physiatrists Medical Student Resources

AAPMR Medical Student Resources

Other Resources

Introduction of PM&R

Physiatrist Information for Medical Students

A Day in the Life

U of U Student Match Information