Program Overview - What Makes us Unique?

Injection Workshop

The PM&R Residency Program at URMC, along with the institution, is accredited with the longest ACGME accreditation cycle of five years. The ACGME and our residents have found our clinical and didactic curricula to be a solid foundation for resident education in PM&R. The Program thoroughly prepares our residents for board examinations, resulting in an ABPM&R Part I pass rate of 100 percent for more than a decade. In addition, the University of Rochester Medical Center is widely known for its research and the development of new drugs, vaccines and devices that are used worldwide. Our residents are given the opportunity to actively participate in research and are encouraged to take part in the new innovations in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

While the first two years of the program are based on the foundation of medical knowledge and information necessary to learn the profession, residents spend their third and fourth years in a combination of inpatient rotations and outpatient experiences, including elective time which assists each resident in discovering their career path.

Dr. Odom with Rec Therapy Dog

Residency is a time of focused learning and hard work. Because of the structure of our program, residents are able to successfully balance this rigorous training with their personal lives and they are happy. In fact, our residents report that their experiences here are great and that they are very satisfied with the program and life in Rochester.

Educational Benefits

  • Annual educational allowance for books
  • Memberships to the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) and the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
  • Five conference days and a conference budget during PGY3 and PGY4 to attend educational conferences relevant to PM&R
  • Fostering and support for research
  • Flexible clinical rotations