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Program Highlights


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  • 4-year categorical program (PGY1-PGY4) with a built-in PGY1 year that is designed towards a career in PM&R
  • Highly trained and specialized faculty (eg. Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke & Other Neurologic Disorders, Interventional Spine, Musculoskeletal Medicine & Ultrasound-guided procedures, Sports Medicine, Adult & Pediatric Spasticity management, Electrodiagnostics, and Prosthetics/Orthotics/Amputation management)
  • Extensive training in diagnostic and interventional procedures including interventional spine procedures, ultrasound guided injections, injections for spasticity management, baclofen pump management, and nerve conduction and needle electromyography (EMG)

Educational Benefits

  • Annual educational allowance for books/question banksResidents at presentation
  • 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 PGY2, PGY3 and PGY4 to attend educational conferences relevant to PM&R
  • Attendance at a national week long Board Review Course for seniors

Research and Didactics

  • Fostering and support of research, including a one-month research elective
  • Mentorship for residents including an individual faculty advisor and research mentorInjection Workshop
  • Protected didactic time for 4 hours every Thursday morning
  • 18-month rotating curriculum. Yearly review of anatomy and physical exams.  Workshops including ultrasound/injection and electrodiagnostics (EMG).


  • Generous elective time
  • Home call
  • Diverse patient population
  • Participation in continuity clinics

Focus on Wellness

  • Strong focus on resident wellness with ample wellness, team building and social events. The University of Rochester also has an award winning health and wellness program.
  • Close-knit program with a family-friendly atmosphere

SCI Health Fair

There are ample opportunities for residents to participate in volunteer activities, including the annual departmental sponsored SCI Health Fair.

SCI Health Fair