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Residency Training Program Overview


 

PM&R Residency Program

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Training Program at the University of Colorado  School of Medicine is one of the oldest PM&R departments in the country. The residency training program has graduated many well known physiatrists through the decades. Traditionally, the program accepts four residents per year, starting after a transitional year. This is a three-year PM&R categorical residency training program. The residency is fully accredited by ACGME and received a five-year review cycle, testifying to the robust health of the program. The residency is designed to nurture residents in a future career in academic medicine or private practice. Our residents are encouraged to be independent thinkers in order to meet the increasing and future needs of the disabled. To that end, the philosophy of our program is to train residents to understand the full breadth of the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Our residents have performed extremely well in training and board examinations and are highly competitive for employment and fellowship positions.

For specific information regarding goals and curricula during the rotations, please utilize this site.

Combined Pediatrics/PM&R Residency Program
The Departments of Rehabilitation and Pediatrics joined forces to offer an educational and training experience to those interested in Pediatric Physiatry. This five-year program includes an internship in Pediatrics (12 months) followed by four years divided between Pediatrics (18 months) and Physiatry (30 months) as outlined by the residency review committee. The final year includes specific experience in Pediatric Physiatry, provided by the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Department at The Children's Hospital. After successful completion of the Combined Pediatrics/PM&R Residency, these physicians qualify for admission to the certification examinations of both the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Following the five year program, a resident must apply to an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Rehabilitation Fellowship which is one year in duration. Following this one year fellowship, candidates may sit for the Pediatric Rehabilitation subspecialty board examination offered by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

For specific information regarding goals and curricula during the rotations, contact the Pediatrics Housestaff Office at 720-777-6918.