Rehabilitation Medicine

Residency Program


Information applicable for those beginning training July 1.

Utilizing the resources of the Health Science Center, the University Health System and the Veterans Administration Hospital, plus community resources, we feel that we are uniquely capable of exposing the resident to training in all aspects of the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Our patient populPicture of Health Science Center library at nightation is large and varied, encompasses all age groups, and includes private, indigent and V.A. patients. We have a very favorable ratio of faculty physicians to residents (18 faculty physiatrists/32 residents), which assures the resident of adequate guidance and supervision and of an optimal teaching program. Our educational capabilities are, of course, greatly enhanced by the availability of multiple other teaching activities in the School of Medicine and the other units of the Health Science Center, all of these are available to our residents, including the Health Science Center's medical library, Learning Resources Center and demand access television.

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited four-year categorical residency training program, providing 36 months of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation training and 12 months of fundamental clinical skills as required by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


During the 36 months of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation rotations, the resident is exposed to a variety of practice settings in physiatry, including:
- Inpatient Adult and Pediatric Rehabilitation composed of rotations at the University Hospital Reeves   Rehabilitation   Center, VA Polytrauma Rehab Center, Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital, VA Spinal Cord   Injury Center, and   Children's Hospital of San Antonio - Christus
- Outpatient Adult Rehabilitation with exposure to General Outpatient Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal   Medicine,   Amputee Clinic, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Polytrauma Rehabilitation, Neurologic Rehabilitation, and   Outpatient Spinal   Cord Injury Medicine
- Outpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation, during which the resident is introduced to the management of various   conditions, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, burns, and traumatic brain injury
- Rehab Medicine Consultation Service
- Electrodiagnostic Medicine
- Interventional Pain Medicine
- Sports Medicine
- Orthotics and Prosthetics

The 12 months of fundamental clinical skills are specifically tailored to the practice of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation during PGY-1, Internship.
- 4 months of Internal Medicine, of which at least one month is dedicated to the Medical Intensive Care Unit
- 1 month of Neurosurgery
- 1 month of Rheumatology
- 2 months of Geriatrics
- 3 months of Orthopaedic Surgery
- 1 month Rehabilitation Medicine
The Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Training Program accepts eight residents per academic year. All PGY-1 level positions are committed to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications will be accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).