Residency Program

UT Southwestern Medical Center is one of the premier academic medical centers in the United States – training physicians, medical students, medical scientists, and allied health care professionals. Our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program provides a comprehensive, ACGME-accredited training program.  We accept six residents per year for the Categorical Program (PGY-1) and an additional three residents who will start in their PGY-2 year for the Advanced Program.  In total, we have 33 residents.

Our residents train in a variety of sites, including:

We also are home to the North Texas Burn Rehabilitation Model System, the Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair, and one of the two collaborating sites for the North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System.  

We have faculty who specialize in Pelvic Rehabilitation, Cancer Rehabilitation, and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment.

Our revised 18-month Core Curriculum includes didactics and hands-on workshops, as well as “introductory” and “advanced” lectures.

We offer:

  • Research opportunities, including a new “Shark Tank” contest to fund resident projects
  • Venues for residents to be involved in medical student education
  • Opportunities to participate in both research and quality improvement projects, as well as other scholarly activities and are encouraged to participate in national resident and educational activities

Upon completion of our program, residents are prepared with the necessary skills for productive careers in either academic or private practice careers.

The PM&R Department also provides three ACGME-accredited fellowships:

  • Brain Injury Medicine
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury

UT Southwestern Medical Center also offers ACGME-accredited Pain Management, Neuromuscular, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowships.