Residency Program

Why Choose UK PM&R Residency?


We Have A Strong Residency Program

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine offers a comprehensive residency training program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Our four-year residency is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) of the American Medical Association. All residents are accepted at the PGY1 level through the National Residency Match Program. Any open PGY2 residency position is evaluated on an individual basis. The Residency Program is designed to teach the holistic, interdisciplinary team approach to health care as outlined in the training objectives of the ACGME specialty requirements. As such, emphasis is placed on maximizing the physical, psychological, social, vocational and avocational potential of all patients. Our departmental goal is to provide each resident with the best possible didactic and clinical education program, in order to fully prepare residents for a career in academic or private practice physiatry.


Our Program

  • ACGME accredited, 10 year accredited
  • Four-year categorical progam
  • Four residents per year
  • 92%tile in joint, bursa, tendon injections
  • 96%tile for ultrasound guided procedures
  • 97%tile in baclofen pump refills/education
  • 87%tile in botulinum toixin procedures
  • Paid conference attendance fourth year to AAPM&R - up to 2 conferences covered if research accepted
  • Pediatric exposure at Shriner's Hospital in Lexington, KY with strong orthopedic and physiatry presence, regional leader in congenital limb deficiency with multi-disciplinary clinic
  • Lexington VAMC model system from amputee care and is ranked Level II in Amputation System of Care


Our Training Sites

UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital 

  • 945-bed hospital: 37,789 discharges, 31,318 surgical cases, 501,943 Hospital clinic visits, 108,417 ER visits in 2016
  • Case Mix Index of 2.00
  • 714 house staff including residents, fellows, pharmacy/dentistry residents
  • UK•MDs is a service unique to UK HealthCare - provides UK physicians with communication to UK and community physicians and services
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center, National Cancer Institute designation
  • Nationally ranked by US News and World Report in four adult specialties, including Neurology and Neurosurgery; High performance in orthopedics
  • $66.4 million in NIH funding in 2016

Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital

  • 232 bed inpatient facility that is both CARF and JCAHO accredited
  • Outpatient therapy, pediatric outpatient therapy, outpatient clinic space
  • Technology and therapy all located within the hospital: ZeroG™, Lokomat™, G-EO system™, RT300 FES Bike, BITS™ Bioness® Integrated Therapy System, NeuroCom® Balance, Bioness NESS H200®, Bioness NESS L300™, Dynavision D2™, VitalStim® Therapy
  • 2 aquatic pools, resistance pool
  • Research Lab resources: InMotion ARM™ Interactive Therapy System, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator, Brainsight Image-Guided TMS System, Transcranial Direct Current Stimulator, Multi-Channel Nerve Stimulators


Lexington, KY

  • Per (2017)
    • Metro Polularion: 507,300
    • Median Household Income: $56,238
    • Median Home Price: $161,500
    • Cost of Living: 8% below national average
    • #20 Best Places for Business and Careers
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