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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)
Residency Program

University of Washington Medical Center
UW Medical Center

Welcome to the University of Washington Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency website. The University of Washington Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation training program is among the top residency programs in the United States, and the Department is consistently ranked in the top four by US News & World Report.

Some of the residency program's strengths include:

  • A large patient population and multiple training sites to see Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation practiced in a variety of settings.
  • Our Chairman, Dr. Peter Esselman, is a strong leader and is committed to resident education.
  • Our program director, Dr. Karen Barr, has had a long career in medical education and is an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher.
  • The University of Washington faculty includes some of the top physiatrists in the country. They are a diverse group with cutting edge expertise and provide excellent teaching and supervision to the next generation of physiatrists.
  • Each resident is assigned a faculty advisor to assist them with career guidance, feedback, and mentoring
  • The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine has a strong presence in the University of Washingon Medical Center (UWMC) and the Graduate Medical Education (GME) office.
  • Some of the best and brightest residents in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Our residents have diverse backgrounds from allopathic and osteopathic schools and some with prior training in other fields including Internal Medicine and Surgery.

To learn more about the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program, please explore the links below:

PM&R Residency Program Application Deadline

Applications for the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency are due by October 1st, 2015.

Featured Faculty

Mark Harrast, MD

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