Residency programs

We offer residency programs in physical medicine & rehabilitation, physical therapy, and rehabilitation neuropsychology.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency Program is an ACGME-accredited three- or four-year program, with the following mission: cultivating an unparalleled training experience for PM&R physician leaders of tomorrow. The program is consistently rated one of the top PM&R residency programs in the country. Each year, residents are accepted at both the PGY-1 and the PGY-2 levels.

Rotations at HMC, UWMC, SCH and VAPSHCS are specifically selected to meet the needs of future physiatrists, emphasizing the development of skills and knowledge in neurorehabilitation, cancer, procedures, electrodiagnostics, musculoskeletal and spine care.

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Physical Therapy Residencies

Our Physical Therapy Residency Programs in Acute Care, Neurology, Orthopedics, and Pediatrics are founded on three Pillars of Excellence: Patient Care, Teaching, and Leadership & Advocacy. Our residents leave the program as advanced clinical practitioners, innovative educators, and leaders in their professional and personal lives. Come be a part of the UW legacy:

Acute Care: This is a 12-month, full-time residency program for licensed physical therapists interested in specializing in acute care physical therapy. This program is based at UWMC - Montlake.

Pediatric: This 12-month program is accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Fellowship and Education (ABPTRFE) and is geared towards new graduates or early-career clinicians who wish to develop advanced clinical, educational, and leadership skills in the field of Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Neurologic: The Neurologic Physical Therapy residency is a 15-month program based at Evergreen Health and is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association as a post-professional residency program. This full-time program prepares residents to be advanced practitioners in neurologic physical therapy and to be eligible to sit for the board certification neurologic clinical specialist exam.

Orthopedic: A 12-month, full-time post-graduate training program for licensed therapists, this program is based at UW’s Advanced Manual Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation Clinic, where residents are exposed to a wide variety of orthopedic and sport-related conditions. The program has three primary areas of focus: advanced clinical practice, teaching, and leadership and advocacy.

Rehabilitation Neuropsychology Residency

The department’s rehabilitation neuropsychology residency, jointly offered with the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, was created to provide residents more focused training in neuropsychological assessment and neurorehabilitation. Importantly, this track does not consist solely of neuropsychological testing and interpretation. Rather, residents in this track receive specific education and training in neuropsychological aspects of typical rehabilitation populations, diagnostic interviewing skills, test selection, test interpretation, report writing, conducting testing feedback sessions and using neuropsychological test results and knowledge about brain-behavior relationships to inform multidisciplinary rehabilitation programming.

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