About the program
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is among the world’s most comprehensive public research universities and our honors show it. Learning in a dynamic, multidisciplinary, academic setting is part of Ohio State’s unique residency experience. The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) is part of Ohio State’s world-class Neurological Institute. Our residents learn from and collaborate with highly accomplished faculty in state-of-the-art facilities. Here, you’ll gain valuable experience, insights and relationships that will endure throughout your career.
The Office of Graduate Medical Education and the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation are proud to share that our residency program is considered one of the top 25 programs in the nation for physical medicine and rehabilitation, according to Doximity’s 2021-2022 Residency Navigator. This standing is based upon a national poll conducted by Doximity assessing the reputation of accredited residency programs among certified physicians.
- Ohio State’s PM&R Residency Program provides advanced inpatient, outpatient and consultative experience. Residents receive training in general and neurorehabilitation, neuromuscular medicine, electrodiagnostics and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
- Residents lead and present research, and learn from some of the best faculty in the field, including pediatrics, psychology and sports medicine rehab specialists.
- Our curriculum provides extensive clinical exposure, didactic programs, research, mentoring and teaching opportunities. Rotations include clinical experience with patients recovering from brain or spinal cord injury, stroke, orthopedic procedures, neuromuscular diseases, organ transplants and cancer.
- Ambulatory experiences include General Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, specialty care, spasticity management, cancer clinics, baclofen pumps, spine interventions and electrodiagnostic medicine.
- Residents learn leading-edge therapies and clinical care at Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital — a nationally ranked, 60-bed inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation facility.
- Each year, we accept seven residents.