Research Curriculum Highlights

  • Our program believes in training complete physiatrists who are adept at applying evidence based clinical care.
  • Our strategy for teaching research competency to clinicians is to help PM&R residents do research in order to learn how to interpret research.
  • While the research goal is a publishable manuscript by the end of the 4th year of training, our department and university provide all of the necessary resources to assist the trainee in completing the requirement. 
  • Residents have dedicated research rotation time and a didactic research curriculum.

Research Components


  • Quarterly meetings with department research director to obtain guidance and support with scholarly activity
  • Pairing with a clinical faculty mentor, Ph.D. mentor
  • University statistician, statistics software and research librarians available
  • Clinical Trial Center guidance

Financial Assistance

Residents will be given financial assistance to attend either the AAPM&R Annual Assembly (annually in the Fall) or the AAP Annual Meeting (annually in the Spring) when presenting a paper or poster.