Education

Our Experiences

Curriculum

The year is divided into seven rotations of 7-8 weeks each:

PGY-2

  • PM&R Clinics at Palo Alto VA (focus on MSK)
  • Polytrauma inpatient at Palo Alto VA
  • Spinal cord injury at Palo Alto VA
  • PM&R Clinics at Valley Medical Center  (focus on TBI and SCI)
  • Spinal cord injury at Valley Medical Center
  • Traumatic brain injury at Valley Medical Center

PGY-3

  • Sports Medicine at Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center
  • Spine Medicine at Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center
  • PM&R Clinics at Palo Alto VA (2-week elective time)
  • Spinal cord injury at Valley Medical Center
  • Inpatient consults at Valley Medical Center
  • PM&R Clinics at Valley Medical Center  (focus on TBI and SCI care)
  • Pediatrics at Kaiser Oakland/Santa Clara, Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, and Subacute Saratoga Hospital

PGY-4

  • Inpatient consults at Stanford Hospital
  • Spine Medicine at Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center
  • Consults at Palo Alto VA (2-week elective time and research time)
  • Spinal cord injury at Palo Alto VA
  • Polytrauma at Palo Alto VA (with outpatient clinic experiences)
  • Inpatient rehabilitation at St. Mary's Hospital
  • EMG at Valley Medical Center
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Resident Call

PGY2-3: about one weekend of in-home call per month

PGY4: about one weekend of in-home call every other month

 

Perks of Being a Stanford PM&R Resident

Educational/Administrative

Conference fund

Book fund

Reimbursement of USMLE Step 3 and California Medical License (certain restrictions apply)

Lane Medical Library with online access to PM&R portal dedicated to medical journals (in PM&R, pain, spinal cord injury, electrodiagnostic medicine, spine, sports medicine), and books

Resident computer shared drive: contains pertinent articles for each rotation, survival guides, note templates

Resident Life

Moving allowance of $3,000

Free athletics pass to Stanford University gym, tennis courts, swimming pool, golf course driving range

Discounts on tickets for Stanford sports teams

Free public transportation passes for CalTrain and VTA (to San Francisco and the South Bay Area)

Living in the Bay Area

Culture and the arts

Professional sports (49ersRaidersGiantsAthleticsWarriorsSharksEarthquakes)

Within driving distance to San FranciscoMarinLake TahoeSanta Cruz

Free outdoor concerts

Fitness opportunities (fun runs, marathons)

Diverse and affordable restaurants

And much more!

A message from the Program Director to prospective residents

David J. Kennedy, MD

At Stanford, the goal of the PM&R residency is to provide you with the environment and resources to help fulfill your highest professional potential as a physiatrist. The Internet and this website now provides instant and updated information about the residency program.  Here you will find plenty of information about our world-class teaching faculty and their specialized expertise in a variety of clinical and research areas.  Also, please look around the website to see our facilities and curriculum. I encourage you to apply to our program!

To Apply

Our application submission deadline is October 31st. We conduct all interviews in January. All applications must be submitted through ERAS.

We have seven PGY-2 positions available each year through the match and accept the ERAS application package with no additional materials required (include three letters of recommendation). For more specific details about the ERAS process, visit their website or contact the Dean's Office of your graduating medical school.

For more information, please contact:

Erin Nelligan
Residency Coordinator
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Office: (650) 721-7627
erin8@stanford.edu