Education and Training

Thank you for checking out the University of Michigan PM&R education website.  Michigan has much to offer you as a place for your next level of training.  Our faculty are nationally known in almost every sub-specialty in PM&R, including Spine, Sports and Musculoskeletal, Spinal Cord Injury, Pediatrics, Orthotics and Prosthetics, Neurorehabilitation, Cancer, and more.  Our residents come out with extensive exposure to all aspects of PM&R, including procedural care, including spine procedures, ultrasound guided injections, botulinum toxin and phenol injections, and intrathecal baclofen related procedures.  We are proud of our resident research program, which mentors our residents from project initiation to, in many cases, publication.  Residents who are considering a research career will find the resources of the department and of the greater University of Michigan community to be a major benefit to helping to jumpstart their careers.  Our didactic program includes many “extras,” including a series on manual medicine techniques.  Resident graduates are prime candidates for one our local fellowships, including Pediatrics, Spine, Sports, Pain, Spinal Cord Injury, and Neuromuscular.

Along with a top rated, well rounded training program, choosing Michigan also includes the opportunity to spend some time in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Ann Arbor is a beautiful college town with places of natural beauty, cultural events usually reserved for larger cities, and opportunities for sports and recreation locally and within a few hours away.  Lake Michigan and the Mackinac area are wonderful places to spend a few days, relaxing by the incomparable Great Lakes.  For families, the school system is top notch and there are many activities and opportunities for children.  Of course, the football and basketball teams, as well as all of the other sports teams, are top attractions as well.

There are many reasons to choose the University of Michigan for the next stage in your career.  Please spend some time on our website.  Check out all of our clinical, educational and research opportunities.  And please come for a visit.  We look forward to seeing you in Ann Arbor.

    

PM&R: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Medical Care 

Upon completion of any of our training programs, you will be an effective team leader. You will have the knowledge and skills to lead the rehabilitation team, which includes the patient, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologist, rehabilitation psychologist, rehabilitation nursing and rehabilitation engineering. You will have the skills to guide team members to collaborate with the patient and each other, creating an effective treatment plan focused on the specific needs of the patient. You will learn skills to guide the rehabilitation team's goal of assisting the individual to maximize his/her potential and achieve the highest quality of life, physically and psychosocially, while ameliorating the consequences of disease, injury or developmental delay. 

Our educational training programs achieve success through a commitment to:

  • Compassionate medical care 
  • Cultural competence 
  • Excellence and professionalism 
  • Fostering patient /human dignity 
  • Innovation, adaptation and discovery 
  • Integration, collaboration and teamwork 
  • Integrity, trust and respect 

Be a part of our team as we shape the future of PM&R by training exceptional leaders in all aspects of physiatry. 

Department Chair:
Edward Hurvitz, MD

Residency Director:
M. Catherine Spires, MD

Associate Residency Director:
Sonya R. Miller, MD

Assistant Residency Director:
Brian Kelly, DO

Residency Coordinator:
Tammie Wiley-Rice 

Address:

University of Michigan Health System 
Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
325 E. Eisenhower Pkwy., Suite 300 
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-5744 
Phone: 734-936-7201
Fax: 734-763-4224