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top 10 physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs?

Discussion in 'PM&R' started by spreesbeers, Jun 15, 2001.

  1. spreesbeers

    spreesbeers Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    what are the top physical medicine and rehabilitation residency programs in the country? id like to hear some opinions. thanx.
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  3. drusso

    drusso Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Nov 21, 1998
    Over the rainbow
    As a general rule the best residency programs are affiliated with the best hospitals, although this isn't always the case. Like most things in life, the best program is the one that best meets your own personal needs and expectations. Start here:
  4. Bear in mind that some of those top ranked hospitals do not have a residency program. For instance, Rancho is a good hospital, but they do not have a residency program. The UCLA residents do a few rotations there, but it not considered a top residency. Programs that the more competitve applicants seem to want to go are:

    1. Northwestern
    2. Harvard
    3. Baylor
    4. University of Washington
    5. UMDNJ - Kessler
    6. Mayo Clinic

    Others to consider:

    1. NYU?? - RUSK as a Rehab Center is world renowned. However, many of the residents seemed unhappy and many applicants seemed to be cancelling their interviews there. I am sure it is still an excellent program and the attendings there are amazing.

    2. UTHSCSA - Not a popular program, but it provides excellent training. The person who wrote the book on EMGs is there and the Chairman of the AAPMR is also there.

    3. Columbia/Cornell - Seperately the two programs were above average, but the combination of the two this year should make for a great program. I see some growing pains of the combined program initially, but with all the resources that Columbia and Cornell has to offer, I am sure it will develop into one of the top programs soon.

    This is not in order and does not mean that the other residencies are not as good. You can have a good residency that people simply don't want to go to. Some people just prefer to be in Chicago or Boston rather than Philly -- go figure. :)
  5. platinumprinces


    Mar 19, 2007
    When you say Baylor, do you mean Baylor University in Dallas or Baylor College in Houston. Just wanted to clarify this. thanks
  6. ShrikeMD

    ShrikeMD 2+ Year Member

    Baylor-Houston. Baylor-Dallas is not a top-10 program. I don't even think the faculty at Baylor-Dallas would rank their residency program in Baylor-Houston's league.
  7. SSdoc33

    SSdoc33 10+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2007
    spreesbeers, there is a lot of posts on this forum about the quality of different programs. do some reading, and you'll find lots of good info.

    as far as "good hospitals have good PMR programs". uhhhh.... i disagree completely. in fact, i would argue that our field is rare in that there are a lot of great programs at less well known hospitals, and vice versa. lets look at examples:

    Mass general: no program
    cleveland clinic: no program
    johns hopkins: they have a program but..............
    duke: i dont THINK they have a program.
    UCSF: again, not sure they have a program, but if they do, its not not tier
    yale-new haven: no

    also, i wouldnt put too much stock into the US News and world report rankings. these are rankings for best rehab hospital, not best PMR programs. there is a big difference.
  8. I am surprised and confused at the same time ,if I am not wrong "speersbeer " asked this question in 2001 ,and we are replying him now...I guess he might be an attending by now..
  9. SSdoc33

    SSdoc33 10+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2007
    hmmmmm. i am starting to see your point. perhaps i should direct my angst elsewhere. whoopsie :)
  10. Dr. Ice

    Dr. Ice Attending 10+ Year Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    how many times are people gonna ask the same damn questions! This site is like a freaking broken record
  11. Louisville04

    Louisville04 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Oct 8, 2005
    Dr. Ice....if you are gonna blame anyone, blame platinum princess :D. She commented/asked a question from a thread that was answered 6 years ago. But give her a break....maybe she was in undergrad or even high school six years ago and wasn't on SDN.

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