Welcome from PM&R Chair D.J. Kennedy, MD

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It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to the web site of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Our department was established on April 1, 2012. Since that time, it has grown significantly and PM&R has become an integral specialty at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Our goal is simple, to be the top PM&R program.

To accomplish this goal, we are building an exceptional team that will provide our patients with world renown care, while simultaneously empowering our students and faculty to conduct outstanding research and to be thought leaders in the field. We are actively recruiting outstanding faculty, developing clinical centers of excellence, creating innovative graduate and post-graduate educational programs, building research capacity, and establishing a clinical and translational research agenda. Vanderbilt University is a recognized and respected leader in education, research, and patient care. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to build a new department in such a rich academic environment. I will be looking forward to collaborating with professional colleagues and advocates interested in the advancement of PM&R.

 

News Update: PM&R residency program enters its fourth year!

The residency training program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation will welcome its fourth class of PGY1 physicians in Summer, 2018.  We will be receiving applications from qualified medical students in the fall of 2018 for a starting date of July 1, 2019.

See the PM&R Residency Training page for more information and to apply.

Department of PM&R

History

In 2009 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) created an internal task force to work with external consultants to evaluate the existing practice model for rehabilitation services at Vanderbilt and to study other practice models considered to be the “best of the best” in rehabilitation.  Learn More >>

Mission

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is dedicated to excellence in rehabilitative care through advances in rehabilitation research, collaboration across health care disciplines, outstanding educational opportunities and strong patient advocacy.

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