Residency Training Team


William Sullivan, MD

Vice Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Director, Residency Training Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


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Aaron Yang, MD

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Associate Program Director, Residency Training Program, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Irene McKirgan, MSM

Program Manager, Residency Training Program
(615) 936-5502



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Frequently Asked Questions

  • We accept four residents per year. 

  • Yes. There is a one month rotation in PM&R.

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Center, Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Tennessee Health System (VA Hospital), Dayani Center for Health and Wellness,  Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Vanderbilt Outpatient Clinics.

  • Yes. Each resident is expected to participate in a research project during the residency.  Residents may take an elective month during their 3rd or 4th year, if needed to complete their project.

  • Yes. During PGY-3 & PGY-4 years, residents have a total of 3 elective [internal rotations] or selective [away rotations] months.

  • 80

  • Approximately 1,130 adult and pediatric combined

  • Currently, PGY-2 residents take home call an average of 2 nights per month and 8 weekends per year.  PGY-3 residents also average 2 nights per month and 3 weekends per year.  PGY-4 residents cover 2 weekends per year. 

  • $2,000 will be given each year for educational expenses and for travel to national conferences