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

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Associate Program Manager
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


For more information about the PM&R Residency Program and Graduate Medical Education at VUMC, click here to view virtual tours.

Program Frequently Asked Questions

The VUMC PM&R Residency Program is a categorical residency with the PGY-1 year being mainly internal medicine rotations.

We accept four residents per year. Our next resident class will start in 2018 with their PGY-1 year.

Yes. There is a one month rotation in PM&R that is typically two weeks inpatient and two weeks of outpatient.

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. In the PGY-3 & PGY-4 year, residents have two elective (internal rotations) and two selective (away rotations) months.

Approximately 1,130 adult and pediatric combined

PGY-2 residents take home call five days a month: one weekend and two week nights. PGY-3 residents are on call two week nights a month and PGY-4s residents do not have weekend or week night call. Short call from 5 pm to 9 pm is assigned to one of the inpatient residents weekly regardless of PGY level.


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

Please email with any additional questions you may have regarding our Residency Program.