Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


ACGME-I-accredited residency programs in physical medicine and rehabilitation prepare residents to diagnose, evaluate, and manage persons of all ages with physical and/or cognitive impairment and disability. ACGME-I-accredited programs provide educational opportunities for residents to develop competence in diagnosing and treating painful or functionally-limiting conditions, managing associated impairments, performing diagnostic and therapeutic injection procedures and electro-diagnostic medicine, and preventing complications of disability.

In addition, ACGME-I-accredited programs in physical medicine and rehabilitation provide educational opportunities for residents to develop competence in:

  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement, or the ability to investigate and evaluate care, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and continuously improve patient care;
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills, or the ability to effectively exchange information and collaborate with patients, their families, and health professionals;
  • Professionalism, or the commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and to adhere to ethical principles; and,
  • Systems-based Practice, or awareness and responsiveness to the larger system of health care and the ability to use resources in the system to provide optimal health care.

The Review Committee-International and ACGME-I staff members provide documents and resources on this web page to assist ACGME-I-accredited programs and those applying for accreditation for residency programs in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Foundational Program Applications

After the sponsoring institution account has been activated in the Accreditation Data System (ADS), foundational program applications may be initiated by the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) on the “Sponsored Programs” page. If a specialty is not available for selection, please contact

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