Welcome to UC Davis Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program
Thank you for your interest in our program. UC Davis Health System offers a comprehensive residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with both categorical and advanced positions. Our mission is to provide excellent training across the entire spectrum of PM&R scope of practice through didactics, clinical experience, research opportunities and faculty mentorship.
We are considered a mid-size program with eleven residency positions. Two residents per year enter as interns (categorical positions) and one as a PGY-2 (advanced position). With fifteen faculty physiatrists based at UC Davis Medical Center, three based at VA Northern California Healthcare System in Sacramento, and volunteer clinical faculty members from around the Northern California region, the resident/ faculty ratio is very low! Our cohesive atmosphere provides regular one-on-one interaction with faculty physicians. Our faculty is young, dynamic and growing. The diverse nature of our faculty is reflected in the range of sub-specialty qualifications and certifications, including pediatric rehab, SCI, Neuromuscular Medicine, Sports Medicine, Spine, EMG, and TBI.
Residents are provided a wide variety of clinical experience through rotations at UC Davis Medical Center and our primary affiliations, VA Northern California Healthcare System, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, and Shriners Hospitals for Children, Northern California. All the affiliates are within 30 minutes of the University Medical Center in Sacramento.
Outpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics offer general and specialized care to those with neurological, musculoskeletal, and neuromuscular disorders. Multispecialty clinics include the Spine Program, Sports Medicine Program and ALS and MDA clinics. The department houses the primary Electrodiagnostic laboratory for the health system with over 1200 studies performed annually. Within the university hospital (a Level 1 trauma center), a 19-bed adult and 6-bed pediatric rehabilitation unit serve the needs of patients requiring inpatient rehabilitation. There is an active inpatient consultation service.
I hope this website gives you a sense of who we are and what makes us a great program. Our most important resource is the people! We have a wonderful group of residents, an accomplished faculty that loves to teach, and a friendly, supportive team of therapists and staff. Come visit and see for yourself!
Carol Vandenakker Albanese, M.D. Program Director
Please call the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Coordinator at (916) 734-5292 if you have any questions about our program or application process.