Program for Matched Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physicians
Future Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians find that doing a preliminary year in General Surgery at the University of Washington prepares them well for their PM&R residency. With this in mind, the University of Washington Department of Surgery developed a Preliminary Program designed specifically for future PM&R residents. This program will give you the opportunity, as a surgical resident, to understand the surgical patient from an earlier periods of an acute illness that lead to the need for rehabilitation. It will also give you some foundational skills in vascular surgery, stoma patients, trauma, bariatric, orthopedic and paralyzed patients.
We are proud of our training program as being one of the top in the U.S. and at the same time valuing an atmosphere of camaraderie and high resident morale. We take pride in training residents with diverse interests and future goals and in treating all of our residents equally – whether categorical or preliminary. Our mentorship program will provide you with individualized attention.
Rotations for this program are chosen with a focus on meeting the PM&R RRC requirements required for your R1 year. After this, our focus is to provide a broad based experience in some of the general surgery specialties (GI, Vascular/Endovascular, Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the VA system, CT, Breast, ER) and the sub-specialties of Orthopedics and Neurosurgery in both the elective and trauma settings. The Program Director is open to accept limited special rotation requests within the pool of options. Most of the time we are able to accommodate them.