Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program

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Welcome to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program!

Welcome to the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center/VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program. The field of physical medicine and rehabilitation is constantly evolving and we are proud to be a part of the exciting progress. Since 1955, our program has trained over 400 physiatrists and remains dedicated to providing quality healthcare to veterans, training compassionate ethical skilled physiatrists, supporting scientific discovery and field advancement through research, and producing leaders in education, patient care, and advocacy.

About the PM&R Residency Program

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Clinical Sites

A diverse network offers immersion in outpatient and procedure experiences,
inpatient rehab teams and numerous subspecialty clinics.

Community Engagement

Residents volunteer as sideline physicians, surf camp instructors, medical student mentors and more.

Resident Committees

Leadership and team spirit propel student community outreach (“SCOUT”), wellness, volunteer service and Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (“JEDI”).

Applicant Information

Through a palpable culture of camaraderie, the UCLA/VA PM&R residency has produced hundreds of successful alumni.

“I am grateful for the exceptional support and guidance provided by the faculty and the strong sense of community among the residents. It is the perfect environment for growth, both professionally and personally, and I feel fortunate to be part of such a top-notch program.” 

– Grace Zhang, MD – PM&R Chief Resident 2022-2023




“My favorite part about our program is how from day #1 it has felt like I’ve gained a new family. The way my co-residents support, encourage, challenge, and love one another is nothing short of awe-inspiring. It not only enables me to be a better doctor, but a better person.”

– Michael Davis, DO – PM&R Resident



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“The culture and family atmosphere that the program embodies is displayed across the board through attendings to residents to ancillary staff.”

– Michael Hernandez, Jr, M.D. – PM&R Resident



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“I value the breadth of clinical experiences offering exposure to diverse patient demographics and education from top tier attendings from nationally recognized facilities. The program provides incredible clinical and procedural training from incredibly supportive faculty in one of the greatest cities in the world.”

– Gabriel Sanchez, DO – PM&R Resident



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“My favorite part about the program is the camaraderie and emphasis on collaboration. It was immediately evident during my interview that the entire PM&R department was highly invested in the success of their residents.”

– Timothy Nguyen, MD – PM&R Chief Resident 2023-2024