The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program at Brody School of Medicine is becoming increasingly popular, due to combined efforts of our faculty and resident physicians. We interview a limited number of interested applicants every year, and consistently match first year residents who apply to our program. It is important for an applicant to start and complete an ERAS application early in the application cycle to maximize the opportunity for an interview.
We welcome your interest in our residency training program. Our program is the oldest established program in North Carolina, offering five (5) categorical residency positions at the PGY-I level per year. There are nineteen residents currently enrolled in our program, which is led by a dynamic and invested faculty. We are accredited by the Residency Review Committee of the ACGME. Our program has been designed to provide the highest quality resident educational opportunities in order to produce outstanding, caring clinicians and future leaders in the field of rehabilitation medicine. The educational experience is built upon a tremendously diverse and challenging clinical population; a structured, comprehensive didactic program; and close one-on-one relationships between residents and faculty. Our program has expanded since 1991, remaining vibrant and flexible, and most responsive to the learning needs of the individual resident. The close faculty and resident interactions and a supportive, collegial learning environment provide for the development of confidence, competence, autonomy, and compassion in the resident physician. Our program concentrates on six core competencies (patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning & improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems based practice).
Our residency program recently increased to twenty (20) resident positions (PGY-1 to IV). In the four-year program the residents complete their PGY1 year at Vidant Medical Center, our 900 bed Level I trauma center. We currently have the opportunity for residents to pursue a Master's of Public Health (MPH) degree offered at East Carolina University during their residency training. Teaching medical students/residents and research activity by staff, residents, and clinical personnel are recognized as top priorities and are strongly encouraged and supported. Over the past three years we have seen a rapid growth in the quality and amount of research output by our resident physicians. The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University has an excellent medical library with superb computer facilities available for resident access. Our residents participate in a comprehensive didactic lecture program three to four hours per week, with weekly CME-certified PMR and Pain Grand Rounds sessions. Residents are required to experience clinical, research, leadership and administrative activities to assist in preparing them for successful careers as academic physicians, fellows, and in private practice.
We wish you the best in pursuit of postgraduate medical education. We welcome your consideration of the unique opportunities and challenges available in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Brody School of Medicine.
Raymund V. Millan, MD
Vice Chairman, Medical Education
Director, PM&R Residency Program
Director, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Board Certified, American Board of PM&R
Board Certified, Pain Management
Board Certified, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
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Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our department at 252-847-7907 or firstname.lastname@example.org.