Sites & Rotations


A minimum of 12 months of rotation time on acute inpatient rehabilitation units is required for all PM&R residency programs. In addition to the inpatient experiences, residents will train in a wide variety of sub-specialty clinics across the metro area. 

Examples include:

  • General PM&R Clinics
  • Subspecialty PM&R Clinics
  • Pain Medicine Clinics
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG)
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Elective Experiences (depending on interest and availability)

University of Minnesota Medical Center

UMMC is a joint partnership between the University of Minnesota, University of Minnesota Physicians, and Fairview Health Services creating M Health Fairview. UMMC is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota campus. It is a tertiary care hospital that offers a wide range of physical medicine and rehabilitation services. 

Fairview Acute Rehabilitation Center

The Fairview ARC, staffed by the Division of PM&R physiatrists, is located on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota. The ARC is the number one rehabilitation unit in the Twin Cities and holds the prestigious Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities accreditation.

Hennepin Healthcare

Hennepin Healthcare is a recognized system of primary care clinics and retail clinics located throughout Hennepin County, and an essential teaching hospital for doctors who go on to practice throughout the state. It is Minnesota's premier Level 1 Adult Trauma Center and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, with many nationally recognized programs and specialties.

Minneapolis VA Health Care System

VAHCS is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, and many other areas.

Regions Hospital

Regions Hospital greatly values medical trainees and invests much time, effort and resources to provide an atmosphere that fosters learning. Many staff physicians remain involved in basic science, clinical research, and quality improvement projects which benefit both residents and patients. 

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Based in St. Paul with multiple clinics in the metro area, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare offers both inpatient and outpatient care to serve the needs of children with complex conditions, rare conditions, or traumatic injuries. Residents have an opportunity to work on the acute rehabilitation unit, in outpatient clinics serving the pediatric populations and in the Lifetime Clinics, serving adults with pediatric onset disorders. A unique feature of this site is their acclaimed gait and motion analysis lab which was developed over 30 years ago to help a multidisciplinary team treat cerebral palsy and its effects on gait.

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute is part of Allina Health, with multiple locations across the Twin Cities. Courage Kenny specialized in rehabilitation for both adults and children, providing a holistic approach to care and placing great emphasis on the interdisciplinary rehabilitation team (PM&R, speech, assistive devices, etc.). Residents have an opportunity to work in the acute rehabilitation unit, sub-acute rehabilitation and outpatient continuity clinic practice settings. There are also multiple opportunities to partner with their extensive recreation therapy department and adaptive sports programming.