Responsibilities & Benefits


Paid Time Off (PTO): Fellows are granted 20 days of PTO. 
Educational Time: Fellows are allotted five additional days to take part in continuing medical education activities specific to their subspecialty training in brain injury medicine. 
Funding Support: Fellows have $1,000 of continuing medical education funding to use toward their education in brain injury medicine. 

Policies & Benefits

In addition to the fellow stipend, benefits are offered through the University of Minnesota's Office of Student Health Benefits. Benefits may include:

  • Health insurance plans
  • Optional dental insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long- and short-term disability plans
  • Optional retirement plan
  • Parking (provided at all affiliate sites)
  • University of MN Recreation & Wellness Center (for a fee)
  • Access to the Physician Wellness Collaborative

The Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship Program Manual and the Graduate Medical Education Institution Manual are useful guides throughout both the recruitment and training periods.

PM&R Residents at conference


As a fellow, you are part of a vibrant community of residents, fellows and faculty. 

In the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, we are home to a residency program, three additional fellowships and both master's degree and doctoral degree students. We welcome fellows to take part in Department-specific events such as grand rounds, our annual guest lecture event and social events to ensure that you feel part of this community!

The Graduate Medical Education (GME) community includes various committees that welcome fellow participation and offers additional resources for assistance when needed. Our Office of Graduate Medical Education (OGME) leads GME orientation at the institution level, facilitates access to a variety of support resources for fellows, including the Physician Wellness Collaborative, and offers opportunities for you to connect with trainees beyond our department.