PMR Residency Program

Gail Latlief, DO. Program Director

Welcome from the Program Director

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine offers an ACGME accredited four-year categorical residency program. We were the first rehab residency program in the state of Florida! We are now one of two programs in the sunshine state. The first year or twelve months of the residency program concentrates on the fundamental clinical skills as required by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR). Years two through four or the next thirty-six months include a significant amount of time spent in primary responsibility for the direct patient care management of hospitalized patients. Residents must spend at least one-third of their residency experience in the care of PM&R inpatients. Residents must spend at least one-third of their training in the care of outpatients, including a significant experience in the care of musculoskeletal problems. To meet these requirements, we have an array of specialty-trained faculty to teach and lead our residents in education and scholarly activities.

Marissa McCarthy, MD
Program Director


Our mission is to train Physiatrists who will provide the highest level of clinical care through research and education in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Core Values

We are committed to the eight core values of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. These core values provide a solid foundation for our specialty and subspecialty programs.

  • Dedication to Excellence
  • Public assurance of high quality patient care
  • Standard setting
  • Science-based medicine
  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Accountability
  • Autonomy

Contact Information

Shereena Farrington
Residency Program Coordinator

Department of Neurology
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 
University of South Florida
12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd MDC 55
Tampa, FL 33612
Office: 813-974-4142