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PMR Residency Program


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

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program


The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program's mission aligns with the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine's mission to provide the education of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to residents through the creation of a scholarly environment that fosters excellence in the lifelong goals of education, research, and compassionate patient care to the community in which we serve.


  1. Educate residents to be outstanding, independent practitioners of physical medicine and rehabilitation in an interdisciplinary team setting.
  2. Provide a well-rounded, 4-year curriculum to facilitate resident learning in inpatient and outpatient settings and in interventional procedures with an emphasis on patient centered care.
  3. Promote participation in QI and Patient Safety activities to achieve safe and high-quality patient care.
  4. Develop a clinical learning environment that monitors and supports the well-being of fellows, faculty, residents, and other members of the health care team.
  5. Develop a culture that promotes the participation in and dissemination of scholarly activity.

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

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd MDC 55
Tampa, FL 33612

Shereena Farrington
Residency Program Administrator
Department of Neurology

Office: (813) 974-4142