PMR Residency Program

Education and Research



The didactic academic calendar runs from July to June each academic year and is prepared by the Academic Chief Resident. Didactics are conducted on Thursday afternoon from 12:15PM to 4:00PM. Didactics include core lectures, musculoskeletal, EMG and board review lectures.



University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program

Didactic Lecture Schedule
July 2021 - Topic of the Month: Stroke

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Stroke Imaging Katie Bailey, MD
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Ischemic Stroke Faiza Humayun, MD
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Board Review Matt Vassaur, MD
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Journal Club Maggy Zorc, DO


Thursday, July 8th, 2021
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Brain Stem Resident lecture PGY3’s
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Aphasia Karyn Pingal, SLP
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM EMG Joe Standley, DO
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Board Review Matt Vassaur, MD


Thursday, July 15th, 2021
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Stroke Syndromes PGY-2’s
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Hemorrhagic Stroke Faiza Humayun, MD
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Board Review Matt Vassaur, MD
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM MSK Physical Exam Chief Residents


Thursday, July 22nd 2021
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Dysphagia Karyn Pingal, SLP
1:15 PM - 2:00PM Board Review Matt Vassaur, MD
2:15 PM – 4:00 PM Allergan Spasticity Angela Maderow, PT


Thursday, July 29th, 2021
12:15 PM – 2:00 PM VR/AR Jamie Kaplan
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM EMG Joseph Standley, DO
3:15 PM – 4:00 PM Brain Bowl Matt Vassaur, MD


One of the most important duties inherent in an educational program is the presentation of case reports and scientific data at Multidisciplinary Rounds and at a wide variety of meetings and conferences.  Residents are expected to present during journal club, case of the month, and other venues depending on individual rotation.

National and In-service Exams

National and in-service (course) examinations are annually administered and subsequently used as teaching tools in round-table review. 

  • AAPMR Self Assessment Exam (SAE) 

Scholarly Productivity & Research

Scholarly activity is an important required component of a resident’s training.  Faculty mentors are assigned/or chosen by each resident.  During your course of training, you will meet routinely with your Program Director as well as your faculty mentor to review your progress and scholarly productivity.  

During your residency, you will be required to submit abstracts to peer-reviewed journals, national and regional organized meetings, have a formal research presentation at a national or regional organized medical meeting or have a publication of an original article, book chapter or review article. 

The program sponsors residents with accepted abstracts to national meeting such as the annual American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, annual American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) or the annual Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP). 

Scholarly Productivity & Research
Scholarly Productivity & Research
PMR Research

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