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Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Benefits


Stipends and Benefits


See stipends and benefit information on the Baylor College of Medicine’s graduate medical education website. Stipend levels are at the national average, but Houston's cost of living ranks among the lowest of metropolitan areas in the United States.

Information about vacation and leave of absences is available on the graduate medical education website.

Maintaining your physical and emotional wellness is a prerequisite to professional success. Our residents have access to a number of programs to support their well-being. View wellness resources.


Professional Organizations


Among the professional organizations that residents may wish to join are the: Association of Academic Physiatrists, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Physiatric Association of Spine, Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation, American Spinal Injury Association, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Brain Injury Association or American Paraplegic Society.


Educational Meetings


Residents who have met the research requirements and who have had their abstract accepted at a professional meeting, (such as the AAPM&R, AAP, or ACRM) are reimbursed for the costs associated with their attendance at the meeting. Within the guidelines of the college and department, this includes airfare, registration, lodging and meals. Reimbursement details are reviewed with the residents prior to their conference registration. Residents are allowed educational leave days to attend educational conferences.


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