• Golden opportunity in academic leadership
  • Growing and successful PM&R program
  • Super-collaborative group
  • Rated top large employer in the nation
  • A known TBI and SCI model system site
  • Birmingham has the Lakeshore Foundation which is the home of para-Olympic training

Program Features:

·       Work in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

·       Just approved to increase to 5 residents per class

·       Recently succeeded from an advanced program to a categorical program

·       Very knowledgeable residency program coordinator

·       Appointment rank and tenure will be at a level consistent with the applicant’s accomplishments

·       Recognized program in TBI and SCI research

·       Expansion warrants the addition of TBI and SCI staff as well

·       Level 1 Trauma Center

·       Funding sources for TBI and SCI research activities in the department have included NIH, CDC, NIDILRR, and DOD.

·       The TBI and SCI Model System programs have been continuously funded since 1998

·       They offer excellent opportunities to form interdisciplinary research collaborations with basic and clinical scientists

·       A nationally recognized medical center with six health-related schools, a comprehensive liberal arts college, school of business and engineering, and a graduate school and is Alabama’s largest employer

·       Based upon an intensely collaborative and interdisciplinary culture, their robust research enterprise receives more than $700 million annually in external funding.

·       A large contributor to the economic strength of the region, with a statewide economic impact exceeding $5 billion annually

·       Work at what will be a brand-new rehab hospital


  • Academics, clinical and research
  • Can do just academics and research if desired
  • Prepare and implement a comprehensive, effective, and well-organized educational curriculum
  • Oversee and ensure the administration of high quality didactic and clinical education
  • Facilitation and management of external training and educational experiences
  • Selection and management of program faculty with development and educational oversight, particularly focused on scholarly activity
  • Lead the annual recruitment and selection of program candidates through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Ensure compliance with both the Institutional and ACGME stated requirements and expectations
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures consistent with the institutional and program requirements, e.g., resident clinical and educational work hours, clinical work environment, etc.
  • Participation in regular evaluation of the program’s residents and faculty in relation to the educational objectives of the program and the ACGME’s milestones for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Assess the technical competence and clinical capabilities of each resident
  • Participating in departmental leadership meetings


·       Optional but encouraged

·       $500/day on weekends

·       1:9 weekends if you choose to do so

Reason for opening:

·       Program expansion

·       The current Residency Program Director has family now and wants to have more time to spend with them


·       Competitive salary, excellent benefits, and education and travel funds

·       Start-up/ transition research support

·       Participate in the department’s faculty incentive program focusing on scholarly and teaching activities

·       ACGME-protected time so that a percent of your salary is protected

·       With the benefits provided, the compensation is well over the AAMC median


·       Comprehensive to include tuition for you and your dependents!

Candidate Qualifications:

·       Board Certified physiatrist with at least 3 years’ GME leadership experience

·       Documented scholarly activity within the past 5 years, in at least one of the following areas:

* Publication of original research or review articles in peer-reviewed

journals, or chapters in textbooks

* Publication or presentation of case reports or clinical series at local,

regional, or national professional and scientific society meetings; or

* Participation in national committees or education organizations

·       Ideally SCI, MSK or TBI experience also

If you have any interest, skills or experience with academic physiatry jobs, you’re in luck. There is a great demand for qualified academic physiatrists, and Farr Healthcare can help you find the practice opportunity of your dreams.