Welcome to Queen's PM&R


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Queen's University is a five-year residency program fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).  We are proud to offer our residents with a challenging yet highly rewarding educational experience and I invite you to learn more about our program.  Its key strengths include:

The Program Structure
The unique design of Queen’s PM&R provides its residents with horizontal exposure to critical components of the program.  Residents also have the opportunity to rotate through core rehabilitation rotations (eg. stroke, SCI, ABI) during both their PGY1 and PGY4 years allowing for exposure to these critical areas at both the junior and senior levels.

Individual Professional Responsibility
A system of graduated responsibility allows residents to take on increasing leadership roles and enhanced clinical, administrative and academic responsibilities equivalent to those of a consultant.

Service/Education Balance
Inpatient wards are fully staffed by Hospitalists and Nurse Practitioners and can function without resident support, allowing residents to fully maximize their educational experience by focusing their time on activities with the most educational value.

Dedicated Faculty
Our faculty members are dedicated to teaching and all resident educational activities are supervised directly by a faculty member.

Program Size
The small size of the program facilitates close working relationships between residents, faculty, and allied health professionals in a friendly and supportive working environment.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions about Queen's PM&R.  I look forward to hearing from you.

David Ruggles, MD, CCFP, FRCPC
Program Director
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation