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Clinical Fellowships

Rondia Smith GME Coordinator, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Phone: (804) 828-8693
Email: sharondia.smith@vcuhealth.org

Research Fellowships

Jeffrey Kreutzer, Ph.D., Director - Neuropsychology & Rehabilitation Psychology, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Phone: (804) 828-9098
Email: jeffrey.kreutzer@vcuhealth.org

VCU Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers fellowship opportunities in Traumatic Brain Injury/Polytrauma Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Pain Management, and Advanced Rehabilitation Research. Upon completion of a fellowship, VCU graduates demonstrate the knowledge and skills to be highly competent specialists.

Well-established research programs in pain, brain injury, neuropsychology, SCI and vocational rehabilitation, along with multi-departmental excellence in neuroscience within the medical school provides a fertile research environment. A strong faculty research mentorship is in place. Excellent clinical working relationships with associated medical and surgical departments exist. Individuals with interests in physical medicine and general rehabilitation should apply.


Candidates must have good clinical, academic credentials, proven research interests, demonstrated ability to establish new clinical initiatives, effective oral/written communications and leadership skills. Ability to work in a team environment is essential and must have completed residency training at an accredited institution. Must be U.S. citizen or work eligible. Individuals with interest in academics, rehabilitation research, general rehabilitation, TBI, SCI and pain medicine should apply.


VCU Health is a 1,125-bed facility incorporating a regional Level I Trauma Center, with NIDILRR Brain Injury Model Systems, National Institutes of Health TBI Network Site and an NIDILRR Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Supported Employment. Clinical facilities include a 41-bed inpatient rehabilitation service (with a 15-bed brain injury and 10-bed spinal cord injury program). The Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center offers 18 inpatient beds, 10 residential community re-entry brain injury beds and 10 residential vocational beds with a federally funded Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, a comprehensive inpatient/outpatient SCI system of care. The department also provides physical medicine and electrodiagonistic services at four outpatient musculoskeletal and sports medicine programs.