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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency, Royal Oak


Dr. Myron LaBan was Beaumont’s first physiatrist who established and lead the Royal Oak Beaumont Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1968. This service has become one of the largest and most diversified departments of its type in the state.  

  • Categorical 4-year program; 4 residents per year, 16 residents total
  • Excel academically based on SAE-R and Board Scores - 2 residents with top scores in the country
  • Excellent clinical training based on private practice model
    • the private practice model exposes residents to new & innovative approaches
  • 100 percent placement of graduates in fellowships or jobs
  • Comprehensive educational program with a balance between physical medicine and general rehabilitation
  • Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

We pride ourselves in our commitment to providing an educational environment that produces academically top notch physiatrists. The attending physicians are committed to maintaining our tradition of a nationally regarded outstanding academic program.

Our training program provides the number and variety of cases necessary to educate and prepare the resident for practice or postgraduate training, and has served as a stepping stone to excellent private practice opportunities as well as academic appointments at medical centers across the nation.


The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital mission is to provide compassionate, extraordinary patient and family centered care in a clinically diverse, high volume, patient focused training program within a tertiary care level one trauma center. Our residents are prepared to serve our regional population through exposure to a large volume of patients in multiple clinical settings. The clinical exposure combined with the private practice approach to patient care allows our residents high level clinical training along with an understanding of the business of medicine. The faculty in our training program are all involved in hospital administration and demonstrate the necessity of leadership and involvement. Our residents are expected to be leaders. We take a great deal of pride in the balance we maintain between neuromuscular and rehabilitation medicine. Finally, we expect our residents to become efficient clinicians. We feel this allows time for the maintenance of a balanced life, so our residents can excel professionally and personally.


We aim to train physiatrists who are efficient, competent clinicians capability of providing patient and family centered care in a multiplicity of settings. The progressive responsibility and clinical experience create an efficient, competent physiatrist who can manage highly complex patients. The desired outcome is a physician that has the skills, knowledge and compassion to excel in academic, employed or private practice settings. We aim to train leaders not only of the rehabilitation services they oversee, but also at the hospital level. Our residents are engaged in the ever-changing world of medicine through direct involvement and modeling by our faculty who are predominantly in private practice. We aim to graduate residents who are skilled and confident teachers. They are expected to mentor and model for their junior residents and the medical students that rotate on our service. As fourth year residents, they solidify their physiatric knowledge and organizational skills by working intimately with the faculty creating the lecture and didactic schedule. We encourage our residents to maintain physical and mental well-being. We discuss and assess the resident management of fatigue, stress, life balance, development of interpersonal relationships and physical well-being. 

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