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Education & Training

We are actively involved in undergraduate training, postgraduate training as well as participating in fellowship training. Members of our division are involved in teaching at the University of Toronto. Students at all levels spend time rotating throughout the department.


Undergraduate training in Rehabilitation Medicine at Sunnybrook is offered through electives at the University of Toronto and other US and Canadian medical schools. We offer and supervise ASCM training and DOCH-2 projects provided by our members, and host student visitors from other countries. As well, year 4 students have the opportunity to spend time in general and specialty clinics.


University of Toronto has a recognized physiatry residency training program. Residents in other programs may also be involved in physiatry clinics. For example:

  • Family Practice residents commonly rotate in clinics as part of their core sports medicine clinic.
  • Occupational medicine residents spend time at Sunnybrook learning how to improve their MSK diagnosis and management skills.
  • Neurology residents spend time in EMG and nerve conduction with physiatry and neurology.
  • Rheumatology residents often rotate in foot clinics with Physiatry.
  • Geriatric residents have requested time and education about our specialty. 
  • Orthopaedic residents and staff often send patients for evaluation.


We periodically offer fellowships, featuring a co-operative learning environment between St. John's Rehab and other local rehabilitation centres.

General Training

Monthly fully accredited rounds with a variety of topics and speakers are available and open to all interested staff.

Location and contact

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation division

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4069


For referrals:

Fax: 416-480-6885
Email: queenie.jung

Dr. David Berbrayer
Medical Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics

Dr. Larry Robinson
Division Head, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation