Residents and fellows receiving graduate medical education from a Shepherd Center Physician

Graduate Medical Education at Shepherd Center

Advancing Care and Innovation through Specialized Postdoctoral Residencies and Fellowships

At Shepherd Center, teaching and learning are central to our mission, vision, and strategic direction. By tapping into our state-of-the-art medical care, we foster a stimulating graduate medical education environment, empowering our postdoctoral residents and fellows to deliver highly specialized, comprehensive, and compassionate care to adult and adolescent populations with neurological conditions.

Our trainees are immersed in an interdisciplinary healthcare team, working alongside some of the nation’s leading neurorehabilitation health professionals across multiple clinical settings — from acute care to inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient programs — while balancing patient care and research activities.
The result is an innovative graduate medical educational experience designed to maximize career potential and fulfill personal and professional goals in a supportive, diverse, and collegiate environment. Learn more about Shepherd Center's postdoctoral training programs, including what it's like to live and train in Atlanta, Georgia.

Our Residency Programs

Neurologic Physical Therapy

This 13-month neurology residency provides advanced, intensive clinical training in the management of adults with neurologic disorders.


This 12-month PGY1 residency prepares pharmacists to deliver medication-related care in a variety of clinical settings.


Our Fellowship Programs

Brain Injury Medicine

This 12-month clinical fellowship offers specialized training in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of traumatic brain injuries.

Speech-Language Pathology

This 13-month clinical fellowship offers the evaluation and treatment of speech impairments in catastrophically injured adults and adolescents.

Spinal Cord Injury

This 12-month clinical fellowship offers specialized training in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of traumatic spinal cord injuries.

Why Train at Shepherd Center

8K+ patients cared for at Shepherd Center

#12 Rehabilitation Hospital by US News

20 Average Years of Experience of Medical Staff

Postdoctoral Training Programs at Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital based in Atlanta, Georgia, specializing in treating spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular disorders. Postdoctoral residents and fellows in Shepherd's graduate medical education programs are immersed in a dynamic healthcare environment, working alongside experienced clinicians dedicated to helping patients rebuild their lives with hope, independence, and dignity.

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Postdoctoral Training in Atlanta

Shepherd Center sits five miles north of downtown Atlanta in the Buckhead community. With a population of approximately 5.9 million, the Atlanta metropolitan area manages to be urban while retaining southern charm and hospitality. The city offers numerous entertainment and cultural attractions, boasting many sports teams, museums, professional theater, a symphony, and ballet. Atlanta is also the location of at least three medical schools and 12 colleges and universities.

Discover Life in Atlanta

Aerial view of downtown Atlanta where many Shepherd Center residents and fellows live

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