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Residency Program FAQs

Do you have any unfilled PGY2 positions beginning July 1, 2018?
All PGY2 positions in this program have matched. All positions in this program are currently filled.

Does your program offer PGY1 positions?
This program does not offer PGY1 positions. Our program is an advanced three-year program beginning at the PGY2 level. Applicants who match to our program must apply separately for a first-year position, such as an accredited transitional year, or complete one year of accredited training in emergency medicine; family practice; internal medicine; obstetrics and gynecology; pediatrics; or surgery; or any combination of these patient care experiences (source: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.)

How many residency positions are available?
Six PGY2 positions starting July 1, 2019 will be available during the next match season. These positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program Match (NRMP). Applicants must apply via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Do you participate in the NRMP?
All applicants must be registered with the NRMP. You can visit their website at

What kind of applications do you accept?
Applications must be submitted through the ERAS.

What is your deadline for applications?
Applications received after November 1 will not be reviewed. However, supporting documents such as transcripts or letters of recommendation are accepted for review.

What do I need to include in my ERAS application?

  • Three current letters of recommendation from physicians who are familiar with your professional clinical skills. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a physiatrist.
  • Medical School Dean's Letter
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Board scores (United States Medical Licensing Examination/Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination [USMLE/COMLEX])
  • Personal statement explaining your decision to pursue physical medicine and rehabilitation as your specialty and your vision for your professional goals in this specialty.
  • International Medical Graduates (IMG) must have a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and have permanent resident status. (ECFMG Certification is required by rank order deadline to participate in the NRMP.)
  • Resident applicants are required to pass (as applicable) USMLE Step I and Step II CK & CS, or COMLEX I and II (CE & PE) prior to submission of rank order list through the NRMP.

Does your program accept COMLEX scores?
We accept COMLEX scores from applicants who have attended osteopathic medical schools.

Do you have USMLE/COMLEX score requirements?
We do not have minimum score requirements, however, we do look for strong board scores with passing scores on the first attempt.

What is your timeline for conducting interviews?
Interviews are scheduled on Thursday and Friday between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon, October 2017 through January 2018.

How will you notify candidates about interviews?
Candidates selected for interviews by the selection committee are contacted via the e-mail address listed in their ERAS application to schedule a formal interview. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are only able to contact those candidates selected for interview.

Does your program offer elective rotations to medical students?
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital welcomes current fourth-year medical students, in good academic standing from Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited medical schools, interested in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Find out more.

Does your program offer observerships?
The primary teaching obligation of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is the education of resident physicians and medical students; therefore, we do not offer or sponsor observerships.