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Marianjoy Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in Marianjoy's Residency Program.

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine, is a unique facility, and so is our residency program. Since 1994, resident physicians have gained valuable exposure to the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) by learning from nationally known faculty members at Marianjoy.

Our residency program strikes an excellent balance among inpatient, outpatient and procedural opportunities to provide a high-quality, comprehensive educational experience. Our graduates are well-prepared to enter clinical practice, pursue a fellowship or begin an academic career at the end of their training.

Marianjoy offers a free-standing, single-site PM&R residency program with a dedicated programmatic approach to patient care in the following areas of clinical expertise:

  • Brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Pediatrics
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Orthopaedics/musculoskeletal
  • General rehabilitation

During the 36-month program, residents have the opportunity to care for veterans at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, as well as spend dedicated time in an acute hospital setting on the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Rush Copley Medical Center. This is in addition to other outpatient experiences such as musculoskeletal medicine and outpatient clinics.

Nestled among nearly 60 acres of trees, healing gardens and other beautiful natural features, Marianjoy is a unique campus that offers resident physicians a family-like atmosphere with many opportunities for building camaraderie amongst fellow residents.

This year's residency recruitment season will be virtual. For information about program requirements, interview criteria and deadlines, please visit our FAQ page.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Yana Spedale, residency coordinator, at

We wish you the best during the interview season.

Larissa Pavone, MD
Residency Program Director of PM&R
Pediatric Rehabilitation
Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital, part of Northwestern Medicine