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Residency Program FAQs

Do you have any unfilled PGY2 positions beginning July 1, 2020?
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 are responsible for obtaining a PGY1 position.  As per the requirements of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 12 of the 48 months must consist of a coordinated program of experience in fundamental clinical skills such as an accredited transitional year, or include six months or more in accredited training in emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, or surgery, or any combination of these patient care experiences. The remaining months of this year may include any combination of accredited specialties or subspecialties.

How many residency positions are available?
Six PGY2 positions starting July 1, 2021 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?

  • Personal Statement explaining your decision to pursue PM&R and your vision for your professional goals within the specialty.
  • Three current Letter(s) of Recommendation (LoRs) from physicians who are familiar with your professional clinical skills. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a physiatrist.
  • USMLE Transcript
  • COMLEX-USA Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE or "Dean's Letter")
  • Medical School Transcript
  • ECFMG Status Report (International Medical Graduates only)

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

Do you have USMLE or COMLEX score requirements?
We require 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, November 2019 through January 2020.

How will you notify candidates about interviews?
Candidates selected for interviews are contacted through the ERAS post-office. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we only contact those candidates selected for interview.

Does your program offer medical student elective rotations?
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 learning about Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R.)

The elective rotation provides a fundamental knowledge of the principles of PM&R.  Students begin to develop the necessary skills to manage inpatient rehabilitation care with programs in brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, orthopaedics and neuromuscular conditions. Students participate in the inpatient and outpatient settings with attending and resident physicians. There are opportunities for students to interact with members of the rehabilitation team and observe a variety of specialized rehabilitation techniques in the therapy gyms.

Medical students are asked to contact Yana Spedale at for more information regarding medical student elective rotations.

Does your program offer observerships?
We do not offer or sponsor observerships. The primary teaching responsibility of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital's PM&R Residency Program is the education of resident physicians and medical students.

Should you have any additional questions, please contact Yana Spedale at