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Residency Program FAQs

Does Marianjoy offer PGY1 positions?
This is an advanced 3-year program beginning at the PGY2 level. Applicants are responsible for obtaining PGY1 positions as per the ABPMR requirements.

Twelve 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.

Does Marianjoy have any unfilled PGY2 positions beginning July 1, 2022?
All PGY2 positions in this program have matched and are currently filled.

How many residency positions are available?
Six PGY2 positions starting July 1, 2023 will be available during the next match season. These positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applicants must apply via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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 letters of recommendation from physicians who are familiar with your clinical skills. At least one letter of recommendation must be from a physiatrist.
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE or "Dean's Letter")
  • Medical school transcript
  • ECFMG status report (international medical graduates only)

Does Marianjoy have USMLE or COMLEX score requirements?
We review each application holistically, taking into consideration each students' clinical performance and extracurricular activities, such as research, community engagement, volunteer work, leadership positions, and life experience before medical school.

What is the deadline for applications?
Application deadline is December 1, 2021.

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

How will interviews be conducted?
We are offering virtual interviews to selected candidates between November 2021 and January 2022. Selected candidates will be contacted through the ERAS post-office. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we can only contact those candidates who are selected for a virtual interview.

Does Marianjoy offer medical student rotations?
The American Association of Medical Colleges has posted recommendations on medical student away rotations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are following those guidelines. Medical students are asked to contact Yana Spedale at for more information.

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

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