PM&R Residency Qualifications and Eligibility
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation abides by MCWAH’s Selection of Residents and Fellows policy as well as the requirements of the ACGME.
- The following are eligible for selection as residents and fellows:
- Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). All candidates must have passed the U.S. Medical Licensure Examination Step I (USMLE I) or COMPLEX Level 1.
- Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have a full and unrestricted Wisconsin medical license.
- Graduates of medical schools outside the United States who have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME accredited medical school.
- The MCWAH programs will select from among eligible applicants on the basis of their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity. The MCWAH programs shall not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or on any other basis prohibited by applicable Federal or State law.
- All programs will participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) or a specialty Match Program if one is available and widely used.
As per ACGME Institutional Requirements, applicants for residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation must meet one of the following qualifications:
1. Graduate of medical school in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
2. Graduate of an international medical school, meeting one of the following qualifications:
a. Have a currently valid ECFMG certificate or
b. Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction.
Non-citizens must have permanent resident status or a J-1 Visa.
All PG 2 residency positions will be offered through the National Residency Matching Program.
It is the policy of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Medical College of Wisconsin and its affiliated hospitals to sustain resident selection processes that are free from impermissible discrimination. In compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations, and institutional policy, no person shall be subject to discrimination in the process of resident selection on the basis of gender, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.