PM&R Residency Application Information

We participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) and as such only accept applications through the ERAS program. You can access the FRIEDA database for further information on our program.

We start reviewing applications via ERAS starting in September and interview invitations will be sent at the beginning of October. Below is a list of the qualifications to apply.

We review every candidate on the merit of their portfolio taking into consideration first time takers and high scores.

  • We require three (3) letters of recommendation, minimum of one from a physiatrist.
  • PM&R clinical experience is preferred
  • We accept USMLE and COMPLEX Scores
  • Maximum of two years since graduation from medical school
  • For IMGs, Step 3 results must be reported to the department by January 31.
  • ECFMG certification is required before beginning of residency program.
  • We require preliminary year training in the U.S. prior to beginning the program.

You must apply to a preliminary or transitional program separately. We strongly urge you to apply to several PGY1 positions because these positions are very limited. A list of preliminary programs in the Milwaukee area is below. 

Medical College of Wisconsin
Medicine-Preliminary Year
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
(414) 456-6791

St. Joseph's Hospital
Transitional Year Program
5000 W. Chambers Street
Milwaukee, WI 53210
(414) 447-2195

St. Luke's Medical Center
Transitional Year Program
2900 W. Oklahoma Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 649-3323

Prior to commencing the 36 months of physical medicine and rehabilitation education, a resident must have successfully completed 12 months of either ACGME-accredited education in fundamental clinical skills or RCPSC-accredited education in fundamental clinical skills in a residency program located in Canada.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Sue Abrahms, Program Manager I at (414) 805-9770.

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