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
9200 W. Wisconsin Ave.
St. Joseph's Hospital
Transitional Year Program
5000 W. Chambers St.
Milwaukee, WI 53210
St. Luke's Medical Center
Transitional Year Program
2900 W. Oklahoma Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53215
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) 955-1925.
See MCWAH Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment for information regarding vacations, leaves, insurance, stipends, and professional liability.
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:
- 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).
- Graduate of an international medical school, meeting one of the following qualifications:
- Have a currently valid ECFMG certificate or
- 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.