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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency:
Applying to the Program

All Applicants to the University of Washington's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Program must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applicants are selected through the National Resident Matching Program only. You may use one application to apply for both PGY-1 and PGY-2 positions.

U.S. and Canadian Graduates

Contact your medical school Dean's office for information about The Electronic Residency Application Service, or contact ERAS directly.

Foreign Medical Graduates

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Training Program requires that all international medical graduates must:

Applications will only be accepted through ERAS, and the ECFMG will serve as your Dean's office.

Categorical vs Advanced Positions

When applying with ERAS, applicants will be asked to choose the Categorical track or the Advanced track. The categorical positions begin with our program as a PGY-1. The advanced positions begin with our program the following year as a PGY-2, after completing a transitional year in Medicine at another institution. The advantages to either track will be explained on the interview day.

In selecting applicants for interviews, we do not distinguish between those choosing one track or another. It does not matter which track you choose when applying; you can make your final decision about which track you prefer after the interview, when completing your rank list.

Application Checklist

The following items are required as part of your application and should be sent via ERAS:

  • ERAS Common Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
    The ERAS program will generate a CV based on the information you provide in the Common Application Form. You do not need to submit a separate CV.
  • Personal Statement
    Please submit a brief narrative statement discussing your interest in the field of physiatry and your ultimate professional objectives. Are you interested in an academic career (teaching and research), private practice, administration, or other areas? What exposure have you had to the physiatric care of persons with disabilities, musculoskeletal injuries, or functional impairments?
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Dean's Letter
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
    Request at least three letters of recommendation from members of the faculty or professional staff of your medical school or hospitals where you have worked. Additional recommendations may be added. These should be included in your ERAS application. A letter from a physiatrist is strongly encouraged.

All application materials should be sent though the ERAS system. We prefer to have all application material at the time your Dean's letter is transmitted. However, material will be accepted until October 10th.

To learn more about the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation residency program, please explore the links below:

PM&R Residency Program Application Deadline

Applications for the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency are due by October 10th, 2017.

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