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
Foreign Medical Graduates
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Training
Program requires that all international medical graduates
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.
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: