Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellow and faculty member working with a patient at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
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The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (PRM) Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, features 24 months of required and elective rotations as well as dedicated research time. It is geared toward the individual who has completed an adult physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) residency and wishes to further specialize in the care of children and adolescents. Graduates of this program are successful as clinicians, medical or program directors, teachers, and researchers in academic centers and private practice across the nation.

Highlights of the program include:

  • The opportunity to provide high value care to our local population and seamless coordinated care for children with complex medical conditions. At Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, more than 280 physicians with pediatric expertise offer care in over 70 specialty programs and clinics to children and adolescents. As a Mayo Clinic a major tertiary referral center, we see a combination of local and regional "bread and butter" pediatric rehabilitation diagnoses as well as a wide variety of unusual diagnoses and interesting patients from around the world. 
  • A longitudinal continuity clinic in which you will help care for our diverse local population with increasing levels of independence.
  • A faculty adviser who will meet with you regularly throughout your training — they will help you make connections with potential mentors in your area of interest.
  • Flexibility in scheduling elective opportunities to meet your own specific long-term career goals.
  • Robust didactic curriculums include core PRM board review, PRM bimonthly conferences tailored to your interests, PRM and PM&R journal clubs, and grand rounds or lecture series from PM&R and its subspecialties, general pediatrics, pediatric neurology, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric hematology oncology, and others.
  • Access to optional curriculums in global health, research, education science, quality improvement, healthcare delivery, and ethics.
  • A generous travel policy ensures opportunity to attend meetings and network with thought leaders as you present your scholarship nationally or internationally.
  • Mentorship and dedicated time to pursue research.
  • Opportunities to provide coverage and volunteer services for Rochester sports teams and local sporting events, adapted sports activities such as adapted skiing and sled hockey, and free medical clinics.
  • Opportunities for observations or rotations at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children—Twin Cities and/or the University of Florida/Brooks Hospital and/or others to experience different locations and styles of practice.
  • A variety of rotations in other pediatric specialties to obtain a broad knowledge base related to care of children with disabilities.
  • Pediatric and family-centered CARF accredited rehabilitation unit.
  • Level 1 pediatric trauma center.
  • One of only 14 fully accredited (CMLA) motion analysis labs in the country.
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Your training experience

Your training experience

As a learner, you’ll enjoy a 13-block schedule of four-week rotations that’s well-balanced in inpatient, specialty, and outpatient experiences. You will have dedicated time to pursue research and the support you need to pursue your interests and passions as related to the field of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.

More about the curriculum

More about life as a fellow

Director's welcome

Director's welcome

We are delighted that you are interested in learning more about our fellowship. Our unique program will provide you with a diverse patient population, a faculty and staff who care deeply about your professional growth and success, and the opportunity to individualize your training to meet your specific career interests. We invite you to look around our webpage to learn more about our program.

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The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship is accredited by the Review Committee for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, under delegated authority of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


After successfully completing the program, graduates are eligible to take the subspecialty Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine exam offered by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Program history

The Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, began in 2007 and accepted its first fellow in July 2008. One trainee completes this program every other year. 

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