Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellow and faculty member working with a patient at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Graduate medical education in physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine at Mayo Clinic

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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.

Clinical highlights:

  • Care for a diverse population of children with common and rare pediatric rehabilitation diagnoses
  • Unique integrated, coordinated care model in the hospital and clinics
  • Longitudinal continuity clinic
  • Flexible, individualized rotations including a variety of inpatient and outpatient specialty rotations
  • Rotation options at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children — Twin Cities and/or the University of Florida/Brooks Hospital
  • Robust procedural experience

Education highlights:

  • 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 anatomy, ultrasound, global health, education science, teaching skills, quality improvement, healthcare delivery, and ethics
  • Teaching opportunities serving a variety of learners

Research highlights:

  • Mentorship and dedicated time to pursue research
  • Access to nationally recognized researchers across disciplines
  • Abundant research skills training available, including Clinical and Translational Research Center and statistical support
  • Support to present research at local and national meetings

General highlights:

  • Pediatric and family-centered CARF accredited rehabilitation unit
  • Level 1 pediatric trauma center
  • One of 14 fully accredited (CMLA) motion analysis labs in the country
  • Regular meetings with faculty advisor and program director
  • Generous travel policy to attend national committee meetings or present scholarly work
  • Faculty are collaborative leaders in the field and beyond and support individualized leadership development
  • Community volunteer opportunities
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A Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine fellow helps a patient with cerebral palsy at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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'll have dedicated time to pursue research and the support you need to pursue your interests and passions related to the field of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine.

Sherilyn Driscoll, M.D.

Director's welcome

We're delighted that you're interested in learning more about our fellowship. Our unique program will provide you with a diverse patient population, 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.


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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