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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency (Minnesota)

Application Process

Positions

Each year, eight positions are available on a competitive basis in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.

Qualifications

Applicants typically apply to the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency during their fourth year of medical school.

We consider applications from qualified international medical graduates. Such applicants must have achieved certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and passed the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) exams at the time of application. All residents must have excellent spoken and written English. 

Also see application materials for Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. 

Tracks

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency offers two tracks: categorical and advanced.

  • Categorical track. The categorical track guarantees four years of training at Mayo Clinic. This includes the required year of preliminary medicine, which is spent entirely within the Department of Internal Medicine. The remaining three years are in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Refer to the Internal Medicine Preliminary Residency for details about the curriculum.
  • Advanced track. The advanced track consists of three years of physical medicine and rehabilitation training. If you are matched with the advanced track, you will need to make arrangements to complete 12 months of education in fundamental clinical skills in a program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) before starting the advanced track.

You may rank Mayo Clinic for both the categorical and advanced tracks if you choose.

Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All positions are filled through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

How to apply

You must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This can be done through your medical school dean's office. International medical graduates should contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for information on how to apply using ERAS.

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by Oct. 15 for each academic year.

  1. To apply to the program, visit the ERAS website. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials.
  2. All appointments are made through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website.
  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited to visit Mayo Clinic for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are usually conducted in November and December each year.