Prospective Residents

The Ideal University of Michigan PM&R Candidate

  • Caring and dedicated to the overall well-being of their patients and colleagues
  • An interest in development and advancing the field of Physiatry through research, education, and quality improvement
  • Strong interpersonal skills, strong academic and clinical competence, and high professional standards
  • An interest in forging great relationships with a close-knit group of residents, faculty, and staff


The University of Michigan Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program offers a three-year residency training experience beginning at the program year (PGY) II.  Acceptance of a PGY II position requires completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited transitional year or equivalent experience in family medicine, internal medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics-gynecology, pediatrics, or surgery.  Beginning September 1, we accept applications for PGY II positions beginning July 1 of the subsequent year. 

Six positions are available annually in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP)

To Apply To Our Program

University of Michigan Participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).   The deadline to complete your ERAS application is November 5th. We will review applications as they become available through ERAS beginning September 1. Top candidates will be contacted to arrange for a personal interview with our staff physicians and residents.  Interviews are offered in November through January on designated days.  University of Michigan participates in the NRMP match. 

Documentation Needed for Application Review

Three Letters of Recommendation including one from a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician
USMLE or COMLEX Step I and Step II scores
Personal Statement
Deans Letter and Medical School Transcript
Curriculum Vitae

Foreign Medical Graduates

Graduates of foreign medical schools are required to hold a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). If the applicant is not a citizen of the United States or does not have status as a Permanent Resident, a J-1 visa sponsored by the ECFMG is required. Additionally, for admission into a graduate medical education program at the University of Michigan, the physician must meet admission requirements as established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education individual training programs and licensure requirements established by the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services, Board of Medicine.