Application Process

Prospective residents in JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program must have completed an accredited PGY1 year in Internal Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, OB/GYN or Transitional program approved by the program director.

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute is a participant in Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The Institute participates in the National Resident Matching Program. There is no deadline for applications to the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Medicine Residency Program, but prospective residents are urged to apply early. All interviews are scheduled between October and January. Tours of JFK facilities can be arranged by appointment.

**Special for 2020-2021 interview season: Interviews will be conducted virtually from October 2020 through January 2021.

For further information please contact Beverly Bolger, PM&R Residency Program Coordinator, at 732-321-7000 (extension 62133) or

Why Choose JFK?

  • 1-to-1 resident to attending faculty teaching ratio
  • Ample hands-on experience with: joint injections using ultrasound guidance, Botox injections using EMG guidance, baclofen pump refills, EMGs, prosthetics and orthotics.
  • 100% board pass rate on Part 1 PM&R Board Examination
  • Academic Curriculum: is structured to review each of the 12 major areas of PM&R three times over the course of the residency program during protected didactic time. Also includes in-house and out-of-house workshops to enhance education (Senior Board Review Course, Mock Exams, Cadaver course, trach, injection, spasticity and ultrasound workshops, Prosthetics Course at UPenn, Orthotics Course at Temple University, and EMG at Jefferson Medical College).
  • Comprehensive Clinical Curriculum and Clinical Competency Program: provides residents with a breadth of clinical experiences in all areas of PM&R, as well as competency-based assessments on each rotation to ensure knowledge acquisition
  • Three months of elective time in PGY4 Year (1 month allowed out of house, 2 months required in house, 2 week required Aftercare/Subacute Rehab experience)
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