How to Apply to our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program

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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in Sinai Hospital's Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) number is 1249340A0 for the categorical three-year program.


Application Requirements

The deadline for applications is Oct. 31 and interviews are held from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31.

ERAS Applications must include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation written within the last six months
  • Dean's letter or Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Transcripts
  • USMLE/COMLEX Step 1, 2 and 3 scores if applicable
  • ECFMG Certification/CSA test results if applicable


Additional Criteria

We are pleased to accept applications from individuals who have attended U.S. allopathic, osteopathic and international medical schools. Please note the following criteria:

  • If a visa is required, we only will accept applicants interested in applying only for J1 ECFMG-sponsored visas. We do not accept employment authorization documents (EADs).
  • We request USMLE Steps 1 and 2 at the time of application from those who passed on the first attempt, including clinical skills.
  • All international medical graduates must complete their ECFMG certification by the start of residency.
  • Medical school degrees should be received within the past three years, though exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis with the overall application strength considered.
  • U.S. clinical experience is required.


Evaluating Applicants

  • We evaluate all applications in their entirety, and feel that board scores represent one component of the applicant’s credentials.
  • We encourage early submissions to allow a more complete evaluation.
  • Selected applicants will be invited for an interview, at which time they will have the opportunity to meet with members of the faculty, tour the facilities and visit with current residents.

For additional information about the program you can visit FRIEDA.