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Marianjoy PM&R Residency Program


Since 1994, resident physicians have gained valuable exposure to physical medicine and rehabilitation medicine (PM&R) by learning from nationally known teaching faculty at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital.

The Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of North Chicago, Illinois is an academic affiliate of the Marianjoy Residency Program. This mutual affiliation allows us to share our resources to further augment the field of PM&R.

Marianjoy’s three-year PM&R training program, which includes clinical experience, vast educational opportunities and research activities, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Our curriculum strikes an excellent balance between inpatient and outpatient responsibilities to provide an educational experience of the highest quality. Our graduates are well prepared to enter into a clinical practice, pursue a fellowship or establish an academic career at the end of their broad-based training.

Our program is a 3-year program beginning at the PGY2 level. 

Applicants are responsible for obtaining a PGY1 position:

Residency training in PM&R consists of 48 months. As per the requirements of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 12 of the 48 months must consist of a coordinated program of experience in fundamental clinical skills such as an accredited transitional year, or include six months or more in accredited training in emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, or surgery, or any combination of these patient care experiences (source American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.)


Applications for 6 PGY2 positions beginning July 1, 2019 will be accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service September through November 1, 2017.

Information on applying to our program:

View Residency Program Frequently Asked Questions


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision -- Eligible the 1st of the month following start date.
    • Medical is provided at no cost to Resident and Resident's family. Resident may elect to participate in the following voluntary benefits at their own cost: dental coverage, vision coverage, supplemental life insurance, Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance -- Eligible the 1st of the month following start date.
  • STIIP (Short Term Illness and Injury Protection) -- Eligible after 180 days of employment
  • LTD -- Eligible the 1st of the month following 3 months of employment with a 180-day elimination period.

Additional benefits:

  • PGY2 residents are supplied with a series of PM&R core text books.
  • PGY3 and 4 are provided with a pre-determined book stipend each academic year.
  • PGY4 resident physicians are porvided with finanical support and 3 education days to attend the AAPM&R annual national conference.
  • Financial support fo first author PGY3 and 4 who are presenters at AAPM&R or AAP.
  • Financial support is provided to PGY4 residents to attend one PM&R Board Review Course.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Free parking at Marianjoy and at all participating sites.


Residents may be entitled to unpaid **leave, not to exceed 12 weeks in a rolling 12-month period (not to exceed 26 weeks for military caregiver leave). In order to qualify for FMLA a second time, residents must have participated in training for a minimum of 1,250 hours in the preceding 12-month period.


Didactic sessions are ample with active faculty participation in lectures, case presentations, chapter reviews, multiple choice question review, journal clubs and grand rounds all scheduled during "protected time".

Additional educational opportunities include: EMG workshop (case presentations and hands-on), anatomy lectures, orthotics / prosthetics course, and various workshops throughout the academic year.

Research is encouraged throughout residency and is rewarded by providing financial support to a first author resident physician whose submission is accepted for presentation at either national conference:

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)

Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)

Typical Resident Rotations:



  • Stroke
  • Brain Injury
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Hines VA / Inpatient


  • NeuroRehab (Stroke and BI)
  • Pediatrics: inpatient/outpatient
  • Outpatient Pain
  • Community Hospital Inpatient Rehab Unit and consults
  • VA : MSK clinics and EDX studies
  • Marianjoy
    • Day Rehab
    • Outpatient elective


  • Outpatient clinics including prosthetics & orthotics, EMG, injections, and other various procedures
  • EMG at a variety of rotation sites
  • Capt. James H. Lovell Federal Health Care System: Outpatient: MSK clinics, injections, and DX studies
  • Hines VA:
    • Interventional spine
    • General outpatient, including continuity of care clinics

Typical resident on-call schedule*

All residents are assigned to in-house on-call duties, and no one individual resident is on call any more frequently than once every third night. Following is a “typical” on-call schedule:

PGY2 approximately four times per month 
PGY3 approximately two times per month
PGY4 approximately one time per month

For additional information, please contact Yana Spedale, Residency Program Coordinator by e-mail at

* This residency training program site serves as a guide for individuals considering post-graduate residency training at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital.

**Notice of the Effect of Leave: The requirements of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ("ABPMR") preclude residents from taking more than six (6) weeks off (equivalent to thirty (30) working days) per academic year without delaying the resident?s advancement in the residency program and requiring the resident to satisfy the criteria for completion of residency program. Any approved leave time beyond six (6) weeks (thirty (30) working days) would need to be completed by arrangement with the Residency Program Director.

All information within this site is subject to change at the discretion of the Residency Program in accordance with ACGME Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Institutional, Common and PM&R specialty Program Requirements.