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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, 2018 will be accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service September through November 1, 2016.

Information on applying to our program:

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20 paid time-off days per academic year to be used for vacation (15 days) and illness (5 days)

  1. PGY2 residents are supplied with a series of PM&R core text books.
  2. PGY3 and 4 are provided with a book stipend each academic year.
  3. PGY4 residents are permitted 5 interview days.
  4. Health insurance at no cost to the resident and resident's family (on the first of the month following one full month of employment) and in a manner consistent with the Hospital’s provision of the same benefit to other employees.
  5. Short and long term disability insurance at no cost to the resident on the first of the month following 6 full months of employment.

  6. Life insurance at no cost to the resident in the amount of 1x their yearly salary on the first of the month following 1 full month of employment.

  7. Eligibility to elect to participate in the following voluntary benefits at resident's own expense: dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, vision coverage, supplemental life insurance, pre-paid legal coverage, i.e., estate planning documents, financial matters, family law.

  8. Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  9. Professional Liability insurance.
  10. PGY4 resident physicians are provided with financial support and 3 education days to attend the AAPM&R annual national conference
  11. Financial support is provide to PGY4 residents to attend one PM&R Board Review Course. 

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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, visiting professor lectures, research symposium, and various workshops throughout the academic year.

Research is encouraged throughout residency and is rewarded by the residency program 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:

Our 3 year residency training program strikes an excellent balance between inpatient and outpatient responsibilities to provide an educational experience of the highest quality.


PGY 2 (10 week rotation blocks)

  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

PGY 3 (10 week rotation blocks)

  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Community-Based General Rehab at Rush Copley

including inpatient rehab and consults

  • Outpatient Pain Management
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation (mainly outpatient)

PGY 3 (5 week rotation blocks)

  • Day Rehabilitation Outpatient Program (5 weeks)
  • Hines VA Clinic EMGs and injections (5 weeks)


  • Marianjoy Outpatient Clinic - 20 weeks

outpatient clinic including prosthetics & orthotics, EMGs, injections, and various procedures

  • EMG - 10 weeks at a variety of rotation sites
  • Capt. James H. Lovell Federal Health Care Center - 10 weeks in outpatient clinics including MSK, injections and EMG exposure.
  • Elective - 10 week outpatient elective

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.

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.