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Marianjoy, Chicago Medical School Establish New Academic Affiliation

New affiliation will greatly expand Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program at Marianjoy

Oct 19, 2012 (Wheaton, IL) – Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science recently announced a new relationship that designates the North Chicago, Illinois, university as an academic affiliate of Marianjoy’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program.

“The Chicago Medical School is an academic leader in medicine and this mutual commitment will allow us to share intellectual resources and expand research opportunities,” explains Marianjoy President and CEO, Kathleen Yosko. “We are looking forward to working in partnership with the Chicago Medical School to further advance the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.”

“We are very grateful to Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital for enabling this new partnership,” says Dean of the Chicago Medical School and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Russell Robertson, MD. “A special strength of the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is the many affiliations we have developed. This new relationship will add to student career options through interdisciplinary research and service opportunities.” 

In addition to his roles as Vice President of Medical Affairs and Director of the Residency Program at Marianjoy, Dr. Noel Rao will provide leadership as chair and professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Chicago Medical School. “Both institutions will benefit greatly from this collaboration as we work together to meet the evolving healthcare needs of our communities,” says Dr. Rao. 

Marianjoy’s three-year Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) training program includes clinical experience, educational opportunities, and research activities. The residency program, which was established in 1994, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

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About Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital

Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital is a nonprofit teaching hospital in Wheaton, Illinois, dedicated to the delivery of physical medicine and rehabilitation programs including stroke, neuromuscular, orthopedic, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and pediatrics. Marianjoy’s state-of-the-art, 128 private room replacement hospital is designed to provide rehabilitative care in a naturally holistic setting. Founded in 1972, Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital maintains an extensive network of inpatient, subacute, and outpatient sites and physician clinics throughout the Chicago area. Marianjoy is a member of Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare.

About Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science:
Formed in 1912 as the Chicago Hospital-College of Medicine, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is a national leader in interprofessional medical and healthcare education, offering a doctor of medicine program through the Chicago Medical School, doctor of podiatric medicine program through the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, and  a range of degrees through its College of Health Professions, including nurse anesthesia, nutrition, physical therapy, pathologists’ assistant and physician assistant, and a doctor of pharmacy through its College of Pharmacy that welcomed its  first class in August 2011. The University also offers advanced biomedical degrees through the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. For more information, please visit