Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency

The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency Program at the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine is an integrated, three-year program using the facilities of three affiliated hospitals:

  • UC Irvine Medical Center
  • VA Long Beach Healthcare System
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Our goal is to develop highly knowledgeable, clinically competent physiatrists who are able to function independently in almost any setting after graduation, without additional formal training. There is one exception: inpatient pediatric rehabilitation, which requires additional special training.

The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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Our program requires the completion of a preliminary/transitional year in an ACGME, AOA, RCPSC or CFPC accredited program, or in residency programs with ACGME-I Advanced Specialty Accreditation prior to the start of our residency program.

The PM&R residency program accepts applications from international medical student graduates. Certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is required if the applicant graduated from a foreign medical school. To obtain further information regardng ECFMG Certification, please refer to their website at

An ECFMG sponsored A-J-1 visa is required for medical students who are not a US citizen.

How To Apply:

Thank you for your interest in our Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program at UC Irvine. To apply, complete and submit your application through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

We do not accept hard copy applications or supporting documents sent via US Postal Service or email. For the upcoming 2021 interview season interviews will be from January 4, 2021 - February 12, 2021. It is recommended that applicants submit a completed ERAS application and supporting documentation on or before November 22, 2020.

All residency applications must include the following documents to be considered for an interview:

  • ERAS Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement, which allows the residency committee to get to know you, your attributes and motivations for pursuing a career in PM&R (provide your experience with PM&R and your experience with research)
  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a PM&R supervisor or advisor
  • USMLE: Step 1, Step 2 CK (required for allopathic applicants)
  • COMLEX: Level 1, Level 2 CE (required for osteopathic applicants)
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We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions, please contact our Residency Program Coordinator, Susan Downing.

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    Sep 24, 2020

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    Irvine, California

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