Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Admissions

Master
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Do you offer PGY-1 positions?

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No. Ours is a three year advanced (36 months) program beginning at the PGY-2 level. The applicant is responsible for applying for a transitional or preliminary PGY-1 position. (See American Board of PM&R requirements.)

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Do you have a minimum number of years since graduation from medical school for applicants?

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There are no minimum (or maximum) years since graduation. We do require either completion or planned completion of at least a PGY-1 year prior to starting training with us.

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When is the recruitment period?

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Our recruitment begins with the opening of ERAS in September each year. All interested applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Completed applications will be accepted starting Oct. 21 through Dec. 15.

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What documents should I submit?

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We require the following supporting documents with your application:

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE/COMLEX transcript
  • Note: If there is a change of name from that on the above documents, submit a marriage certificate or legal name change documentation.
  • See information specific to International Medical Graduates
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How many residency positions are available?

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We recruit to fill 8 residency slots per training year.

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How many applicants do you interview?

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We select 75-80 applicants for interview.

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Is an interview required? What is the process?

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A personal interview is required. The interview process is structured to allow you maximum exposure to our program while affording us the best opportunity to meet you. There is ongoing discussion about a virtual interview process this year. This site will be updated once decisions are finalized.

You will interview with two or three faculty members and tour our affiliated institutions. During breakfast and lunch you will have an additional opportunity to meet and talk with our residents, the residency program directors and the Baylor College of Medicine and UTHMS PM&R department chairs.

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Is there a minimum USMLE score?

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While a high USMLE score is desirable, we do not have a specific cut-off score. Your entire application packet including your supporting documents are reviewed and assessed.

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Do you accept DO’s and International Medical Graduates

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Yes, we accept applications from students of osteopathic schools and international medical graduates”. Visit the International Medical Graduates page for information. 

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Will taking a PM&R elective improve my chance of being selected? Are electives available with the Baylor PM&R program?”

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Taking an elective in PM&R and submitting a letter of recommendation from a PM&R attending will be favorably considered in the decision to review your application and extend an invitation for an interview.

Away electives will not be available for the 2020-2021 calendar year. For more information, please visit Baylor College of Medicine Elective Program.

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Whom do I contact with questions?

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For information, contact the program coordinator Monica Johnson at monica.johnson@bcm.edu or by phone (713) 798-3518

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Do I need to apply to the Baylor and UT PM&R programs separately?

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Yes. Each program will be accepting applications and selecting residents independently. For more information on the UT PM&R program, please see their website at https://med.uth.edu/pmr.