Carolinas HealthCare System

Application Process

The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS) for PGY-2 positions. All ERAS applications should be accompanied by the following:

  • Personal statement
  • Résumé
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Medical school transcript
  • Board scores
  • Any additional material that may support the application

After the review, selected applicants are invited to interviews, which are usually held on Mondays and Fridays in November, December and January. Applicants may choose to arrive a day early to shadow a physiatrist for the day. They may also schedule a follow-up visit to give the program and facilities a "second look" before making a final decision. Dinner with residents is provided the night before the interview, and all applicants are encouraged to arrive early enough to attend the dinner. Housing for one night in a local hotel is also provided.

For applicants who are interested in doing their preliminary year (PGY-1) in Charlotte, NC, the Internal Medicine Department at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, offers several PGY-1 positions. Applicants should apply through ERAS for a preliminary year in Internal Medicine. For further information, contact the Department of Internal Medicine directly.

Medical Student Clerkship

A four-week clerkship is offered to provide senior medical students with experience in the field of rehabilitation medicine. Prospective residents can come for an elective and see the program firsthand.

For additional information, email Sandra M. Watson, residency coordinator, or call 704-355-4406.

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