Applying and Interviewing

PRM Fellowship Application Information

Applicant Qualifications: Applicants to the Children’s Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado PRM Fellowship Program must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
  • Completion of a combined residency program in Pediatrics/PM&R
  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in Pediatrics AND an ACGME-accredited residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

And complete:

  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation certification or eligibility.

Application Process:

Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)  for all applications.  No paper applications are accepted or reviewed.  No partial applications will be accepted for interviews.

The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation adheres to the institutional selection policies as outlined by CU Graduate Medical Education. The full policy is located on the GME website.

We will begin reviewing applications through ERAS beginning August 12th, 2020 (due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 date was delayed from the usual application release date of July 15th).  Applications will be reviewed and interview offers made on a rolling basis.  Application submission in July is strongly encouraged, but applications will be reviewed until September 15th, 2020.  After 2020-2021, future application deadlines will then return to August 31st. 

The ERAS application must include: 

  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae, including any prior work experience, volunteer positions, leadership positions, research, quality, and safety work, publications
  • Copy of USMLE or COMLEX board scores
  • Dean's letter (MSPE) from an LCME (Liaison Committee on Medical Education) accredited school of allopathic or osteopathic medicine in the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico, or a copy of the ECFMG certificate.

Minimum of three letters of recommendation from physicians the candidate’s PM&R residency program or elective rotations who are familiar with your most recent work.  One of the three letters should be from your PM&R Residency Program Director and one of the three letters is strongly recommended from a Pediatric Physiatrist. 

A completed application file consists of the documentation described in the requirements for entry. When all materials have been received, the applications are evaluated to determine which candidates will be interviewed.  Applicant interviews are by invitation only. 

The personal interview days with the faculty, fellows, and staff are an integral part of the application process. The department participates in the National Resident Matching Program process for two (2) PGY-5 positions each year.
For international citizens, the University of Colorado follows the GME policies on International Medical Graduates

International Medical Graduates: the University of Colorado and Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship follow the University of Colorado GME policies on International Medical Graduates.

International Medical Graduates: must meet the following criteria:
  • Have a valid ECFMG Certificate.
  • Residents in our program must be a U. S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow residents to legally train at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
  • Minimum selection criteria.
  • Any other criteria as determined by the program.

Interviewing:

2020-2021 application cycle interview update:  Interviews for the 2020-2021 application cycle will be by invitation only and will be held virtually.  Candidates will interview with current PRM fellows and faculty.  Interviews will be held virtually from August to November 2020.  Due to the current University of Colorado GME rules, we, unfortunately, cannot offer on-site interviews or tours during the 2020-2021 application cycle.
 
During other years, interviews are offered by invitation only.  Visits on-site to the Children’s Hospital Colorado are normally an opportunity for fellowship candidates to meet our current PRM fellows, faculty, staff, and tour our world-class facilities.  Interviews during other years are generally held September through November, most often on Mondays.  At this time, there is no funding for applicant travel costs.  In other years, we do normally encourage fellow candidates to attend a dinner the evening before the interview day.