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Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in the Temple University Hospital Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Resident Training program. 

We are excited to announce our new collaboration to expand in the field physiatry with Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown, PA. Full-time and volunteer members of Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University faculty contribute their knowledge and experience in patient care, teaching, and research. Residents actively participate in lectures, grand rounds, seminars, journal clubs, conferences, clinical care, and research projects.

The Training Program includes numerous full-time and volunteer physiatrists and 26 residents. The teaching facilities include a university hospital, a large free-standing rehabilitation hospital, pediatric institute and hospital, and one teaching community hospital. There are unique opportunities for medical rehabilitation research and a large number of educational offerings occur throughout the years. Our standard program must be preceded by a PGY-1 training year and all applicants must obtain USMLE 3/COMLEX 3 certificates prior to starting residency as a PGY-2.

Detailed information on the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program can be viewed in the links on the left of this page.

Upon receipt of the required information, we will carefully consider your application. If you have any questions, please email: 

Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all required submissions are received.

Thank you again for your interest in our program.

Ernesto Cruz, MD
Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Residency Program Director