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National Resident Matching Program
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham participates in the National Resident Matching Program.

Graduate Education Requirements
Applicants for the certifying examination must have satisfactorily completed 48 months (four years) of training in a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency approved by the ACGME on recommendation of the Residency Review Committee for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The program must include 36 months of training in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Twelve of the 48 months of training should cover a coordinated program of experience in fundamental clinical skills, which includes six months in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, general surgery, or a combination of these. The other six months of the year of experience may include no less than one month in any of the following specific categories: cardiology, radiology, neurology, urology, rheumatology, nephrology, vascular medicine, pediatrics, pulmonary medicine, neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, family practice, general surgery, general internal medicine, emergency medicine, psychiatry, oncology, critical care medicine, and anesthesiology.

Licensure
Residents are required to have an Alabama license to practice medicine or osteopathy in Alabama and must maintain a valid license to practice medicine in the state of Alabama throughout residency training. All Residents with M.D. degrees must possess a passing score for the USMLE Step 3 and provide evidence of an unrestricted Alabama Medical License by completion of the sixth month of postgraduate year two. All Residents with D.O. degrees must possess a passing score for the COMLEX Level 3 and provide evidence of an unrestricted Alabama Medical License by completion of the sixth month of postgraduate year two. Residents must also register with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and obtain an individual number and an Alabama Controlled Substances number.

Requirements for Graduates of Educational Institutions in the United States and Canada
Certification of a candidate requires graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, American Osteopathic Association, or a school which offers education equivalent to that of an approved school.

Requirements for Graduates of Educational Institutions Outside the United States
Foreign medical graduates must have graduated from a medical school offering medical education equivalent to a medical school approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, must have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), or must have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States licensing jurisdiction. The applicant must be in possession of an alien registration card if not a U.S. citizen.


Application Process
Please apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
After all the necessary information has been received, applicants may be invited to visit our department.

For Information on Residency & Fellowships
Contact Stephanie Agro-Walters

Program Coordinator
205-996-6685
sagro@uab.edu