Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
School of Medicine Queen's University

Admission to PM&R

Admission to entry-level positions in PM&R is gained through the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS).  Please consult their website for the most up-to-date admission requirements.

Selection Criteria

Solid academic record which demonstrates special proficiency in those subjects related to the specialty
Candidates should have a proven interest in physical medicine and rehabilitation. An elective in PM&R is strongly recommended.
At least one references should be obtained from a PM&R specialist. Referees should be able to attest to interest and proficiency in the specialty as well as comment on exemplary interpersonal skills.
Candidates with an interest and proven experience in research, both in basic science and clinical research, are encouraged to apply.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as maturity, empathy, sensitivity are highly valued


Candidates felt to be acceptable, based on initial assessment of their applications, are invited for on-site interviews. Interviews will be conducted by a panel of the attending teaching staff and one current PM&R resident with a structured format.  Time will be included for candidates to ask questions about the program.

We will include a time for candidates to meet our attending staff and tour the local academic and clinical facilities. The department is, however, flexible and will interview on other days during the national interview period to accommodate candidates' schedules, interviewer schedules permitting. Video conferencing interviews are permitted if arranged and financially supported by the student. Telephone interviews are also an option.