How to Apply to the PM & R-Oakwood Residency Program


Resident Selection Policy WSU SOM PM & R-Oakwood

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1. Medical students and residents who are interested in applying to the WSU SOM PM & R-Oakwood residency program must apply through ERAS beginning in September.

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Our Program is fully accredited by ACGME for 4 positions registered with NRMP for the Match each year. Candidates will be contacted by the Program Coordinator to arrange for a personal interview with faculty leadership, staff and chief residents. Interviews are offered by invitation only between October through January on designated days.

2. Application Criteria:  WSU SOM Appointment/Recruitment Policies

a) Current ECFMG Certificate. ECFMG does not have to be valid at the time of the interview, but must be at the commencement of residency for a foreign medical graduate.
b)  USA Citizenship or a Green Card. We do not sponsor VISAs. We do accept foreign medical graduates. See details below.
c)  Passed USMLE or COMLEX Steps 1 and 2 at a first try (including Step 2 Clinical Skills), with a minimum score of: Step 1 = 220 Step 2 CK = 220, Step 3 =200
d)  One year (summative) of USA clinical experience
e)  Submitted ERAS Common Application Form containing:    

  • Dean's Letter (when available)
  • Personal Statement (include any explanations for unusual circumstances or gaps in your CV)
  • 3 Letter of recommendation (LORs), (including 1 from PM&R faculty) submitted with the ERAS application
  • USMLE or COMLEX reports
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • ECGMG Certificate (if foreign graduate)-all foreign medical graduates must have completed one year of training, practicing as a physician in the USA. Physicians must also meet admission requirements as established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the individual training program, the WSU SOM GME institution policies found at the link on this page, and licensure requirements established by the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services, Board of Medicine
  • Application Process for Residency Program: Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

f) Applicants must pass a background and reference check as a condition of employment per institution policy, and must adhere to the Oakwood non-nicotine hiring policy.

g) DO candidates are encouraged to apply.

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3. Due to the WSU SOM institutional policies, the WSU SOM PM&R-Oakwood Residency Program cannot sponsor visas, although we do accept foreign medical graduates. Proof of current VISA status is required per our institution.  If currently applying for exchange visitor visa (J-1) they must also provide a CV and ministry of health letter from home government per WSU SOM policy.

4. Candidates for our residency program must have strong interpersonal skills, academic excellence, clinical competence and the highest professional and ethical standards. Successful candidates possess a strong work ethic and a commitment to leadership training. 


Graduate Medical Education (GME) at Wayne State University (WSU), is an essential element of a diverse and rich academic environment encompassing many specialties and subspecialties in the practice of medicine.The mission of the WSU School of Medicine is to provide the Michigan community with medical and biotechnical resources, in the form of scientific knowledge and trained professionals, so as to improve the overall health of the community. According to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the GME experience is the period following educational training in an organized medical school or college and prepares the physician for independent practice (also referred to as residency training).At WSU we believe that GME encompasses more than just these few years of training. The WSU School of Medicine is committed to educating graduate residents and fellows who are properly prepared to be effective practitioners and to fulfill their professional roles in the context of people's needs. GME provides service to our communities, support to our peers, training to our residents, and extends our medical knowledge, compassion and skills toward our mission of patient safety and quality healthcare for today and tomorrow.  Our residency programs directly impact the lives of thousands through patient care, but most importantly our educational mission reaches beyond the hospitals to the community. Graduate Medical Education at WSU produces exceptional physicians who are committed to provide outstanding care to the communities we serve including not only the city of Detroit and the surrounding metropolitan area, but the state of Michigan and beyond.


2017-2018 Payscale

PGY 1 $50,854
PGY 2 $52,391
PGY 3 $54,093
PGY 4 $55.456
PGY 5 $57,396
PGY 6 $58,872
PGY 7 $60,629
Chief Resident Stipend $1.500