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PM&R Fellowship Information


Rita Bailey, rbailey@sralab.org




Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, in conjunction with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, offers two to three physician fellowships each year which are open to any clinical subspecialty training.

The goal of our fellowship program is to train the physiatrist to become an expert and outstanding physician in their subspecialty area, to teach them the necessary tools to do research in this area and to eventually become leaders in the field of physiatry. Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is unsurpassed in the clinical services it offers, its research programs and as an educational institution.

We are currently offering fellowships in the following clinical subspecialty areas:

To browse all our open available clinical & research positions, check out our Careers page

Application Deadlines


Traumatic Brain Injury Fellowship

Chronic Pain Management Fellowship

  • Application Start Date: June 5
  • Application End Date: September 5
  • ACGME Accredited
  • For more information, call 312-238-3381

Pediatric Rehabilitation Fellowship

  • Application Start Date: May 1
  • Application End Date: September 1
  • ACGME Accredited
  • For more information, call 312-238-3381

Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship

Sports Medicine Fellowship

  • Application Start Date: July 15
  • Application End Date: September 1
  • ACGME Accredited
  • For more information, call 312-238-3381

Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Fellowship

  • Application Now Open
  • Application Deadline: March 31 (Also accepting 2021 inquiries.)
  • ACGME Accredited
  • Apply Online

Summer Internship in Engineering and Neuroscience


The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Summer Internship in Engineering and Neuroscience provides undergraduate students with an intense experience in cutting edge research in the areas of engineering, neuroscience, and rehabilitation. The goal of the program is to identify, train, and nurture the development of future investigators who plan on using engineering applications to study neurologic disorders. We believe that early exposure to interdisciplinary research will provide tomorrow’s scientists with the skills they need to help end the devastation of neurologic injury.

Applications are currently under review.  We expect to notify applicants by 3/31, and all students who applied will receive notification.

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