Before applicants can begin the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship at Johns Hopkins/Kennedy Krieger, they must have completed either an ACGME-approved residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) or a combined program in Pediatrics and PMR. Applicants must also have the necessary credentials to obtain a Maryland State Medical Board license.

Fellowship applicants must submit the following materials through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS):

  • MyERAS application
  • Three letters of recommendation including one from the program director of their PMR residency
  • Personal statement
  • Color photograph
  • USMLE transcript (transmitted by the NBME)
  • COMLEX transcript (transmitted by the NBOME for D.O. applicants)
  • ECFMG status report (for international medical graduates only)
  • Curriculum vitae 

National Residency Matching Program (NRMP)

Those applying for the fellowship must also enroll in the NRMP. Visit the NRMP website for information about the match program.   


Depending on the candidates preference, candidates will be invited to either participate in a virtual interview or an in-person interview and visit at Kennedy Krieger Institute. The interview is an opportunity for applicants to meet the faculty, visit the training sites, and learn more about the program. If interviewing in-person, we will provide lodging in Baltimore for one night for the candidates.


We select candidates for the fellowship according to NRMP rules. Appointments are for one year for fellows with the relevant residency experience, or two years for those who did not complete a residency. Trainees are offered the option of entering the program at the beginning of July or August.