Training for Medical Students

We offer a variety of educational and training opportunities in physical medicine and rehabilitation for medical students and residents.

Summer Training Programs for Medical Students

Johns Hopkins University is a site sponsor for two summer programs designed for medical students between M1 and M2 years and offered through the Association of Academic Physiatrists. Both programs are eight weeks long and carry a $4,000 stipend. Johns Hopkins also covers registration and travel to the AAP's Annual Meeting, where students present scientific papers or case reports. Applications are accepted via

Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS)

This program engages students in a research project within the Johns Hopkins Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. At this time, participation is virtual only due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Research Areas: Projects may include muscle stiffness in CNS disorders, gait or movement analysis in neurologic populations, prevention of chronic back pain through behavioral interventions, dysphagia, pediatric TBI and concussion.

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Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE)

This program gives students early clinical exposure to the broad scope of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

For more information, contact director R. Samuel Mayer, M.D., M.E.H.P. at 410-502-2447 or [email protected].

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PM&R Interest Group

PM&R interest page

PM&R interest group at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine was established to inspire interest in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation among medical students. The group holds meetings, workshops and other events to connect students with the faculty and further their understanding of and appreciation for the PM&R field.

Email: [email protected]

For more information:
The Leadership Team on Founding the First PM&R Interest Group at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine