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The goal of the residency program is to provide comprehensive training in physical medicine and rehabilitation, including inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care, electrodiagnosis, and care of special patient populations including brain injury, spinal cord injury, geriatrics, and pediatrics. In addition, there are a variety of opportunities in pain management and interventional physiatry.

The following is an overview of the three years of training:


The resident gains experiencein in patient neurorehabilitation, general rehabilitation, and orthopedic rehabilitation. The residents become adept at management of the rehabilitation team. These experiences occur at Southside Hospital and Glen Cove Hospital. During the PGY-2 year, the resident will also begin to gain experience in outpatient rehabilitation as well as hospital based consultations at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.


During the PGY-3 year, the resident will gain experience in brain injury rehabilitation during a rotation at Southside Hospital. Spinal cord injury medicine is experienced at The Mount Sinai Hospital and The James Peters VA Medical Center.  The residents increase their exposure to outpatient physiatry, spending more time in outpatient settings and learning musculoskeletal and sports medicine, electrodiagnostic medicine, and beginning an exposure to interventional pain medicine. The PGY-3 resident will also have one month of elective to broaden their exposure according to their individual interests.


The resident will become competent to independently perform electrodiagnostic examinations. They are introduced to pediatric rehabilitation in outpatient setting as well as at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York.  During the PGY-4 year the resident will also continue to develop consultative skills at Southside Hospital. The resident is provided additional elective time during the PGY-4 year.


A four hour protected didactic block is reserved for the residents on a weekly basis. On a monthly basis there is a Grand Rounds presentation.  Senior residents are subsidized in order to attend the annual scientific meeting of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a local board review course, and prosthetic/orthotic courses at New York University Medical Center. Should a resident have a scholarly work accepted for presentation at a national meeting, their costs will be covered so that they may present their work.

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