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Residency Program


Program Summary

New York Medical College (NYMC) offers a three-year residency training program in rehabilitation medicine. The program has a proven track record of educating residents to a high level of clinical and academic proficiency.

Three residents are recruited each year and enter at the PGY-2 level (having completed one year of internal medicine, family medicine or surgery). The 36 months, PGY-2, PGY-3, PGY-4, are devoted primarily to rehabilitation rotations.

The residency program of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York Medical College is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Rotations Per Year

PGY-2

  • 8 months of general acute inpatient rehab (Stroke, other Neurological disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury, Orthopedic rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury) and general rehabilitation
  • 4 months of Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic (mainly Musculoskeletal disorders)
  • Introduction to Electrodiagnostic Studies
  • Introduction to Wheelchair Evaluation and Orthotic/Prosthetic Clinic
  • Continuum of care outpatient clinics

PGY-3

  • 4 months of Inpatient Traumatic Brain Injury (Bellevue Hospital)
  • 4 months of Consultation service at a Level 1 Trauma Center (Lincoln Medical Center)
  • 2 months of Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation at a Pediatric Specialty Hospital (Blythedale Children's Hospital in Westchester)
  • 1 month of Inpatient Spinal Cord Injury (James J. Peters VA Medical Center-Bronx)
  • 2 months of Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Studies joint injection

PGY-4

  • 4 months of Consultation liaison and Inpatient pre-admission screening
  • 8 months Outpatient Rehabilitation Clinic
  • Orthotic and Prosthetic Clinic
  • Electrodiagnostic Studies (Monday thru Thursday)
  • Wheelchair Clinic
  • Specialized Clinics: Spastacity, Spine and Concussion Clinic
  • Pain Management Clinic

Weekly didactic lectures by a faculty member. The series is completed in 18 months and covers such topics as:

  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stroke and other neurological diseases
  • Anatomy
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine (NCS/EMG)
  • Rehabilitation management of geriatric patients

Grand Rounds include presentations by experts from other departments covering topics of interest to the residents and faculty, and are accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME) activities in Category I for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

Resident Grand Rounds cases are presented weekly by the residents with faculty present for questions and answers.

Electrodiagnostic medicine group training sessions are held weekly facilitated by a certified faculty member.

A ratio of 1:1 attending to residents permits close supervision and individualized instruction for each resident.