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Educational Curriculum

Didactics Program: Lectures are held Thursday afternoons from 1 pm to 4 pm. In-person or remote attendance is available. The core curriculum is divided into lecture groupings. These include the following:

  • Spine / Sports Medicine / MSK
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Pediatric Rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Principles
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Introduction to Orthotics
  • Introduction to Prosthetics
  • Research Methodology
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Rheumatological Disorders
  • Burn Rehabilitation
  • Systems of Care

PM&R Grand Rounds: Held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday, 12—1 pm, guest lecturers from across the country present on a variety of rehabilitation-related topics of broad interest. Grand rounds are multidisciplinary and can be viewed remotely or in-person.   

Presentations for the 2020/2021 series include the following:

  • Music and Science: Applications in Neurorehabilitation
  • Advances in Stroke Telehealth
  • Musculoskeletal Care in the Female Athlete
  • Concussive Brain Injury: Clinical Caveats and Interventions
  • Surviving Cancer: The Role of Rehabilitation
  • Past, Present and Future of SCI Care
  • Understanding and Augmenting Motor Recovery after Stroke
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: What we know and do not know
  • Management of Focal Spasticity in Pediatrics
  • Post-concussive Headache: Concepts, Caveats, and Controversies

PM&R Journal Club: Held monthly on the 1st Tuesday, 12-1 pm.

Radiology Rounds: Held monthly on the 2th Tuesday, 12-1 pm.

Board Review / Interesting Cases: Held monthly on the 4th Tuesday, 12-1 pm.

Anatomy Lab: Two afternoon sessions are held annually in the NYMC Cadaver lab. Anatomy instruction is provided by the NYMC Department of Anatomy Faculty and specifically focuses on clinically relevant musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve anatomy. 

Research Day: Residents are encouraged to participate in research and prepare abstracts for presentation at the AAP and AAPM&R meetings held annually. Research day is an opportunity for residents and faculty to showcase their research to the entire department and prepare their posters for formal presentation.