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Second Year (PGY3) Rotations

Inpatient Rehabilitation
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Duration: 1.5 months
One second-year resident is assigned to the 16-bed inpatient unit. Like first-year residents, second-year residents assume primary medical responsibility for the patients assigned to them, taking advantage of the knowledge of their fellow team members, as well as consultant physicians. In addition, the second-year resident assumes a supervisory role to medical students, interns, and junior rehabilitation residents, and serves as unit manager.

Inpatient Rehabilitation, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Duration: 1.5 months
One second-year resident is assigned to the 22-bed inpatient unit. Like first-year residents, second-year residents assume primary medical responsibility for the patients assigned to them, taking advantage of the knowledge of their fellow team members, as well as consultant physicians. In addition, the second-year resident assumes a supervisory role to medical students, interns, and junior rehabilitation residents, and serves as unit manager. Residents also follow inpatients on the Rehabilitation Burn Unit.

Outpatient Rehabilitation
New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Campus
Duration: 3.0 month rotation (A and B)
Under the supervision of an Attending Physiatrist, residents receive outpatient training in both a private practice and clinic setting. The resident will participate in the common and specialized outpatient musculoskeletal physiatric evaluation and treatment strategies. During this rotation the resident also attends Rehabilitation Medicine Department Clinics including; General Rehabilitation Clinic, Musculoskeletal Clinic, Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic and Spinal Cord Injury Clinic. This is a six to seven week rotation occurring twice during the PGY3 year.

Consultation Service
New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Campus
Duration: 1.5 month rotation
Under the supervision of an Attending Physiatrist, residents are responsible for providing inpatient consultation services to determine the appropriate course of rehabilitation care for the patient. Residents provide consultations for hospitalized patients on various acute services. This is a six to seven week rotation during the PGY3 year. The goal of this rotation is to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for providing inpatient consultation services and determining and recommending comprehensive rehabilitation for the patient.

Hospital for Special Surgery
Duration: 1.5 months
The Hospital for Special Surgery is a prestigious orthopedic hospital with additional services in rheumatology, neurology, and pain management. This outpatient and electrodiagnostic rotation is supervised by an attending physiatrist with specialized expertise in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. There is exposure to sports injuries and lumbar and cervical spine disorders. State-of-the-art interventional physiatric therapeutic treatments are used for the treatment of spinal disorders. Specialty clinics include Sports Medicine Clinic, Spine Clinic, Pediatric Cerebral Palsy Clinic, and Scoliosis Clinic. There is interaction with the orthopedic surgeons throughout the rotation, including interdisciplinary teaching conferences.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Duration: 1.5 months
This consultation and electrodiagnostic rotation is supervised by attending physiatrists. Residents provide consultations for hospitalized patients on various acute services. Electrodiagnostic studies are performed on both inpatients and outpatients.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Duration: 1.5 months
Similar to the first-year rotation at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, this rotation provides both outpatient and consultation experience with pediatric and adult patients with a large array of neurological and musculoskeletal side effects of cancer and its treatment. In the second year, the rotation is focused more on electrodiagnosis and outpatient management. In addition, Second-year residents also act in a supervisory capacity to junior residents.

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