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Rehab Medicine Residency Third Year Rotations


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Duration: 3.0 months

Two senior residents are on this service at any given time.  The residents perform nerve conduction studies and electromyography on patients with a wide range of diagnoses.  Residents work closely with attending physiatrists, attending neurologists, neuromuscular fellows, electrodiagnostic technicians, and neurology residents.  There are daily morning reports and weekly didactic presentations.

Neuro Rehabilitation Consultation

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Duration: 1.5 months

Under the supervision of a senior Attending Physiatrist, residents are responsible for providing inpatient consultation services to determine the appropriate course of rehabilitation care for the patient.  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.  Residents provide consultations to patients with an unusually broad range of neurological disorders.

Outpatient Musculoskeletal Practice

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Duration: 1.5 months

Senior residents work in our outpatient department under the direct supervision of an interventional physiatrist.  In addition to common outpatient musculoskeletal physiatric evaluation and treatment, residents participate in a multitude of interventional spine procedures, peripheral injections and musculoskeletal ultrasound.  This rotation includes acute and chronic pain management, sports specific assessments, exercise prescription writing, outpatient joint and soft tissue procedures, image guided axial and appendicular procedures, and point of care applications of musculoskeletal ultrasound.  The goal of this rotation is to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to manage an outpatient practice for patients with musculoskeletal, orthopedic, acute and chronic pain, and sports injuries.

Outpatient Practice and EMG

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Duration: 1.5 months

In this outpatient and electrodiagnostic rotation, the senior resident works closely with a senior attending physician in an outpatient private practice environment.  In addition to outpatient physiatric management, residents learn private practice administrative issues.

Outpatient Rehabilitation and EMG

Hospital for Special Surgery
Duration: 1.5 months

This outpatient and electrodiagnostic rotation, much like the Hospital for Special Surgery rotation in the second year, is supervised by an attending physiatrist with specialized expertise in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Third-year residents take on a supervisory role.

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Duration: 1.5 months

Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding rehabilitation hospital.  Attending neurorehabilitation physicians supervise the residents in the inpatient management of patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.

Inpatient Rehabilitation TBI

Helen Hayes Hospital
Duration: 1.5 months

This hospital based rotation provides comprehensive rehabilitation management to inpatients with the diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).  This includes medical management of inpatient co-morbidities (e.g., hypertension, diabetes, coronary artery disease, COPD) and secondary conditions (e.g., restrictive lung disease, neurogenic bladder and bowel, neurobehavioral disorder, autonomic dysfunction, pain) and potential complications (e.g., DVT, UTI, aspiration pneumonia, pressure ulcer).  This rotation is based on the traumatic brain injury unit.  Residents have progressive responsibility in diagnosing, assessing and managing commonly encountered conditions of patients of all ages with congenital or acquired traumatic brain disorders.



Cindy Volack, MPA
Residency Manager

Residency Training Program
Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine
Harkness Pavilion 1st floor, Rm 167
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032

Phone: 212-305-8592
Fax: 212-305-4258