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Rehabilitation Medicine Residency

First Year Rotations

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (CU Inpt2)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
1.5-month rotation

One first year resident and one second year resident are assigned to the 16 bed inpatient rehabilitation unit under the supervision of attending physicians in Rehabilitation Medicine. The 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. The resident leads a team that includes the physical therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, recreational therapist, speech therapist, and a rehabilitation nurse. Along with bedside attending rounds, residents also take part in daily team rounds, didactic teaching sessions, and specialty rounds. The patients have a wide range of diagnoses including neuropathy, lung transplant, heart transplant, amputation, joint replacement, fracture, stroke, myopathy, and spinal cord injury. Residents also are involved in the administrative aspects of unit management.

Night Float/Consult/Outpatient Rehabilitation (CU NF/CON/OP)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
1.5-month rotation

This rotation is a combination of night float service on the inpatient rehabilitation unit, consultations and outpatient experience. Half of the rotation consists of night float during which the resident is performing inpatient consultations and covering the inpatient rehabilitation unit. During the other half of the rotation, under the supervision of an attending physician, residents receive outpatient training in both a faculty practice and clinic setting. The resident will participate in the common and specialized outpatient musculoskeletal physiatric evaluation and treatment. During this rotation the resident also attends Rehabilitation Medicine Department Clinics including; General Rehabilitation Clinic, Musculoskeletal Clinic, Ultrasound Clinic, Pediatric Rehabilitation Clinic, Spasticity Clinic, Back Pain Clinic and an MDA Clinic.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit (WC Inpt)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
1.5-month rotation

One first year resident and one second year resident are assigned to the 22-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit under the supervision of attending physicians in Rehabilitation Medicine. The resident’s role is the same as the NYP-CU inpatient rotation.

Outpatient Rehabilitation and Consultation (WC OPA and WC OPB)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
3.0-month rotation

This outpatient rotation provides the opportunity for the resident to treat patients with a wide range of medical diagnoses requiring comprehensive rehabilitation services. Supervision is provided by attending physiatrists in an outpatient setting. This includes training in a multitude of procedural techniques used in physiatric practice. Residents treat patients in both a faculty practice as well as a clinic setting. Specialized clinics include Spasticity/Botox clinic and Wheelchair clinic. Inpatient consultations are also part of this rotation.

Outpatient Rehabilitation and Consultation (MSK2)

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1.5-month rotation

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. This also encompasses amputations, limb salvage procedures, lymphedema and connective tissue disorders associated with malignancy. Residents provide physiatric evaluation and consultative treatment for both hospitalized patients and outpatients under the supervision of an attending physiatrist. Junior residents also begin their experience in the electrodiagnostic laboratory.

https://www.mskcc.org/

Inpatient Rehabilitation Spinal Cord Injury (HHH 2)

Helen Hayes Hospital
1.5-month rotation

Helen Hayes Hospital is a freestanding state-owned acute-care rehabilitation hospital in West Haverstraw, New York. It is recognized as a center of innovation and is one of the nation’s most dynamic and progressive rehabilitation facilities. One first year resident and one third year resident are assigned to this rotation. The first year resident assumes responsibility for assigned patients on the spinal cord injury unit. Residents have progressive responsibility in diagnosing, assessing and managing commonly encountered conditions of patients of all ages with congenital or acquired spinal cord injuries. Rehabilitation management includes an array of available on-site resources for patients including seating, mobility, technology, prosthetics and orthotics.

http://helenhayeshospital.org/

Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation (BCH2)

Blythedale Children's Hospital
1.5-month rotation

Blythedale Children’s Hospital encompasses inpatient services, day hospital and outpatient services. Residents care for pediatric inpatients under the supervision of pediatric physiatrists. Residents participate in the care of infants, children and adolescents with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and a variety of other neurological and orthopedic disorders. Opportunities to develop a more robust understanding of pediatric rehabilitation is available including bracing, seating, electrodiagnostics and exposure to the onsite school for disabled children.

https://www.blythedale.org/

 

All rotations are subject to change.