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Rehabilitation Medicine Residency

Third Year Rotations

Electrodiagnostic Medicine (CU EMG A and B)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Neurological Institute
3.0-month rotation

Two senior residents are on this service. 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 presentation.

Outpatient Musculoskeletal Practice (CU OP4 A and B)

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Harkness Pavilion Suite 199 and Vanderbilt Clinic
1.5-month rotation

Two senior residents work in the outpatient area under the direct supervision of an interventional physiatrist. In addition to common outpatient musculoskeletal physiatric evaluation and treatment, the 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. Residents also participate in call and consult coverage for the inpatient rehabilitation services.

Outpatient Practice (WC OP4)

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

In this outpatient rotation, the senior resident works closely with an attending physiatrist in an outpatient faculty practice environment. In addition to outpatient physiatric management, and procedures, residents learn faculty practice administrative issues. The resident also participates in resident clinic.

Outpatient Rehabilitation (HSS 4)

Hospital for Special Surgery
1.5-month rotation

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 Spinal Cord Disorders (JJP VA 4)

James J. Peters VA Medical Center
1.5-month rotation

This hospital based inpatient rotation provides comprehensive rehabilitation management to inpatients with the diagnosis of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). This is a six to seven week rotation located at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, approximately 30 minutes by public transit from Manhattan. The VA’s mission is to provide the best care and services to Veterans, their families, and beneficiaries.

Inpatient Rehabilitation TBI (HHH 4)

Helen Hayes Hospital
1.5-month rotation

Helen Hayes Hospital is a freestanding state-owned 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. The third year resident assumes responsibility for assigned patients on the traumatic and acquired brain injury unit. Residents have progressive responsibility in diagnosing, assessing and managing commonly encountered conditions of patients of all ages with brain injuries. Rehabilitation management includes working with the interdisciplinary team and utilizing an array of available on-site resources for patients including seating, mobility, technology, communication, prosthetics and orthotics.

All rotations are subject to change.