Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Education and Research
The program is committed to provide excellent didactic and clinical education. Our attending physicians are highly skilled and deeply committed to resident teaching. Each faculty member is assigned as a mentor to one or two residents. This system provides every resident instruction and guidance throughout the residency not only focusing on patient care, but also on overall career development.
The comprehensive core curriculum occurs in a two year repeating format. The core lecture series is entirely faculty taught and provides three hours of didactic instruction weekly. The weekly one hour grand rounds are an integral part of the core curriculum. Supplemental didactic sessions also take place on a regular basis at each rotation site.
The clinical curriculum provides progressive education and responsibility in the practice of physiatry and is guided by specific educational objectives.
Outside courses are provided in prosthetics and orthotics. Every year there is prosection course in spine and limb anatomy which takes place at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In specific instances arrangements are made for supplemental education. Residents are encouraged to attend various academic activities.
Participation in research is mandatory, although publication is at the discretion of residents and mentors. Residents are taught the essentials of study design, biostatistics, data acquisition, interpretation and manuscript preparation. Projects undertaken by the residents include clinical, basic science, and translational research.