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Rehabilitation Education for Physicians

NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation offers a comprehensive curriculum in physical medicine and rehabilitation that prepares trainees in a wide range of specialties and subspecialties.

Our Rehabilitation Medicine Elective is designed for medical students who are interested in getting hands-on experience in the physical medicine and rehabilitation field. During this four-week clinical education experience, medical students rotate through various clinics and work in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

We offer one of the largest rehabilitation medicine programs in the country. Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency balances education and service and emphasizes Dr. Howard A. Rusk’s original vision of using the latest research and technology to improve the lives of patients.

Once trainees complete our three-year residency, they are eligible to apply to our ACGME-accredited Brain Injury Medicine Fellowship and Sports Medicine Fellowship. They are also eligible to apply to the Pain Medicine Fellowship available through the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine, with training taking place at NYU Langone’s Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain.

Trainees gain hands-on experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings, where we care for people with a variety of conditions and injuries, including accident-related trauma, arthritis, brain injury, cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, fractures, multiple sclerosis, pain disorders, Parkinson’s disease, spinal cord injury, and stroke.

Our world-renowned faculty is committed to training the next generation of physiatrists to continue advancing the field of rehabilitation medicine. We encourage trainees to explore our continuing education offerings and to contribute to our rehabilitation research initiatives.