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Rehabilitation Residencies for Physicians Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency

Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation is one of the largest rehabilitation medicine programs in the country and has trained more rehabilitation physicians than any other institution in the world.

Our clinical rotations enable residents to master the medical components of physical medicine and rehabilitation so they can deliver the highest-quality medical care to their patients.

VIDEO: Trainees in our physical medicine and rehabilitation program receive a comprehensive experience that prepares them to become strong clinicians and pursue academic research careers.

Residents rotate through inpatient and outpatient services at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, the Manhattan and Brooklyn campuses of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street, and NYU Langone Orthopedic Center. Each resident spends one or two months on a rotation block at each site before rotating to the next training location. To learn more about our program, take a virtual tour of our facilities.

Residency Schedule

The program uses a pyramidal design in which residents perform most of their inpatient responsibilities early in training and transition to more outpatient opportunities as they progress. Chief residents create call schedules based on postgraduate year, although residents may make requests depending on their personal schedules. PGY-2 residents cover four to five calls per month, PGY-3 residents cover three calls per month, and PGY-4 residents cover one to two calls per month. Each resident has seven call-free months in the course of three years.

Residency Compensation and Benefits

Compensation is based on the level of postgraduate training and subject to all applicable withholdings. Full benefit packages, including malpractice and family medical insurance coverage, are provided by NYU Langone or by Bellevue. We distribute a summary of benefits to each candidate once they are accepted to the program.

Resident Events

Our residents work hard learning the skills needed to care for their patients, but find there are many opportunities to enjoy their time in New York City while bonding with their fellow residents. Throughout the year, our residents organize many social activities and extracurricular events, including happy hours, dinners, ski trips, camping trips, sporting events, and sailing. Each December, the entire department comes together for a holiday party that includes a fine catered dinner and dancing at an upscale facility.

Residency Application Process and Prerequisites

Please submit applications using the Electronic Resident Application Service® (ERAS®). Applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®, also known as The Match®).

We invite top applicants to an interview. All applicants who receive an invitation must participate in the interview to be considered for admission to the program. We are conducting all interviews for 2020–21 virtually.

We begin to accept applications for the 2021–22 academic year in fall 2020. The deadline to submit completed applications for consideration is November 15, 2020.

Contact Us

For more information about the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, please contact program coordinators Judy Mendoza at or Haleigh Tutrow at or call 212-263-6110. Our fax number is 212-263-6251.