Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency and Fellowship Programs

Rusk Rehabilitation offer trainees a three-year path to achieve broad clinical competency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and one year pathways in Brain Injury Medicine and Sports Medicine.

We are committed to clinical training, emphasizing a well balanced, hands-on experience in physiatry that prepares residents and fellows equally well for careers in general physiatry or physiatry subspecialties.

Our Vision Statement

  • Being the best training program in PM&R, brain injury medicine, and sports medicine in the United States.
  • Attracting exceptional students and residents by maintaining a strong, solid reputation and aligning the educational program with resident and fellow interests.
  • Providing broad-based training that encompasses all areas of PM&R and reflects trends and direction in the field of physiatry and specialized training in the brain injury medicine and sports medicine specialties.
  • Training the PM&R leaders of tomorrow.

Program Overview

  • Rusk Rehabilitation at NYU School of Medicine (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine) currently offers a 3 year residency program to achieve broad clinical competency in PM&R. 1 year fellowships are offered in brain injury medicine and sports medicine.
  • The PM&R residency and fellowship training programs are fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
  • Residency and fellowship training at Rusk are diverse experiences in which residents and fellows establish a foundation and begin to construct the framework of knowledge that will pave their careers and place them at the forefront of medicine.
  • Graduates are fully prepared to enter academic medical practice, community-based practice or fellowship training and will flourish in any environment.

Program Aims

  • To provide residents with unparalleled clinical experience across a spectrum of disease pathology and healthcare settings including the nation’s oldest public hospital, a private rehabilitation hospital, veterans affairs hospitals, a subacute rehabilitation facility, and varied outpatient practices.
  • To foster resident autonomy in clinical decision making to prepare the future leaders of Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • To provide significant subspecialty exposure and access to interest groups in Brain Injury, Sports Medicine, Pain Management, Spinal Cord Injury, Pediatrics, and others.
  • To supplement clinical experience with a comprehensive didactic curriculum to optimize success on the American Board of PM&R written and oral board examinations