Rusk Rehabilitation International Observership Program

The Rusk Rehabilitation international observership program is suspended during the pandemic.  No applications are being accepted at this time.

Dear Observership Candidate:

NYU Langone Health - Rusk Rehabilitation welcomes requests from around the world for physicians to visit our institution. We enjoy an outstanding international reputation for interdisciplinary education, research, and patient care across all areas of rehabilitation medicine.

Observers spend time on our facilities to learn both clinical processes and new advancements in rehabilitation research, as well as participate in classroom courses and lectures.  Through this approach, visiting physicians will be exposed to our renowned and highly distinguished rehabilitation physicians and practices. Rusk Rehabilitation believes that an important goal of international collaborations is to exchange knowledge and develop and maintain relationships with physicians from around the world. We hope that our program will offer knowledge and insight into the layers and complexities of our leading rehabilitation care. Continued dialogue will yield better and more comprehensive care across the world in the realm of rehabilitation medicine.

The visiting physician must be either a practicing physician, a resident in training or medical student. The observer must also have a command of the English language, and will be evaluated during a phone interview. We currently offer only a one month observership.  We look forward to learning more about you during the observership application process.


Alex Moroz, MD

Vice-Chair of Education

Contact Information:

Jeffrey Yip
NYU Langone Health-Rusk Rehabilitation
240 East 38th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Observership Application Process (click pdf icon to view):

Are you applying for PM&R residency?
Medical students and residents receive a 50% discount off the fee schedule.
Observers are accepted only during the months of September and April per year.
What are your areas of specialty and expertise? What are your specific learning goals for your time with Rusk Rehabilitation?
Check up to 4 Core Tracks you would like to observe. Although we cannot guarantee that you will be placed at all of your choices, we will attempt to accommodate as many of them as possible. Please consult the Rusk Institute website for guidance
Select a maximum of five (5) additional areas of specialization you wish to observe. The program will attempt to accommodate as many of them as possible.
By typing your name and date, I understand that in my role as an observer at Rusk Rehabilitation, I may not have any patient contact and participate in patient care or active research projects in any capacity. I may observe inpatient and outpatient practices, attend grand rounds, lectures, teaching conferences, any applicable courses and utilize the medical library. I hereby acknowledge that I have reach in full and understand the above statement.
By typing your name with date, I understand that patient information is confidential and protected by state and federal laws, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). I hereby acknowledge that I have read in full and understand the above statement.
As part of the observership process, upload your Curriculum Vitae.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: rtf pdf doc docx.
A Letter from the Director of your hospital or Dean of your medical school verifying that you are a physician on the Hospital Staff or medical student and that you are granted a Leave of Absence to join this Department. Also, your Director/Dean must state that you will be responsible for your financial support.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg png pdf.
Upload a copy of your medical degree with English translation, if applicable or medical school transcript indicating current status.
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