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Third Year (PGY4) Rotations

Electrodiagnosis
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
Neurological Institute

Duration: 3.0 months
Two senior residents are on this service at any given time. The residents perform nerve conduction studies and electromyography on patients with a wide range of diagnoses. Residents work closely with attending physiatrists, attending neurologists, neuromuscular fellows, electrodiagnostic technicians, and neurology residents. There are daily morning reports and weekly didactic presentations.

Neuroscience Rehabilitation
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Duration: 1.5 months
Residents provide consultations to patients with an unusually broad range of neurological disorders. Residents also provide outpatient physiatric management in the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) clinics for both adults and children with neuromuscular disorders, including muscular dystrophies, hereditary neuropathies, and diseases of the motor neuron.

Hospital for Special Surgery
Duration: 1.5 months
This outpatient and electrodiagnostic rotation, much like the Hospital for Special Surgery rotation in the second year, is supervised by an attending physiatrist with specialized expertise in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Third-year residents take on a supervisory role.

Pediatric Rehabilitation
Blythedale Children's Rehabilitation Hospital

Duration: 1.5 months
Blythedale encompasses inpatient services, day hospital, and outpatient services. Residents care for pediatric inpatients under the supervision of pediatric physiatrists. Residents participate in the care of infants, children, and adolescents with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, and a variety of other neurological and orthopedic disorders. Opportunities to provide pediatric electrodiagnostic studies are available. There also is exposure to the onsite school for disabled children.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Duration: 1.5 months
In this outpatient and electrodiagnostic rotation, the senior resident works closely with a senior attending physician in an outpatient private practice environment. In addition to outpatient physiatric management, residents learn private practice administrative issues.

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, Senior and Outpatient
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital

Duration: 1.5 months
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a freestanding rehabilitation hospital. Attending neurorehabilitation physicians supervise the residents in the inpatient management of patients with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. The senior resident also has supervisory responsibilities and outpatient management of rehabilitation patients.

Musculoskelatal
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Duration: 1.5 months
Senior residents work in our outpatient department under the direct supervision of an interventional physiatrist. In addition to common outpatient musculoskeletal physiatric evaluation and treatment, residents participate in a multitude of interventional spine procedures. The Program Director arranges for experience in private practice PM&R and Musculoskeletal Radiology with input from the Senior Resident on specific areas of interest.

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