The Residency Training Program at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine is designed to ensure that residents master the medical components of physical medicine and rehabilitation so that they can render the highest quality medical care to their patients.
Residents rotate through in-patient and outpatient services at five different Medical Centers in New York City: Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Bellevue Hospital Center and the New York Harbor Health Care System -Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital and Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital. Each resident spends two months on a rotation block at each hospital before rotating to the next training site.
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 senior residents.
Call schedules are made by chief residents and residents are given the opportunity to make requests depending on their personal schedules.
While working on the Rusk/Cardiac and Bellevue call schedules, PGY2 residents will have 8-9 in house calls per block, PGY3 residents will have 5-6 in house calls per block and PGY4 residents will have 2-3 in house calls per block.
While rotating at the Hospital for Joint Diseases, and the New York Harbor Health Care System -Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital and Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital sites residents take home call.