The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program at Upstate Medical University is a 3-year advanced program (PGY2-PGY4) of progressive education and responsibility.
The program currently accepts 5 residents each year for a total complement of 15.
Our program offers a range of clinical experience based on faculty practice. The faculty have interests which collectively span the scope of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Resident educational opportunities are further enhanced by collaboration with colleagues, particularly those in the Departments of Orthopedics, Anesthesia, Pain, Neurology, and Neurosurgery. We continue to work with other training programs and share resources in our individual areas of excellence. For example, our program offers an annual EMG course that is open to residents in other programs, and our residents, in turn, enroll in orthotics and prosthetics courses offered at nearby programs. We participate in a regional, weekly didactic conference session with nearby programs through videoconferencing technology.
We have faculty active on national boards, national disability related organizations, the Institute of Medicine, National Institute for Health, and the Center for Disease Control. We have ongoing research programs and our funded research is in the areas of aging and secondary conditions with disabilities. The program will offer you excellent training. An indication of our commitment to educational excellence is our long-standing policy of operating some services uncovered by residents, in order to ensure that assignments provide definable educational value. This creates an environment in which the resident has both appropriate clinical experiences and the time necessary for academic study, reflection, and hands-on experience with allied health staff.
Our full-time faculty serve as role models, coordinators, guides and mentors. Each resident is assigned a faculty mentor, who develops/reviews/approves education and research plans, supervises the resident's portfolio development and assists with career development needs. We have faculty active on national boards, national disability-related organizations, the Institute of Medicine, National Institute of Health, and the Center for Disease Control. Yet faculty members remain actively involved in the care of patients. We believe that this direct involvement enhances the learning environment for residents.
Our program offers a range of clinical experience based on faculty practice. The faculty have interests which collectively span the scope of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. We are particularly strong in Pediatric Rehabilitation and Electrodiagnosis.