Schedule & Curriculum

Chris and Bestin
 
Annual Schedule Overview

Residents at Stony Brook Medicine’s PM&R Program follow a rigorous schedule adhering to ACGME guidelines, while allowing for flexibility to meet individual needs. Ample time for selectives (2 months PGY-3 year) and electives (2 months in the PGY-4 year) give residents the opportunity to explore potential career choices before fellowship applications are due. 

 

Our Rotations:

  • All rotations are 2 months in length
  • There is elective time in PGY 3 and 4 years to further explore areas of interest

 

 

St. Charles Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, Port Jefferson, NY
Rotation Main Content Areas (Examples)
Inpatient Neurorehabilitation TBI, stroke, MS
Inpatient General Rehabilitation Joint replacement, multi-trauma, spinal cord injury, hip fracture, neuromuscular disease
Pediatrics (inpatient and outpatient) Cerebral palsy, spina bifida, brachial plexus palsies, neuromuscular disease, multi-trauma, TBI, spinal cord injury
Outpatient Concussion, spasticity management, general physiatry, neuromuscular disease, EMG

 

VAMC (Veterans Affairs Medical Center), Northport, NY
  • Overall predominantly outpatient, with a small inpatient rehabilitation service
  • All residents rotate through the VA for 2 rotations (4 months) per PGY year 
Rotation Main Content Areas (Examples)
PGY 2 Pain management, general physiatry, musculoskeletal, peripheral joint and trigger point injections, botulinum toxin injections, spasticity management, cardiopulmonary 
PGY 3 EMG, general physiatry, musculoskeletal, peripheral joint and trigger point injections, botulinum toxin injections, spasticity management
PGY 4 EMG, general physiatry, musculoskeletal, peripheral joint and trigger point injections, botulinum toxin injections, spasticity management

 

Stony Brook Medicine, Stony Brook, NY
Rotation PGY Year Main Content Areas (Examples)
Interventional Spine PGY 3 Acute and chronic spinal conditions, interventional procedures (ESI, facet injections, RFA, etc.)
Neuromuscular Disease and EMG PGY 4 EMG, neuromuscular disease, ALS Association Clinic

 

Sample Schedule
PGY 2 July/
August

 
September/October November/December January/February March/April May/June
  VA Inpatient SCH
(Lai)
Inpatient SCH
(Korlipara)
VA Inpatient SCH
(Korlipara)
Inpatient SCH
(Lai)
PGY 3            
  VA Interventional Spine/Pain Peds Specialty Outpatient SCH Outpatient VA
PGY 4            
  VA SCH Senior Inpatient
(Lai)
Elective VA Senior Neurorehab EMG/
Neuromuscular

Didactic Curriculum 
  • In order to best prepare our residents for the practice of Rehabilitation Medicine, bi-weekly conferences are scheduled that emphasize both clinical care and a formal didactic teaching. A three-year educational curriculum has been carefully designed to ensure a full and balanced educational experience for our residents.

Core Lecture Series

  • This three year curriculum is designed with attention to the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABPMR) content specifications. The lectures are held on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Residents' time is protected during these sessions. Conferences address the broad range of topics required for general and specialized rehabilitation training.  In addition to the standard ABPMR content specs, our conference series covers topics such as ethics, quality improvement, patient safety, transitions of care, and evidence-based medicine.  
  • 10 Modules are covered annually, curriculum repeats 3 times during the course of training
    • Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Neurophysiology
    • Neuromuscular Medicine
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Stroke / TBI
    • Rheumatology / Cardiopulmonary Rehab
    • Pain & Palliative Care
    • Prosthetics / Orthotics / Assistive Devices
    • Geriatrics, Cancer, and Burn Rehab
    • Pediatrics / Research
    • Musculoskeletal, Sports, and Industrial Medicine 
  • Other didactic time activities:
    • Monthly Board Review Sessions
    • Monthly Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop
    • Monthly Research Meeting
    • Monthly Quality Improvement Meeting
    • Wellness activities