Curriculum

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In addition to the extensive clinical experiences offered, a formal didactic curriculum takes place weekly. The didactic curriculum is given on Wednesday mornings and is protected time. The residents are excused from any clinical responsibilities. The topics are determined by the topics for the Self-Directed Education Program distributed by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

In July and August, the PGY-2 residents participate in an introductory curriculum while the PGY3 and PGY4 residents review anatomy by participation in cadaveric dissection at the anatomy structure lab at the Hofstra – North Shore- LIJ School of Medicine.

There is a Grand Rounds series, relevant to the monthly topic, which occurs on the second Wednesday of every month at 8 am.

The schedule for the 2013-14 academic year is as follows;

July/August – Anatomy (PGY-3/4) / Intros (PGY-2)
September – Industrial and Musculoskeletal Medicine
October – Rheumatologic Disorders
November – Modalities/Therapeutic Exercises
December – Prosthetics & Orthotics
January – TBI
February – CVA
March – Electrodiagnostic Medicine
April – SCI
May – Pulmonary/Cardiac/Cancer Rehabilitation
June – Pediatrics

There are many other academic experiences that are offered to the residents:

  • Journal review twice a month
  • SAE Reviews
  • Narrative Medicine
  • Conferences
  • Monthly Multidisciplinary Spine Conference
  • Weekly Neurovascular Conference
  • Large variety of educational conferences at the North Shore-LIJ Hofstra School of Medicine
  • Home Visit Program
  • Quality Improvement Conferences
  • Residents Research Course
  • ASTeP- Online Spinal Cord Injury Learning Module