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“I enjoyed the diversity of my experience at North-Shore LIJ. The exposure to the multiple specialities in PMR including TBI, SCI, burn, Pain management, and inpatient and outpatient experience provided me the opportunity to make an educated decision about my future and allowed me to continue on to be a part of a very successful orthopedic/PMR group!”

-Amy Schneider-Lyall, DO


“Residency is a unique experience that only a small portion of our population gets to partake in. With such privilege, it is that much more important to choose the right residency, for one’s career and one’s self. That is why I am pleased that I chose Hofstra NS-LIJ School of Medicine Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency program. Not only did I receive great training and guidance from physicians in and out of the department, I had a ball doing it. PMR docs are known to be somewhat laid back, but our physicians are approachable, fun and great to work with. You become a part of the PMR family. “

-Renee Enriquez, MD


“As I think back to my first day of residency, it was a defining moment where I was introduced to a department and the people who would play a key and influential role in my growth and evolution both professionally and personally. Through various rotations, I gained the knowledge that would build a strong foundation in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The program has a strong academic background with weekly didactics and workshops, monthly grand rounds with well known and reputable speakers, a yearly anatomy cadaver bioskills lab, journal clubs that examined evidence based medicine, and new opportunities to learn through narrative medicine. The faculty were dedicated to teach and created a supportive environment. My classmates and I went on to reputable fellowships in interventional pain, brain injury and spinal cord injury medicine. It was all possible because of the guidance and leadership of the PM&R department at Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine.”

-Nisha Patel, MD


“It was obviously an honor to be in this residency. Having a great personable program director who is a strong advocate for the residents and a chairman that strives for excellence has really provided our residency with a tremendous stride. Besides the basics of PM&R curriculum I was able to pick up intangible wisdom on how to be the most consummate and professional physician. I have no doubt that the information I have learned here (which goes way beyond the textbook) has left more than an indelible impression on all of our lives, and we will strive to live a life where we can be our patient’s best advocates. No matter the specific sub-specialty we are rehab doctors at heart.

Cheers to a wonderful 3 years.”

– Sameer Sharma, MD


“Here are some reasons why I loved my residency program: Dr. Shatzer (enough said) – A truly caring and supportive program director, a chairman that is very supportive of residents and interested in their education, the opportunity to be involved in cutting edge research at the Feinstein institute with top-notch scientists and mentors, like Ona Bloom, knowledgeable faculty that care about teaching and excellent didactics.”

– Arti Panjwani, DO