The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is strongly committed to education of both health care professionals and the public at large. One of our key educational programs is our residency program in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. This program, run jointly with Columbia University’s Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine and with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, provides comprehensive training to physicians training in this specialty. Training spans all aspects of the field, ranging from sports medicine to spinal cord injury care, with a dedicated faculty and rotations at affiliated institutions.
Medical students from both Weill Cornell Medical College and other medical schools rotate through the Rehabilitation Medicine department on an elective basis during their fourth year of medical school, and also receive focused instruction from faculty during the Weill Cornell gross anatomy course and physical examination course.
The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a monthly Grand Rounds lecture program that is open to the public, and includes distinguished lecturers from throughout the country. This program is accredited to provide continuing medical education credits for physicians as well as continuing education credits for Physical Therapists. The Department sponsors regular Continuing Medical Education program each year, providing one or two day intensive courses taught by a combination of Weill Cornell faculty and invited faculty from other institutions.
Faculty from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine donate their time to partner with the Open Medical Institute, established by the American Austrian Foundation, to teach an annual week-long seminar in Salzburg, Austria. This unique program provides fellows from developing countries around the world with an opportunity to participate in an intensive educational program with physician leaders in the field of rehabilitation medicine.
Lastly, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine is committed to educating the public regarding avoiding disability and maximizing function. We participate in programs through Weill Cornell Medical College such as the Spring Seminars for Patients and their Families, and other community education forums.