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SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine

Additional Information

The Program

The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at SUNY Downstate Medical Center offers a three-year, ACGME-accredited residency training program fulfilling requirements leading to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The residency program accepts six residents annually through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) starting at the PGY 2 level. All second year residents will begin their training on July 1st after successful completion of a year of internship training in surgery, internal medicine or transitional year.

Living in Brooklyn

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Our residents tend to find housing in any of the five boroughs, but most choose Brooklyn or Manhattan. Some of the Brooklyn neighborhoods where residents reside are Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Bay Ridge, and even up to Williamsburg. The main hospitals we rotate through are all accessible via subway except Staten Island University Hospital, which has alternate public transportation options. Additionally, for those residents with cars, parking is available at all the hospitals we rotate through as well.

With its beautiful architecture and variety of attractions, Brooklyn is a borough that offers big city amenities with a tight knit community feeling. Just a short ride from Manhattan, you can find yourself watching Coney Island's world famous Nathan's hot dog eating contest or strolling through any of the neighborhoods' various fresh markets.


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Contact Information

For more information on the residency program or living in the area, please feel free to email us at or call 718-270-8128.