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Educating tomorrow's leaders today
At the Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network, we have a special focus on training future leaders in rehabilitative care. Learn about our many educational opportunities for healthcare professionals. 

The Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network offers educational opportunities for healthcare professionals, including a residency program, continuing medical education programs and internships.

Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Many of the team members from Rehabilitation Network are active faculty in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Zucker School of Medicine. The Zucker School of Medicine is one of the only medical schools in the country that requires students to have experience in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Students at Hofstra participate in the following areas related to physical medicine and rehabilitation:

  • Communications course
  • Musculoskeletal exam
  • Disability-specific session
  • Student interest group in physical medicine and rehabilitation

Graduate medical education

A residency training program in physical medicine and rehabilitation is available at Northwell Health. The program offers comprehensive training in all aspects of physical medicine and rehabilitation, including outpatient musculoskeletal rehabilitation, acute and subacute inpatient rehabilitation, electrodiagnosis, interventional physiatry and consultations in the acute hospital. Learn more about the residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Northwell Health.

The Northwell Health Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation offers a one year ACGME accredited brain injury medicine fellowship program.

Professional education

The network offers continuing medical education opportunities in the form of professional conferences and as part of the ongoing rehabilitation lecture series.

Interested parties can call (888) 734-2203 or email us at [email protected] for more information about upcoming conferences and seminars. ‚Äč

Internship opportunities

The Rehabilitation Network works with 30 colleges and universities as academic partners. As part of these partnerships, the network offers internship opportunities in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology. Interested parties should call (888) REHAB-03 for more information.


Scientists and clinicians within Northwell Health are working together to investigate the causes, effects and treatments of various rehabilitation-related diseases.

The Northwell Health Rehabilitation Network strives to promote participation of its faculty and staff at all levels and across the continuum of care in physical medicine and rehabilitation-related academic research, which has the goal of creating new knowledge in the field.

To facilitate participation in research, the network has strong interactions with the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research and multidisciplinary collaborations with faculty in other departments within Northwell Health, as well as at other institutions. Ongoing studies include studies of inflammation in traumatic spinal cord injury and the use of robots to facilitate stroke rehabilitation.