PM&R Residency Program

St. Charles hosts a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency Program on behalf of Stony Brook University Medical School. The program offers recent medical school graduates comprehensive clinical training, hands-on procedural experience and highly structured didactics in both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation settings.

As the only Long Island hospital holding accreditation for both inpatient and outpatient medical rehabilitation from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), St. Charles accepts just three new residents per year. Our limited size offers recent medical school graduates the individualized attention they seek, including a 1:1 resident-to-attending ratio on most rotations. It also gives our residents greater opportunity to perform procedures.

Clinical rotations occur at three institutions:

St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY)

Residents perform the majority of their residency at St. Charles Hospital, which is located on Long Island's North Shore, between New York City and the world-renown beaches and vineyards of Eastern Long Island. At St. Charles, residents train extensively in orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation of adults and children. They also gain experience in outpatient rehabilitation medicine, including in general private practice physiatry, pediatric physiatry, spasticity clinic, The MDA Care Center at St. Charles Hospital, and at St. Charles Hospital's ThinkSMART! Concussion Management Center.

Stony Brook University Medical Center (Stony Brook, NY)

Residents complete a 2-month rotation in interventional spine at nearby Stony Brook Medical Center, where they work 1:1 with faculty and gain hands-on procedural experience. They subsequently complete rotations in neuromuscular diseases and electrodiagnosis (EMG) and can elect to spend time in various other areas, including neurology and orthopedics.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Northport, NY)

Residents concentrate on outpatient rehabilitation, gaining experience in general physiatry, equipment clinic, orthotics and prosthetics, electrodiagnosis (EMG), botulinum toxin injection, pain management, peripheral joint and trigger point injections, telemedicine, and ultrasound guided injections.

If you would like more information about the PM&R Residency Program, please contact: 

Mr. Dennis Lawney
Program Coordinator
DennisJ.lawney@chsli.org
(631) 474-6349

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