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From a family practitioner to the most sophisticated neurologists, JFK Medical Center's staff includes some of the most highly respected physicians in the northeast. For a referral to a JFK physician, click here.
The Johnson Rehabilitation Institute (JRI) in Edison, New Jersey serves as the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. JRI is nationally known for its comprehensive rehabilitation programs that maximize independence in adults and children with disabilities and is a major component of JFK Health.
JRI's three-year Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program in central NJ enjoys a distinguished reputation based on its comprehensive curriculum and ability to attract potential residents from all over the country. Four residents are accepted for each year of the program, which encompasses a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and didactic experiences.
JRI's patient mix includes a substantial number of patients with traumatic brain injuries, a large stroke population, post-surgical orthopedic patients, spinal cord injury patients, prosthetic and orthotic patients, neuromuscular, cardiac, pain and trauma patients. In addition, JRI has:
- A large outpatient Spasticity Clinic
- The largest outpatient pediatric rehabilitation program in New Jersey including EIP services provided in the community
- A comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics Laboratory
- Several outpatient sites serving neurological, vestibular, musculoskeletal, amputee and industrial rehabilitation clients
- Several sub-acute rehabilitation programs
- A large electro-diagnostics program
All of these elements contribute to rich, diverse residency experiences throughout the three years. During the third year of residency, residents spend time in the two tertiary care university hospitals in New Brunswick, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and St. Peter's University Hospital. Residents are involved in consults, EMGs, the Trauma Service and other activities.
Upon graduation from the program, residents are prepared for a career in all clinical settings, in academic medicine or in research.