The JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute (JRI) in Edison, New Jersey serves as the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of the UMDNJ-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 the JFK Medical Center.
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:
- The largest outpatient pediatric rehabilitation program in New Jersey
- A large day rehabilitation hospital
- A comprehensive Prosthetics and Orthotics Laboratory
- Three outpatient sites serving musculoskeletal and industrial rehabilitation clients
- Several subacute rehabilitation programs
- A large electrodiagnostic 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 Medical Center. Residents are involved in consults, EMGs, and other activities.
Upon graduation from the program, residents are prepared for a career in all clinical settings, in academic medicine or in research.