JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Receives Top Five-Star Rating for Residency Program

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Ratings Comes From Doximity, the Nation’s Leading Physician Network

Celebrating the publication of “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review” Third Edition.

For new doctors, selecting a residency program is one of the most important decisions they will make. We know our residency program is among the nation’s best in rehabilitation and we appreciate this recognition from Doximity.

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute has received Five Stars — the highest rating — for its Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program from Doximity, the leading network for American physicians.

The rating comes from Doximity’s Residency Navigator, which provides information about residency programs to medical school students who will be applying to residency programs.

More than 52,000 physicians have contributed nominations, ratings, and reviews. Residency Navigator combined their feedback with objective data on residency programs across 27 specialties. Residency Navigator also uses "alumni outcomes" analysis from analyzing the CVs and career paths of all U.S. physicians.

“This top rating is especially meaningful to us because it includes input from our peers,” said Sara Cuccurullo, MD, Medical Director of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and Chair and Residency Program Director. “For new doctors, selecting a residency program is one of the most important decisions they will make. We know our residency program is among the nation’s best in rehabilitation and we appreciate this recognition from Doximity.”

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) Residency Program is based out of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and the residents of the program are residents of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and JFK Medical Center. More than 150 residents and fellows have completed the program since it began more than 30 years ago.

Each year approximately 400 to 500 medical students apply for four spots in the program. For more than the past decade, residents have had a 100 percent pass rate on their written board examinations. The residents also have had a 100 percent placement to fellowship programs.

The residency has vibrant and engaged alumni, including many who now work as Medical Directors, Chairpersons and Residency and Fellowship Program Directors in rehabilitation programs across the nation. The residency program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review Textbook (Demos Publishing), widely used by doctors taking their boards in the specialty, was created at JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute and Dr. Cuccurullo is editor-in-chief.

The Leader in Providing Quality Rehabilitation Care

Since 1974, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute has developed programs in such specialties as stroke rehabilitation, orthopedic programs, fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, women's health, pediatrics and brain injury rehabilitation. In addition to providing inpatient adult rehabilitation services, the institute treats thousands of children and adults each year on an outpatient and short-term basis. Outpatient rehabilitation programs are provided in Edison and our facilities in Metuchen and Monroe. We also provide a variety of consulting, treatment, education, and advocacy for local companies, professionals and schools.

Our continuum of care assures patients of an integrated, personalized program that facilitates the recovery process and encourages family participation.

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute offers 94 inpatient beds in a separately licensed hospital that is attached to the Anthony M. Yelencsics Community Hospital. Together, they comprise JFK Medical Center, a private, not-for-profit community hospital. The JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute is accredited by the Joint Commission. The facility is also accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute is also licensed by the state of New Jersey as a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Hospital.

For additional information about our inpatient services please call (732) 321-7733.

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