The Harkness Center for Dance Injuries is a leader in the field of dance medicine education. In addition to offering regular CME courses since its inception in 1989, the Center has twice served as the host for the Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (1993, 2002) and is the annual medical education sponsor for the Emergency Fund for Student Dancers Organization.
Orthopaedic Residencies and Fellowships
As part of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Residency Program, medical residents and sports fellows are given an opportunity to become familiar with dance injuries during an eight-week or six-month clinical rotation, (respectively). Residents and Fellows accompany the Center’s medical Attendings during dance clinics where they co-evaluate and treat the dancer's injuries. Incoming residents receive a packet of required readings which will familiarize them with the unique presentation and etiology of dance injuries as well as injury trends and epidemiologic factors associated with injury rates. Lectures by the Harkness Center’s attending orthopaedic staff are a regular part of the residents' academic schedule. Continuing medical education courses and lectures on topics related to dance medicine are made available to the orthopaedic and medical attending community.
As a teaching hospital, the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries at the NYU Langone Medical Center welcomes medical students and visiting international physicians to participate in a non-credit, academic observation. This academic observation is geared towards medical professionals who are interested in learning more about the unique discipline of Dance Medicine. Applicants may request a one day to fourteen day observation of our programs and/or services. The observing doctor is permitted to accompany the Harkness Center’s medical Attendings at dance clinics, and may be able to observe the physical therapy and outreach programs, if applicable. Additional observation may also be possible at the Attendings’ private offices, by special arrangement, and as space permits. Observation of surgery is usually not possible. We require observational requests to be submitted a minimum of two months prior to the requested date in order to make the appropriate arrangements.
You may send observational requests to email@example.com or contact Leigh Heflin at 212-460-0153.
Physical Therapy Mentorship*
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The professional research mentorship allows students or post-graduate professionals to gain experience in our state-of-the-art research facility. This mentorship position lasts 6 to 12 months. If a longer or shorter amount of time is requested, please note this in the initial inquiry and a decision will be made based upon complete review of the applicant’s experience and availability. This mentorship program may include experiences such as grant writing, HIPAA compliance, literature review, subject recruitment, data analysis and interpretation, and research writing and publication. Mentorship positions have a rolling admission. To apply please e-mail the completed Professional Research Mentorship Application to the firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information please contact Leigh Heflin at 212-460-0153 or E-mail email@example.com
*Written expression of interest in our educational programs does NOT guarantee placement. Eligibility for acceptance to our programs depends upon submission of application and selection by committee, after review of your curriculum vitae, telephone or in-person interview, rigorous review of your professional and personal references, and compatibility with program mission and schedule. All volunteer and educational affiliate programs at our facility are non-paying positions.