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2018-2019 PM&R Away Rotations

Discussion in 'PM&R' started by claner1, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. claner1

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    Hey all! 3rd year med student from TX applying to PM&R this fall. SDN has been hugely helpful for me throughout pre-med/med school so I thought I'd start a discussion thread as many of us start to plan away rotations. Hope to build a resourceful community on here as we trek through this whole process together. I'm hoping we can flood each others' questions regarding all things VSAS/timeline/stats/program characteristics/student expectations/etc.

    Just to note, places I'm applying for are:
    Spaulding
    Mayo
    UW
    RIC
    Stanford
    UTSW

    I've already confirmed a spot at Stanford for Oct 22- Nov 16.

    Looking forward to hearing from all you PM&R applicants, and here's to our 4th year friends who find out where they'll match in 3 days.
     
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  3. pmrhopeful

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    Just a heads up that an away at Stanford doesn't guarantee an interview
     
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  4. claner1

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    Thanks, I've heard the same. Apparently they interview pretty sparsely.
     
  5. claner1

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    Have you done an away here? If so, curious what your experience was.
     
  6. theriverman

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    I have one scheduled for UNC Charlotte and am about to send in some more applications on VSAS. Frustrated that all the programs I'm interested in open tomorrow at the latest except for UAB which is my number 1.

    Looking at Vandy, Minnesota, Wake, Kansas, Tennessee, Emory, Brown, Kentucky. Really trying to stay in the SE but a few other programs that are open on VSAS caught my eye.
     
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  7. claner1

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    Nice -- I wasn't aware Brown had a PM&R residency? And are you going to Carolinas Charlotte or UNC Chapel Hill?
     
  8. Mona nucleosis

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    My school allow 3 rotations in one field so I applied to LSU, UNC, UW on vsas, waiting for response.

    Have one rotation set up at home hospital with an inpatient pm&r doc, but no residency here :(
     
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  9. ChiSox

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    They don’t. Neither does Wake or Tennessee. If you’re trying to stay in SE would stick to aways with residencies.
     
  10. Mona nucleosis

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    Update: back to back rejections from all of the UNC spots within a span of 30 seconds :(
     
  11. claner1

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    dang, sorry to hear! fingers crossed for the other two
     
  12. Dr. Bruce Banner

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    back to back rejections for away rotations??? that's kind of surprising to hear... if you don't mind, can you share your stats?
     
  13. Mona nucleosis

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    DO student, comlex ~500, usmle ~230
     
  14. DrLefty

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    Looks like you and I are trying some of the same places for aways. Not a huge fan of the timelines on some of these places. Most of them aren’t opening for apps until April or May.

    Have you heard any special tips for Minnesota, Tennessee, or Kentucky?


    Sent from my iPhone using SDN mobile
     
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    Wow you're right. Wake, Tennessee, and Brown all have electives listed on VSAS and I didn't even think to double check on ERAS to make sure they have residencies. I feel like a big dummy. I thought that Wake having a program seemed weird but I didn't double check. Thanks for the heads up.

    I honestly haven't heard a ton on a lot of programs. I'm pretty much flying by the seat of my pants because we don't have a home program.
     
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  17. goldfish91

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    I was told that spots are filling quickly at Carolinas Charlotte, so it is probably just a matter of not having any availability remaining. Your stats are better than mine, so I really doubt that's your issue. @theriverman - how long after initial contact about your app (i.e. emails from the coordinator) did you get an official offer on VSAS?
     
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    Maybe a week or two. They were very quick
     
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  19. Mona nucleosis

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    How bad is it to turn down a rotation on vsas? I got two offers for september but I dont wanna burn any bridges
     
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    From what I understand, it’s completely fine. The coordinators understand that things change quickly with our schedules, and as long as you let them know with plenty of advanced notice, they are very unlikely to hold it against you.

    In the future, however, it is probably ideal to withdraw any apps for rotations that you know you will not complete.
     
  21. PMRorBUST

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    been waiting on a few responses from host institutions. anyone hear back from Weill-Cornell or UCLA yet?
     
  22. claner1

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    Heard back from Mayo yesterday! Going in Sept!
     
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  23. Haxx

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    Congrats! :D
     
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    Same here! For August 27th - Sept 21st. See you there!
     
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    Congrats! when did you submit your application?
     
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    Congrats! When did you apply?
     
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    Thank you! I submitted March 26th.

    Best of luck!
     
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  28. claner1

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    I submitted March 16th for the April 1st deadline!
     
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  29. DrLefty

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    Looks like I got an invite to rotate at UK. Should be a lot of fun.
     
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