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Academic pain fellowships

Discussion in 'Pain Medicine' started by Idon'tknow??, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. Idon'tknow??

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    Does your academic program feel like an academic oriented university program or a community hospital? The program where I am currently is a very well-known university program, and it seems like a community hospital with very little teaching. Is this typical of pain fellowships?
     
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    What's a hospital for?:D
    There are plenty of people who hurt outside the hospital.:rolleyes:
    Teaching is 100% shouldered by your attending physicians.:idea:
    They can only teach what they know.:confused:
    They will bias your practice with their strengths and weaknesses- if they do not do cervical transforaminals- you probably will not either. If they do lots of stim, you will do lots of stim. If they are entrenched with an academic mindset (socialized medicine, can't see more than 8 patients in a day or do more than 4 procedures a day)- then you are screwed.:cool:

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    Any other thoughts about the level of teaching in pain fellowships?
     

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