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advice for MS1 interested in PM&R

Discussion in 'PM&R' started by rs_braves, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. rs_braves

    rs_braves Member
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    Hi all,

    I am a first year student at PCOM-Georgia, a brand new osteopathic school in Duluth, GA (greater Atlanta). Several of us in the school are interested in rehab and related fields. I was thinking of starting an PM&R club at our school. I was wondering if any of you had advice to what our club could do to attract attention of PM&R residency programs in the area. I noticed Emory is a very D.O friendly program. I have tried to contact certain members through the Mentor Search Engine with no luck.

    For those of you who had Rehab related clubs at your school, what were your normal activities? I would like to get certain Rehab and Pain Specialists in the area to come talk to us but I have not found a comprehensive listing of those that I may contact. Any additional advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Raj
     
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  3. PMR TX MS

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    Wow, first years starting out in PMR. It's a big switch from the days of old. :)

    We actually started a PMR interest group at my school. But it'll be a bit different because there's a PMR program at the school I attend. We hold meetings once a month. The first meeting we have the program director give an overview of PMR. Then in subsequent months we have a variety of things from teaching physical exam skills pertinent to PMR (such as the MSK or neuro exams), having patients who have been cared for by a physiatrist talk about their experiences, take students into different clinics, etc. It all depends on the interest level of the people there. It's easier to accomplish because we're fortunate to have a PMR program at the school. But this is my two cents. If you want to discuss further, let me know.
     
  4. Atlantic

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    I don't have any experience with a PM&R club but I would recommend that everyone in your group become med student members of the AAPMR. Then try to go to the national conferences as a group so you can network. They had a great presentation for med students in Philly this year. Also, you'll receive a membership directory that may help you find local physiatrists.
     
  5. cyanocobalamin

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    Next year's conference is in Hawai'i.
     
  6. axm397

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    not sure if there will be a med student "course" in Hawaii - but will keep you guys posted. Most definitely should have one in Boston ;)
     
  7. rs_braves

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    Thanks for all your guys advice.

    I have been able to get a couple people willing to come talk. I'll plan on becoming a member of AAPMR.

    Thanks again,

    Raj
     
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    I would look to see if your school has any clincal faculty that are physiatrists, sometimes in smaller places, they are in the neuro or ortho department. They maybe able to help with local guidance.

     

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