MedicalBeast

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Hey,

I was wondering if there are any recommended books to read before/during the PM&R elective?

Thank you
 

RangerBob

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Hey,

I was wondering if there are any recommended books to read before/during the PM&R elective?

Thank you
There are a few good threads where books are discussed that you might find helpful. "PM&R books" should bring up a couple good threads.

PM&R Pocketpedia is the pocket book to have (I think there's a near-unanamous agreement on this). Personally, I used Grant Cooper's Essential Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation for more in-depth reading. Others seemed to really like PM&R Secrets, but I didn't find it useful--I just didn't like the format. Either one should be a great general synopsis of PM&R, so I'd just go with whatever format you prefer.

If you're doing a sub-specialty PM&R rotation (SCI, TBI, MSK, sports, etc.), then you could probably get a book more specific to one of those, but otherwise the Pocketpedia and one of the other two should be more than enough. I'd add an anatomy text as well, but most people already have those and hold onto them form first year.
 

Punkn

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Agree with Choi PM&R Pocketpedia. I actually like the older version more than the newer one, but YMMV. I did not like PM&R Secrets at all.

3 little books I really like for inpatient services are:
http://www.amazon.com/Rehabilitation-People-Traumatic-Brain-Injury/dp/0632045175
http://www.amazon.com/Essentials-Inpatient-Rehabilitation-Shanker-Mesathurai/dp/063204604X/ref=pd_sim_b_1
http://www.amazon.com/Rehabilitation-People-Spinal-Cord-Injury/dp/0632045264/ref=pd_sim_b_2

Don't spend a crazy amount of money on them (the prices can be high as they aren't in production anymore and are getting harder to find), but if you find them for a reasonable price, go for it.