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Hi I am new PMR resident at univ. Miami. I would appreciate if you give advice how to use effectively my Book fund of 1100 dollars.How is Passor Intervitional spine workshop. I am interested in Pain fellowship. Your input is appreciated. thanks.
 

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mohanl said:
Hi I am new PMR resident at univ. Miami. I would appreciate if you give advice how to use effectively my Book fund of 1100 dollars.How is Passor Intervitional spine workshop. I am interested in Pain fellowship. Your input is appreciated. thanks.
I will leave the book fund discussion to others, but if you are interested in a pain fellowship, please do NOT waste your money on weekend courses. That is what your year-long fellowship is for.
 

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I'll second PAZ's comments. The weekend courses differ in their quality and might be useful for brushing up on some skills but are low yield for most residents particularly those early in their training.

As far as books are concerned, I cut and paste a compilation of books from another thread highlighting books of particular relevance for pain/spine.

1. Anatomic Guide for the Electromyographer: the Limbs & Trunk, by A. Perotto – Paz5559
2. Baby Braddom - Staydin
3. Braddom – Stinky Tofu
4. Clinical Orthopedic Rehabilitation by S. Brent Brotzman and Kevin E. Wilk (reader friendly) – bbbmd
5. Cuccurullo board review
6. Delisa – finally M3
7. Dr. Tan's Practical Manual of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Diagnostics, Therapeutics, and Basic Problems - Da’ Physiatrist, PM&Radam
8. Easy EMG-by Lyn Weiss/Julie Silver – Pain Specialist
9. Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle: Priciples and Practice, by J. Kimura – Paz5559
10. Electrodiagnostic Medicine by Dumitru et al. (also on CD) – drvlad2004, Staydin
11. Electromyography and Neuromuscular disorders by Preston/Shapiro – Pain Specialist, PM&Radam
12. EMG Basics by Steve Gnatz - Staydin
13. EMG in Clinical Practice: A Case Study Approach, by Katirji – Paz5559
14. EMG Secrets – Digable Cat
15. Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care- Walter B., Md. Greene – bbbmd
16. Essentials of PMR by Jackson – Styadin, PM&Radam
17. Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by Susan Garrison – drvlad2004
18. Hoppenfeld's Examination of the Spine and Extremities - Stinky Tofu, Wcrisp, Digable Cat, Da’ Physiatrist, Staydin, bbbmd
19. Hoppenfelds Orthopaedic Neurology: A Diagnostic Guide to Neurologic Levels – Digable Cat
20. Lennard's Pain Procedures for Clinical Practice - Stinky Tofu
21. Magee's Orthopedic Physical Assessment - Stinky Tofu, bbbmd, finally M3
22. Manual of PM&R by Christopher Brammer/M. Catherine Spires - electra
23. Netter's Atlas of Orthopaedic Anatomy (about as big as Secrets, combination of Netter plates and the Ciba atlas collection) – Wcrisp, Digable Cat
24. Ortho version of Tarascon Pocket copoeia – Staydin
25. PASSOR Musculoskeletal Physical Examination Competencies List - http://www.aapmr.org/passor/education/msklists.htm - bbbmd
26. PM&R Pocketpedia by Howard Choi – da’ physiatrist, Digable Cat, Staydin, caedmon, macman
27. PM&R Secrets – Naraku, drvlad2004, Da’ Physiatrist, PM&Radam,
28. The Low Back Pain Handbook, by Andrew J. J. Cole, and Stanley A. Herring – Digable Cat29. The Rehabilitation of People With Spinal Cord Injury by Nesaturai – caedmon, macman
30. The Rehabilitation of People with Traumatic Brain Injury by Woo and Nesathurai – caedmon, macman
31. The Savarese OMT review and DiGiaviaoni texts – Staydin
32. Daniels and Worthington's Muscle Testing: Techniques of Manual Examination

Other books to consider are

ISIS Guidelines
Malanga Musculoskeletal Physical Examination
Bogduk Clinical Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine and Sacrum
Pain Management Secrets
Waldman (various titles; i.e. Atlas of Interventional Pain, Interventional Pain, Physical Diagnosis of Pain)
Fenton Image-Guided Spine Intervention
Rathmell Atlas of Image-Guided Intervention
Ramamurthy Decision Making in Pain Managment
Warfield Principles & Practice of Pain Management
Raj Radiographic Imaging for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
Benzon Essentials of Pain Medicine and Regional Anesthesia
Ballantye Mass General Handbook of Pain Management
Wallace Pain Medicine and Management Just the Facts

Textbooks;

Wall & Melzack
Bonica
Weiner's Pain Management

Just a short list to consider, hopefully others will chime in with their opinions and recommendations.
 
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mohanl said:
Hi I am new PMR resident at univ. Miami. I would appreciate if you give advice how to use effectively my Book fund of 1100 dollars.How is Passor Intervitional spine workshop. I am interested in Pain fellowship. Your input is appreciated. thanks.
The PASSOR workshop is quite good, but not worth the money for a resident. Spend your $1100 on books. You may be able to get most of the essential ones for residency on this amount.
 

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The other thing to consider is attending a good comprehensive PM&R Review Course at a PGY-2 in order to get a good broad overview of the field with quality didactics in a condensed amount of time. Ditto for a good Pain Medicine review too.
 
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Thanks all of you for your suggestions.Drusso do you mean PGY2 or 2 nd year PMR.
Thanks
 
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