info on NW fellowships (Oregon/Washington)

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  1. medolas

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    long time lurker here.

    anybody have any opinions/personal experience regarding the 3 NW programs? (UW, OHSU, Virginia Mason)
     
  2. Ichi

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    Interviewed at OHSU. Cancelled interview at UW. Rejected by VM.

    OHSU- Seemed like a solid program. Divided into Inpt consults/procedures, Clinic, and Interventions. People were super nice and very accomidating. They pay for a hotel. The director is very friendly and honest. Very open to other specialties although he did explain that they will strongly recruit anesthesia residents.
    In the end I knew the program wasn't right for me because I realized that I wanted to do a PM&R Musculoskeletal fellowship.

    UW- Cancelled because they wanted PM&R residents to do 3 months of Anesthesia on top of 12 months of pain. Also, reputation is that it is minimal on procedural experience.

    VM- Heard great things about procedure experience. But never had a PM&R resident go through the program Program well known for regional experience.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. mehul_25

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    A former PM&R resident that graduated from our program recently completed his pain fellowship at UW including the additional 3 months. He spoke very highly of it and feels that he received excellent training.
     
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