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agdoc04

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    What are the requirements that must be fulfilled to count for INtern year in PM&R?
    For example, x months inpatient + y months of critical care (CCU, MICU)

    I've been displaced to the Texas medical center due to Ike, and I am ready to either 1. get back to Galveston 2. Do electives somewhere not an hour drive, and 200 bucks a month to park.
    They are transitioning us back in, and I'm hoping that my Prelim medicine status can be manipulated to meet the above goals.
     

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      You need at least 6 months combined rotations that provide “clinical fundamentals”: IM, FM, surgery, peds, EM, OB/GYN. Llenroc is right – there is no formal ICU requirement, or even inpatient requirement per se. Theoretically, you could do 12 months of outpatient rotations. But since you are a lowly intern, you get assigned the grunt rotations, and your individual program will determine how much ICU time you get.
       
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        They're right agdoc04. I'm doing NO inpatient medicine wards or ICU/CCU. And I believe you can only do 8 weeks of non-patient-contact work...this was important b/c my program does each rotation by calendar month (not 4 week blocks). This meant I could only do one radiology rotation b/c it's technically 4.3 weeks each. A research month would be included as no patient contact as well. That's the only stipulation I know of (and of course the 6 months of medicine/surgery.
         

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          And I believe you can only do 8 weeks of non-patient-contact work... A research month would be included as no patient contact as well. That's the only stipulation I know of (and of course the 6 months of medicine/surgery.

          Hi, where can I find more information regarding this?

          I am trying to plan my TY.

          thank you
           

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            Anyone know of other PM&R programs with strong outpatient focus during PGY-1 besides LSU?


            I think Michigan state offers some PM&R time for interns. I know there are various schools of thought on TY's / intern years and a lot of PM&R folks shoot for the easiest one they can find. You may regret that at 2 am on the rehab unit. I would advise a solid intern year (not an abusive one though either).
             

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              Anyone know of other PM&R programs with strong outpatient focus during PGY-1 besides LSU?


              University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio(my alma) typically has pretty good outpatient months during PGY1. But that's because the Intern year is spread over 2 yrs, so you get to do PM&R during the first year as well as some other off service outpatient months. And the "Inpatient" PM&R months usually have outpatient clinic anyway...so it's never really an "Inpatient Only" experience.
               
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