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PM&R for IMG/FMG

Discussion in 'PM&R' started by picolo, Nov 12, 2005.

  1. picolo

    picolo Junior Member
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    hi everyone,
    i am a foreign medical graduate interested in PM&R residency, i want to find about FMG friendly PM&R programs (specially in NJ, NY), and their minimum requirments (USMLE scores , US clinical experience ,...) ,and if they provide opportunities for observership...
    could anyone help me please ??
    thanks
     
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  3. cyanocobalamin

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    I think NJ may be tough, there are only two programs. UMDNJ-NJMS (frequently called Kessler) has one IMG in their 3 classes - most of their residents are from UMDNJ-NJMS, and UMDNJ-RWJMS (aka JFKJRI) has none in their 3 classes (about half of their residents are from UMDNJ-RWJMS).

    NY has more opportunities, as it is the state with the most programs.
     
  4. picolo

    picolo Junior Member
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    thanks cyanocobalamin,do u think i can get observership in those programs ?or may be you have any advise for me to increase my chance ?
    thanks a lot
     
  5. euroboy98

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    NY is definitely your best option. I know for a fact that, at least, Columbia/Cornell and Mt. Sinai have offered observerships in the recent past (within the last year). Try to contact their program coordinators; FREIDA is a good option. Hope this helps!
     
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    what is an observership?
     
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    It is very similar to a clinical rotation, however the observer, is usually a graduate already and can not be involved in any clinical care. He/she literally "observes" and participates academically during their time with the team.
     
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    Hi Picolo,

    I did a clinical rotation at Albert Einstein in the Bronx and during my time there, I met with about 2 to 3 people who were doing observerships there. I would definitely think about approaching AECOM first.

    Good luck. Oh also, I believe Harvard/Spaulding allows people to do observerships, however they have a pretty steep fee for them. I would check their website for more details.
     
  9. picolo

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    thanks euroboy98 and thanks parmed ,

    this is really helpfull ,,,i asked kessler for observership and they actually told me that they don't have such thing , and told me i have to have malpractice insurance coverage , well as know an observer is not allwoed to touch the patients , then how possibly i have to be insured !!???
     

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