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1) How did you find out about PM&R?
2) Is/Was it your #1 specialty of choice for the match or was it a back up?
3) Where do you see the field going in the next 15 years?
4) What area of PM&R do you enjoy the most & why?
5) If you did/could not do PM&R, what specialty would you be doing?
 

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1) How did you find out about PM&R?
2) Is/Was it your #1 specialty of choice for the match or was it a back up?
3) Where do you see the field going in the next 15 years?
4) What area of PM&R do you enjoy the most & why?
5) If you did/could not do PM&R, what specialty would you be doing?

1) From a classmate in my 3rd year of Med school.
2) My only choice
3) I could see regenerative Med taking off in outpatient, and I could see impatient and subacute rehab being in higher demand.
4) I could see myself doing anything in the field and hope to have a diverse practice. I couldn't do inpatient at a facility like Mayo full time...the patients are too sick and the work would take a toll on me.
5) I'd quit medicine...let my wife continue to do the doctor thing, teach, and coach baseball.
 

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1) How did you find out about PM&R?
2) Is/Was it your #1 specialty of choice for the match or was it a back up?
3) Where do you see the field going in the next 15 years?
4) What area of PM&R do you enjoy the most & why?
5) If you did/could not do PM&R, what specialty would you be doing?

1) Shadowed a PM&R TBI specialist in undergrad. Meet a very happy PM&R resident as a MS3.
2) My only choice.
3) There will always be a role for PM&R to help in all stages of the patients care. From ICU to the home. The trend is moving away from pain to regenerative medicine (PRP, Stem cell) but this could also be short lived. Subacute (Rehab after hospital stay) is going to stay strong for many years to come. There is increased focus on quality of care and reducing cost and that is exactly what physiatrists are able to achieve in the post acute setting.
4) MSK, sports medicine, spine medicine, regenerative medicine, TBI etc. The one thing you can never pay me enough to do is inpatient rehab and being on call.
5) Family practice Sports Medicine, occupational health maybe Ortho surgery.
 
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Thanks for the responses. I think its interesting how people found out about it and why they enjoy it. It was always a question I asked my interviewers during the interview trail..
 

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1) From a classmate in my 3rd year of Med school.
2) My only choice
3) I could see regenerative Med taking off in outpatient, and I could see impatient and subacute rehab being in higher demand.
4) I could see myself doing anything in the field and hope to have a diverse practice. I couldn't do inpatient at a facility like Mayo full time...the patients are too sick and the work would take a toll on me.
5) I'd quit medicine...let my wife continue to do the doctor thing, teach, and coach baseball.

Regenerative medicine is probably my biggest interest in the medical field. I'm especially interested in the biology of skeletal muscle aging and preventing/reversing issues like sarcopenia. How would you rank PM&R in terms of specialties that will be most involved in this field?

Thanks for the input.
 
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