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Puerto Rico EM Residency s/p Maria

Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by cubanlink, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Perfect Hair Day

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    Just some food for thought: Are the EM programs in PR accepting entering classes for 2018? I'm just kind of wondering if the strain from Maria has caused a cessation in non-essential clinical operations. I imagine it would be difficult for these programs to recruit residents to the island in general given the absence of power, but just wondering if there has been a complete shut-down of residency training and/or incoming residents for training given how thinly spread the island is for resources now.

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  3. Old_Mil

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    My neighbor is from there and has family there. She still can't call them because the cell towers are down and significant portions of the island have no power. I would imagine that getting the hospitals back on line would be a priority but have no other specific information about the situation there.

    There may be some advantages to living and working there.

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