Walter Reed Army Medical Center PM&R

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  1. lamaupin

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    Hi all,
    Does anyone have any info on Walter Reed PM&R program?
    Call schedule, rotations, etc?
    also, does anyone know if it is good?
    I saw their website but it was most uninformative.
    Thanks so much!
     
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    you have to be in the armed forces. are you?
     
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    Hello,
    Thank you for your reply.
    Yes, I am active duty military.
    anything you know would be most helpful.
    Thanks!
     
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    Thank you. I may just do that, and I am encouraged that you said everyone was very pleasant and helpful.
    Thanks again.
     
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    I'm a Walter Reed PM&R grad.
    1. The call schedule:
    That's kind of complicated because WR residents rotate at 3 outside/civilian rehab hospitals in addition to the in house rotations. In house call is home call and isn't too bad. The outside rotations have in house call 1-2x/week.

    2. The rotaton: the rotation for medical students is pretty chill. 2weeks of outpt (shadowing) and 2weeks of inpatient (no call and no wknds); during residency - challenging PGY-2 yr (primarily inpt rotations, like TBI, stroke, neuro/general); pgy3-4: primarily outpt (EMG, outpatient Ortho, sports, MSK/US, Rheum, and Peds) and inpt (Peds and Spinal Cord)
    Great staff. Top notch EMG training (most residents score high on EMG related topics on insevice and boards)
     
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    I did a few months at WRAMC PM&R and did an internship at NNMC. I loved the program, and here are the highlights.

    -unbelievable staff. Feels like a family...very well supported
    -excellent residents who are very down to earth
    -elite poly trauma experience
    -very good outpatient with unlimited resources...very supportive of OMT, acupuncture, dry needling. You name it and they are supportive
    -elite didactics
    -unbelievable multidisciplary outpatient TBI clinic with world renown mental health providers and Neurologists
    -excellent didactics...you even get frequent MSK Radiology through Rads
    -I don't know if this has changed since the budget crunch, but good research opportunities. NIH is literally across the street
    -Bethesda is a fantastic town for singles and families...best public schools in the country
    -elite EMG...one of the best in the country...Sinai and Georgetown rotate through
    -affiliated with both Georgetown and Sinai, so very good outside rotations to fill the gaps of what isn't available at WRNMMC.
    -the best patients in the world...the most deserving of care

    If WRNMMC was a civilian program it would be in the "big 6"...easily. Pretty special place. I'm still bumbed that I can't go being Navy.
     
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    the OP has already finished med school, intership, residency and fellowship by now.
     
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    j4pac PM&R resident
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    Still a useful thread...assuming the OP isn't the last person to apply to WRNMMC.
     
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