What about years 1 and 2?drvlad2004 said:Some of NYCOM's best characteristics:
1. A great variety of clinical training sites, throughtout the tri-state area inlcuding PA, for 3rd and 4th year clerkships.
2. You can do many electives and selectives, as well as EM and radiology, outside of NYCOM, during your 4th year.
3. An outstanding dean of students, Dr. Ross-Lee. She means business when it comes to putting the school in the right direction.
4. Year after year, NYCOM students match very well into good residencies.
5. Within close proximity (a 30 train ride) to Manhattan.
Pertaining to the Hamptons, I don't think most of us will be able to afford that area even when we become physicians. The summertime in the Hamptons are fun though.
Actually, if you take the train from nearby areas such as Port Washington, Mineola, and Greenvale, then it is a 30 min train ride. Driving into the city is completely different story depending on the time of day. From Massapequa (where I live), it takes slightly less than than hour if you go by train.Cowboy DO said:Youre kidding yourself. It takes an hour, maybe a little less if your lucky.
Thank you for your reply, oceandoc.oceandocDO said:I think PM&R in general has gotten much more popular over the past few years. It's got a great lifestyle, the residency isnt bad at all, you can specialize in things like sports med or pain management make a bundle, and the outlook for the profession as the baby boomers age with an increasing life expectancy is going to throw a ton of patients and work in the direction of rehabilitation. What may have killed a patient 20 years ago now may not, hence rehab is of more importance.
PM&R loves DOs too, as they're already trained in much of the biomechanics that are stressed throughout residency.
PublicHealth said:Thank you for your reply, oceandoc.
When you say "great lifestyle" and "residency isn't bad at all," what exactly do you mean? How many hours do PM&R docs typically work during residency? What is a typical call schedule? (Maybe I should post this in the PM&R forum!)