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The Education Committee is pleased to present these new podcasts for residents, fellows and medical students interested in pursuing a career in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Upcoming podcasts may include such topics as deciding between academic and private practice, how to choose career and research mentors, how to choose a fellowship, billing and coding, job search/contract negotiation, how to choose a residency program, and more! If you have any ideas for future podcasts, send them to aap@physiatry.org. We would love to hear from you! Enjoy!

 

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Career Opportunities in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Pain Medicine

Posted By Leigh Patrick, Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This is a Q&A with Dr. Danielle Perret, Associate Dean for Graduate and Medical Education and an interventional physiatrist, board-certified in pain medicine and physical medicine rehabilitation.  She is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of PM&R at the University of California, Irvine.  This podcast is moderated by Dr. Alice Hon, a Spinal Cord Injury Fellow at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and a member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists’ Education Committee.

Podcast Overview

During the podcast, Dr. Hon and Dr. Perret discuss the following topics:

  • Pain management academic career options
  • The differences between an anesthesiology fellowship program and a physical medicine rehabilitation-based pain management fellowship program
  • Recommendations & resources for trainees interested in pain management
  • What attributes Pain Management Fellowship Directors look for in a candidate
  • Fellowship application process and timeline

 

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Career Options in Academic Medicine for Graduating Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residents

Posted By Leigh Patrick, Friday, June 12, 2015
Updated: Friday, June 12, 2015

 

 

 

Dr. Alice Hon, a spinal cord injury fellow at Kessler Institute and a member of the AAP Residents and Fellows council, interviews Dr. Michael Boninger, a professor and endowed chair in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Podcast Overview

The Q&A will cover:

  • A recommendation to trainees interested in academic medicine/administration
  • What resources in mentorship are available for trainees interested in academic medicine
  • Advice to trainees interested in becoming a residency or fellowship program director
  • Job opportunities available in academic medicine

 

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FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: BRAIN INJURY MEDICINE

Posted By Leigh Patrick, Thursday, June 11, 2015

 

Dr. Alice Hon, a spinal cord injury fellow at Kessler Institute and a member of the AAP Residents and Fellows Council, interviews Dr. Brian Greenwald, the Medical Director of Center for Head Injuries and the Associate Medical Director of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute.

Podcast Overview

Dr. Hon and Dr. Greenwald will discuss:

  • Reasons to consider a brain injury medicine fellowship
  • The difference between an ACGME-accredited brain injury medicine fellowship and a non-ACGME accredited fellowship
  • Career opportunities after an ACGME-accredited brain injury medicine fellowship
  • The future of brain injury medicine rehabilitation training programs 

 

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Tags:  ACGME  brain injury  Greenwald 

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Fellowship Opportunities: Spinal Cord Injuries

Posted By Candace Street, Thursday, June 11, 2015
Updated: Thursday, June 11, 2015

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Dr. Alice Hon, a spinal cord injury fellow at Kessler Institute and a member of the AAP Residents and Fellows Council, interviews Dr. Sunil Sabharwal, Director of the Harvard Medical School/VA/Spaulding Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship Program, and Chief of Spinal Cord Injury at the VA Boston Healthcare System.

 Podcast Overview

 During the podcast, Dr. Hon and Dr. Sabharwal discuss the following topics:

  •  History and description of SCI Rehabilitation
  • Is SCI a good fit for the Resident
  • Recommendations for those interested in the field and ACGME requirements
  • Benefits of a SCI Fellowship

 

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Tags:  Fellowships  PM&R  rehabilitation  SCI  spinal cord injury 

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Fellowship Opportunities: Pediatric Rehabilitation

Posted By Candace Street, Friday, May 22, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

                                                                                             

Dr. Alice Hon, a spinal cord injury fellow at Kessler Institute and a member of the AAP Residents and Fellows Council, interviews  Dr. Katherine Bentley.  Dr. Bentley is a pediatric physiatrist at Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Jersey.  She is the Director of Pediatric Chronic Pain Management Program.

Podcast Overview                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Todays Q & A includes:

  • Pediatric Rehabilitation Opportunities
  • What Does Pediatric Rehab entail?
  • Fellowship Opportunities and Benefits
  • Pediatrics Sports Medicine

 

    

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Tags:  Bentley  board certification  children  Fellowship  Pain  Pediatric Board  Pediatrics  Rehabilitation  Research  training 

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Career Opportunities in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Financial Issues Affecting Trainees

Posted By Candace Street, Thursday, May 21, 2015
Updated: Thursday, May 21, 2015
                                                                                                      

Dr. Alice Hon, a spinal cord injury fellow at Kessler Institute and a member of the AAP Residents and Fellows Council, interviews Dr. Michael Mallow, Assistant Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University.

Podcast Overview

This Q&A will discuss the following topics:

  • The financial issues that affect trainees
  • Recommendations to trainees with loans
  • Financial investments recommendations
  • Life Insurance versus Whole Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance

                      



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Fellowship Opportunities: Research

Posted By Candace Street, Friday, May 1, 2015

Career Opportunities in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Research in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

 

 

Q&A with Dr. John Whyte, Director of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Director of the Responsiveness Program at Drucker Brain Injury Center, both a physiatrist specializing in brain injury and a cognitive psychologist conducting research on cognitive impairments resulting from brain injury, and the Associate Program Director of the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP), a research career development program for young physiatrists. Moderated by Dr. Alice Hon, a Spinal Cord Injury Fellow at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and a member of the Association of Academic Physiatrists’ Education Committee.



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Fellowship Opportunities: Cancer Rehabilitation

Posted By Candace Street, Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Updated: Friday, May 1, 2015
 

Dr. Alice Hon, a spinal cord injury fellow at Kessler Institute and a member of the AAP Residents and Fellows Council, interviews Dr. Michael Stubblefield, a professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Medical Director of Cancer Rehabilitation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation about Fellowship opportunities and cancer rehabilitation.

Podcast Overview
During the podcast, Dr. Hon and Dr. Stubblefield discuss the following topics:

  • History and description of cancer rehabilitation
  • Different experiences in cancer rehabilitation
  • Recommendations for residents interested in the field
  • Resources available for those applying for fellowships

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Tags:  breast cancer  chemotheraphy  lymphedema  oncology  Stubblefield 

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Contract Negotiation

Posted By Candace Street, Monday, April 20, 2015
Updated: Friday, May 1, 2015

Dr. Alice Hon, a spinal cord injury fellow at Kessler Institute and a member of the AAP Residents and Fellows Council, interviews Monica Malhotra, an attorney with over ten years of experience in contract negotiations for residents and fellow physicians. 

Podcast Overview
During the podcast, Dr. Hon and Monica Malhotra discuss the following topics:

  • The process of contract negotiations                      
  • Expertise an attorney provides and recommendations as to who should obtain an attorney
  • The optimal point in the job negotiations to involve an attorney
  • What aspects of a contract trainees should be particularly aware of when entering negotiations to trainees
  • Restrictive covenant and non-compete clauses

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Training Opportunities: Fellowships

Posted By Candace Street, Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Updated: Monday, December 15, 2014

Dr. Alice Hon, a spinal cord injury fellow at Kessler Institute and a member of the AAP Residents and Fellows Council, interviews Dr. Susan Garstang, MD  did her residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, did a spinal cord injury fellowship at Kessler Institute. She spent six years at UT Southwestern, four years of that as Program Director. Now, in New Jersey as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education at the VA.

Podcast Overview
During the podcast, Dr. Hon and Dr. Garstang discuss the following topics:

  • Types of fellowships are available
  • Recommendations to trainees deciding between ACGME versus non-accredited fellowships
  • Physical Medicine Rehabilitation fellowship
  • Research fellowships

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Sports Medicine vs. Sports and Spine Fellowship

Posted By Amy Schnappinger, Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Updated: Friday, September 26, 2014
   

Dr. Alice Hon, a spinal cord injury fellow at Kessler Institute and a member of the AAP Residents and Fellows Council, interviews Dr. Michael Mallow, assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine of Thomas Jefferson University about Sports Medicine vs. Sports and Spine Fellowships.

Podcast Overview
During the podcast, Dr. Hon and Dr. Mallow discuss the following topics:

  • ACGME accredited v.s non-accredited fellowships
  • The structure of both accredited and non-accredited fellowships
  • The pros and cons of sports medicine vs. spine fellowships
  • Recommendations for residents interested in the field
  • Resources available for those applying for fellowships


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