Wednesday, October 19
701. You Are Here—Creating Your Path in the PM&R Specialty, Part 1
2 pm-3:15 pm
Charlotte H. Smith, MD (Session Director)
- Randy Awni—Miner/Mason & Associates
- Kathleen Bell, MD—UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Linda Farr—Farr Healthcare, Inc.
- Joe Stork—U.S. Physiatry
- Azlan Tariq, DO—Integrated Rehab Consultants, LLC
This course is designed for resident physicians beginning their professional careers in PM&R. Job search information to help guide resident physicians in creating their own path and preparing for physiatric practice will be provided. In addition to reviewing what AAPM&R has to offer residents starting their careers, experts and professionals who recruit PM&R physicians will discuss the different career opportunities open to physiatrists.
- Map a strategy for selecting the best practice setting based on skills and preferences.
- Identify resources available through AAPM&R and other entities for assistance with CV building/adapting, job coaching, contractual negotiations, and other essential job preparation needs.
- Recognize what alternative opportunities are available and what employers look for in a candidate.
- Assess how the current health care environment may impact job opportunities in PM&R.
702. You Are Here—Creating Your Path in the PM&R Specialty, Part 2
3:30 pm-5 pm
Charlotte H. Smith, MD (Session Director)
Practicing Physiatrist Panel
- Rachel Brakke, MD
- Steve Gnatz, MD
- Mike Lupinacci, MD
- Andre Panagos, MD
- Benjamin Brusch, MD
- Lisanne Cruz, MD
- Jared Worchel, DO
Continuing from Part 1 of this session, established physiatrists will give their perspectives on what to expect in the physiatry world today by citing their own personal experiences through a resident-lead panel discussion.
- Summarize what practices, hospitals, and other employers need in today’s market.
- Compare what established physiatrists look for now and in the future of physiatric practice.
- Identify the best predictions of how the Affordable Care Act will impact physiatry practices.
703. You Get What You Negotiate—Contracting for PM&R Physicians
5:15 pm-6:15 pm
Presented by the Hospital Corporation of America
There is no time like the present for residents to start preparing for their transition into practice! This presentation provides a quick overview of key topics to consider while completing their training.
- Identify strategies for negotiating your first contract.
- Summarize the pros and cons of different practice settings.
- Determine key questions to ask during interviews with prospective employers.
- Recognize how your total compensation will be determined.
Thursday, October 20
704. Training is Over, Now What? Practical Management Pearls for the Trainee in Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine
7:30 am-9 am
Jason Zaremski, MD (Session Director); Arthur Jason De Luigi, DO; Jonathan Finnoff, DO; Daniel Herman, MD, PhD
This session is geared for the current trainee (resident/fellow) with the intent to provide information on the aspects of non-clinical medicine that you might not learn during residency and/or fellowship. You will have the opportunity to hear from physicians who are team physicians at the high school, collegiate, professional, and Olympic levels.
- Develop a clinic that will include sports-related injuries.
- Describe the pros and cons of working with professional/Olympic athletes and teams.
- Recognize the challenges when working with colleagues trained in a different specialty, such as orthopedic surgeons.
705. Spinal Interventions for Residents
11:30 am-1 pm
D.J. Kennedy, MD (Session Director); Byron J. Schneider, MD
This course will cover an overview of spinal intervention techniques. Specifically, technical considerations of interventional spine procedures to enhance efficacy and mitigate risks. A recurring theme will be an evidence-based review of how proper utilization, technique, and research can improve interventional spine care as a field. It will also cover indications and ideal patient selection.
- Apply procedural techniques to mitigate risks during interventional spine procedures.
- Integrate evidence-based knowledge of proper indications and techniques into practice to improve outcomes and decrease risks.
- Interpret the current body of literature surrounding spine procedures.
- Recognize the importance of ongoing research, advocacy, and the role of registry data.
*Content is subject to change.