The Medical Student's Guide to PM&R
If you are about to start a PM&R rotation, there are a few things that you can do to prepare.
If you have PM&R rotations available at your institution, definitely take advantage of these opportunities, and speak with advisors, faculty, residents, or other students on the best way to schedule these rotations. If you are able to do more than 1 rotation, try to see different aspects of PM&R and diversify your experiences (outpatient and inpatient, musculoskeletal and neurorehabilitation, adults and pediatrics, etc.). If you are interested in doing away rotations at an outside institution, start this process early, at least 3-6 months in advance. Many institutions that accept rotating medical students have an application process, so check the PM&R residency websites for specific details and requirements. And if you do have PM&R at your institution, try and do a rotation there first before your scheduled away rotation.