Name: Jeana Lyn Shelley
Undergraduate: Evangel University, Springfield, MO
Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Iowa); DO-13
Q: What first attracted you to Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation?
A: I shadowed a PM&R physician and thought his practice was a perfect combination of osteopathic manual manipulation and neurology (two of my top interests). I then attended the AOCPMR Student Conference in April 2011 which emphasized the different procedures commonly performed in PM&R and the importance of putting your hands on your patients for efficiently diagnosing and treating.
Q: Do you practice a specific specialty?
A: I am a third year medical student at Des Moines University.
Q: Why did you join AOCPMR?
A: I joined AOCPMR to become more involved with the specialty and get more information about PM&R while I am still in medical school. Also, PM&R emphasizes holistic medicine.
Q: What do you love about belonging to AOCPMR?
A: AOCPMR feels like a large family – everyone is encouraging to one another. Also, I won a free hotel stay for the AOCPMR Student Conference from AOCPMR!
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I love watching movies with my husband, playing with my two dogs and my cat, reading and working out.