AAMC Resources: Choices - The Careers in Medicine Newsletter
Choosing a medical specialty is one of the most significant decisions a
medical student will make. So the AAMC created Careers in Medicine®
(CiM), a career-planning program to help medical students. Click here to visit the Careers in Medicine®
Click here to access the April 2009 issue, Spotlight on Specialties: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R)Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS)
RREMS has been developed for medical students with strong research
interests. This program provides an exciting and structured research
experience while exposing the medical student to some of the most successful and
respected faculty mentors in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. RREMS is an eight-week summer externship offered to medical students between the first and second year of medical school with an attached stipend of $4,000. Click here for RREMS details and application instructions.
Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE)
MSSCE has been developed for medical students
with a strong desire for clinical experience in the field of PM&R and who
are eagerly seeking opportunities to see patients. This program aims to
provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient clinical exposure and to allow
students to explore the human side of patient care and the psychosocial
environments their patients face. Click here for MSSCE details and application instructions.
The Electrode Store Best Paper Competition
holds an annual best paper competition sponsored by The Electrode Store. There
is a category for residents, fellows, faculty and medical students. The winner
receives a complimentary Annual Meeting registration, a monetary award and the
opportunity to present their work at a plenary session during the AAP Annual
Meeting. Details and application instructions are posted in the Spring AAP Call
for Papers and Posters.
National PM&R Clerkship Listings
The AAP maintains a list of national PM&R Clerkships. Click here to access the listings.
PM&R Student Mentor ProgramAAPM&R has set up a mechanism by which medical students, medical
school interest groups, and medical schools can receive input from
PM&R physicians in the community. This includes a presence at
medical schools that do not have an in-house Physiatry Department or
associated residency. Click here for details.
The Medical Student Interest Group Guidebook
The AAP Residents/Fellows Council (RFC) developed a Student Interest Group Guideline with the goal of making the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation more recognizable to medical students.
James Wyss, MD, PT, Steve Yoon, MD and Jiaxin Tran, MD, Past members of the RFC
Access the guideline here: "Medical
Student Interest Group Guidebook”.
Thanks to James Wyss, MD, PT, Dr. Steve Yoon, and Dr. Jiaxin Tran, past RFC members, for their hard work on this
The Medical Student Interest Group Newsletter
The AAP Residents/Fellows Council (RFC) developed a Student Interest Group Newsletter with the purposes including: to introduce students to
PM&R, to allow the sharing of ideas for enhancing existing SIGs (such as
workshops, lectures and volunteer activities), to inspire students to start a
SIG at their own medical institution, and to encourage PM&R departments to reach
out to their affiliated medical schools and SIGs.
2012 SIG Newsletter 2011 SIG Newsletter
Other ResourcesClick here to access view a PDF of the powerpoint slides "An introduction to Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation", a presentation developed by the AAP and APEC in April 2012.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a copy of the powerpoint file (.ppx).
Click here to view a youtube developed by AAPMR "Learn about PM&R From Practicing Physiatrists":