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About the RFC

Welcome to the resident/ fellow council (RFC) Page

 

The Resident/ Fellow Council (RFC) represents all resident and fellow members of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).

A nationally elected board governs the RFC with a focus on developing and sustaining a vibrant resident body and advocating on behalf of all trainees.

Members of the RFC serve on various national AAP committees and help plan educational and networking sessions for the AAP's Annual Meeting,

serve on the AAP's Board of Trustees, and assist with the strategic mission of the AAP to support the needs of trainees, provide mentorship,

develop leaders in academic physiatry, and advance the specialty. 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHYSIATRY IN MOTION - The RFC newest online newsletter.


Leadership

Kunj Patel, RFC Chair 
  Charles Odonkor, RFC Past Chair 
Allison Bean, RFC Vice Chair    Melissa Kirk, RFC Secretary 
Brittany Snider, RFC Medical Student Affairs Represetative   Carrie Gold, RFC Technology Representative
 Laurie Dabaghian, RFC Advancement Representative   Reza Ehsanian, RFC Research Representative 

 Gary Panagiotakis, RFC Social Media Ambassador      Andrew Collins, RFC Fellow Representative  

ANNUAL MEETING

The RFC would like to personally invite you to join us at Physiatry '18, February 13-17, 2018 in Atlanta, GA.

We are confident that you will discover new opportunities, network and find mentors among the leading academic physiatrists,

and gain invaluable leadership experience. Remember, AAP members receive discounts on Annual Meeting registration.

If you are not already a member, become one today.

We hope to see everyone there! Register Now.

 


RFC Elections

Participate in the Resident/ Fellow Council and develop your leadership skills on a national level.

>> Click here to view list of positions

>> Click here to apply for an 2018-2019 RFC Position

Vice-Chair Application Deadline: January 1, 2018RFC Application Deadline: January 15, 2018

 


Medical student council

We are excited to announce the establishment of the first national PM&R Medical Student Council.

Highly motivated medical students interested in PM&R will represent medical student members of the

AAP and promote the field of PM&R to medical students throughout the country.

LEARN MORE


 

PHYSIATRY IN MOTION

The Resident/ Fellow Council's online newsletter Physiatry in Motion is released four times a year

and highlights various topics surrounding PM&R residency and fellowship.

The latest edition of the newsletter is available - CLICK HERE.  

 

 


Resident/ fellow resources 

fellowship directory

Residents can easily locate ACGME accredited fellowship programs through AAP's Fellowship Directory broken down by PM&R

subspecialties brain injury medicine, neuromuscular medicine, pain medicine,  pediatric rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, and sports medicine. 

Go to Fellowship Directory

 

RESeARCH BADGES

AAP members have access to online research and publication training modules developed specifically for in-training physiatrists

and young faculty. Completion of the modules will help you feel prepared to start your journey into rehabilitation research

(while strengthening your fellowship applications and CVs).

Learn More

 

MENTOR ON DEMAND PODCASTS

The AAP develops podcasts that discuss a variety of topics aimed at answering questions you may face during training such as choosing

mentors, choosing a fellowship, job searching and contract negotiations, the road to becoming a department chair, and more!

Listen to Podcasts Now

 

Virtual Campus

The AAP's Virtual Campus is your on-demand resource for comprehensive academic physiatry information and education, offering

continuing medical education (CME) articles published in AAP’s leading "blue journal, "The American Journal of Physical Medicine

& Rehabilitation, academic development podcasts, a step-by-step "Research Badges" guide to conducting research in physiatry

and publication, and Annual Meeting information.

Visit Virtual Campus Now

 

ESSENTIAL ARTICLES IN PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION

Collections of “Essential Articles” were compiled by Dr. Gerard Francisco and a group of PM&R program directors and residents.

The original collection included publications from 1980-2003. The second collection includes publications from 2004-2010.

 

LECTURES

 

OTHER RESOURCES

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RESIDENT/ FELLOW RESOURCES

PM&R Interest Groups
Research opportunities 
PM&R Fairs

 

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Top Row - From Left to Right: Ryan Mattie, MD (Stanford), Brittany Snider, DO (Mayo Clinic), Andrew Collins, MD, MA (Cincinnati Children's), Reza Ehsanian, MD (Stanford), 

 Allison Bean, MD, PhD (Mount Sinai), Carrie Gold, MD, MBA (Marianjoy), Laurie Dabaghian, MD (Kessler Institute), Melissa Kirk, MD, (Univ of Utah), Gary Panagiotakis, DO (Kessler Institute)

Bottom Row - From Left to Right: Jovauna Currey, MD (UC Irvine), Elizabeth Martin, MD, MPH (Stanford), Kunj Patel, MD (Emory), Charles A. Odonkor, MD, MA (Johns Hopkins), Adam

Susmarski, DO (Pittsburgh), George Marzloff, MD (Icahn Mt. Sinai), Daniel Kao, MD (NYU Rusk)

 

   

 

Charles Amoatey Odonkor

Role: RFC Chair

Institution: Johns Hopkins

Fun Fact: Dabbles in poetry, enjoys Zouk and blogs at Biomedical Odyssey  
 

 Kunj Patel

Role: RFC Vice Chair

Institution: Emory

Fun Fact: Excellent break-dancer who also performs stand-up Comedy  
 

Adam Susmarski

Role: RFC Secretary

Institution: Univ. of Pittsburg Medical Center

Fun Fact: Practiced primary care medicine in the US Navy for 3 years, with deployment tours to Afghanistan
 

Jovauna Currey

Role: RFC Medical Student Affairs

Institution: University of California Irvine

Fun Fact: Has been dancing and performing since the age of 2!

 

George Marzloff

Role: RFC Technology Representative

Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Fun Fact: Enjoys shipwreck diving, alpine skiing, and technology gadgets

   

Tracy Hoeg

Role: RFC Research Representative

Institution: University of California Davis

Fun Fact:  Ran six marathons and one ultramarathon during her second pregnancy

   

Daniel Kao

Role: RFC Advancement Representative

Institution: Rusk Institute, NYU

Fun Fact: Loves cooking, Carolina Basketball, the great outdoors, long walks with wife and Shiba Inu in Central Park

   

Elizabeth Martin

Role: RFC Fellow Representative

Institution: Stanford

Fun Fact: Before medical school, spent 6 months in Australia studying Aboriginal Australian history

       

Charles Amoatey Odonkor

Role: RFC Chair

Institution: Johns Hopkins

Fun Fact: Dabbles in poetry, enjoys Zouk and blogs at Biomedical Odyssey  
 

 Kunj Patel

Role: RFC Vice Chair

Institution: Emory

Fun Fact: Excellent break-dancer who also performs stand-up Comedy  
 

Adam Susmarski

Role: RFC Secretary

Institution: Univ. of Pittsburg Medical Center

Fun Fact: Practiced primary care medicine in the US Navy for 3 years, with deployment tours to Afghanistan
 

Jovauna Currey

Role: RFC Medical Student Affairs

Institution: University of California Irvine

Fun Fact: Has been dancing and performing since the age of 2!

 

George Marzloff

Role: RFC Technology Representative

Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Fun Fact: Enjoys shipwreck diving, alpine skiing, and technology gadgets

   

Tracy Hoeg

Role: RFC Research Representative

Institution: University of California Davis

Fun Fact:  Ran six marathons and one ultramarathon during her second pregnancy

   

Daniel Kao

Role: RFC Advancement Representative

Institution: Rusk Institute, NYU

Fun Fact: Loves cooking, Carolina Basketball, the great outdoors, long walks with wife and Shiba Inu in Central Park

   

Elizabeth Martin

Role: RFC Fellow Representative

Institution: Stanford

Fun Fact: Before medical school, spent 6 months in Australia studying Aboriginal Australian history

       

Charles Amoatey Odonkor

Role: RFC Chair

Institution: Johns Hopkins

Fun Fact: Dabbles in poetry, enjoys Zouk and blogs at Biomedical Odyssey  
 

 Kunj Patel

Role: RFC Vice Chair

Institution: Emory

Fun Fact: Excellent break-dancer who also performs stand-up Comedy  
 

Adam Susmarski

Role: RFC Secretary

Institution: Univ. of Pittsburg Medical Center

Fun Fact: Practiced primary care medicine in the US Navy for 3 years, with deployment tours to Afghanistan
 

Jovauna Currey

Role: RFC Medical Student Affairs

Institution: University of California Irvine

Fun Fact: Has been dancing and performing since the age of 2!

 

George Marzloff

Role: RFC Technology Representative

Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Fun Fact: Enjoys shipwreck diving, alpine skiing, and technology gadgets

   

Tracy Hoeg

Role: RFC Research Representative

Institution: University of California Davis

Fun Fact:  Ran six marathons and one ultramarathon during her second pregnancy

   

Daniel Kao

Role: RFC Advancement Representative

Institution: Rusk Institute, NYU

Fun Fact: Loves cooking, Carolina Basketball, the great outdoors, long walks with wife and Shiba Inu in Central Park

   

Elizabeth Martin

Role: RFC Fellow Representative

Institution: Stanford

Fun Fact: Before medical school, spent 6 months in Australia studying Aboriginal Australian history

   

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