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Applications for the 2018 PAL Program are no longer being accepted.


The Program for Academic Leadership is supported by the Roosevelt Warm Springs Foundation and The Foundation for PM&R.


The Program for Academic Leadership (PAL) is a three-year program to develop academic leadership skills in junior PM&R faculty. PAL offers a valuable combination of education and one-on-one mentoring that can help propel participants to success in an academic setting.

Led by William L. Bockenek, MD, CPE, the goal of PAL is to provide a basic administrative framework and skill set to promising physiatric academic faculty to enhance their leadership abilities within a Department, Medical School, and the field of PM&R at large. The number of participants will be limited to provide maximum interaction with course instructors.

PAL Program Overview

Start here to view tuition details, program expectations and application submission requirements. Starting in 2018 PAL will be a tuition-based program with a fee schedule of $1,000 per year($3,000 for three years).

program details

Over the three years, the content will cover department administration, teaching and education, and research. View the program details for more information on the curriculum and structure of the program.

Application & Instructions

Submit your online application here.

PAL Alumni

PAL graduates from previous classes.

Please contact AAP Member Services Manager Amy Schnappinger at with any questions about the PAL Program.

AAP's Mission

Creating the future of academic physiatry through mentorship, leadership, and discovery.

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Owings Mills, MD 21117
P. 410.654.1000 F. 410.654.1001

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