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Essential Articles in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Training


This collection is built upon the foundation of "Essential Articles” compiled by Dr. Gerard Francisco and a group of dedicated PM&R program directors and residents several years ago. The original collection included publications from 1980 to 2003.

Compiled by New York University School of Medicine/ Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

(Matthew Diamond, M.D., Jeffrey Heckman, D.O., Alex Moroz, M.D., Ira G Rashbaum, M.D., John-Ross Rizzo, M.D., Anjali Sinha, D.O., Jonathan H. Whiteson, M.D.)


Compiled by PM&R Alliance, Baylor College of Medicine/University of Texas-Houston

(Gerard E. Francisco, M.D., Amy Bowles, M.D., Viviana Tastard, M.D.)

Goals and Objectives for Rotations

Members: Tracy Johnson, MD (Chair); Martin Tamler, MD; Samuel Bierner, MD; Andy Sherman, MD

In January 2008, the AAP formed a Subcommittee comprised of Residency Program Directors to meet the ACGME mandate that rotations have competency based and level specific rotation objectives. During the first phase we solicited and received samples of goals and objectives from multiple PMR training programs. Our second phase involved organizing the data by rotations and creating standardized lists of objectives organized according to the ACGME competencies. All the objectives are organized by topic heading and are published to the AAP website for other Program Directors to use when designing their own rotations. Thank you to all the committee members who worked so hard during this process and to all the programs that shared their rotation objectives. Click on the subject and you will be taken to the objectives:

Electrodiagnosis - beginning/advanced
Inpatient Consults - beginning/advanced
Spinal Cord Injury
Brain Injury Medicine
Inpatient Rehabilitation
Pain Management
Musculoskeletal and Sports
Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Medical Devices

AAP Residency & Fellowship Program Directors

AAP Residency & Fellowship Program Directors (RFPD) are encouraged to participate in the RFPD Council. The RFPD holds a hands-on preconference workshop at the AAP Annual Meeting and maintains multiple resources and discussion forums in the RFPD Private Community. RFPD member? CLICK HERE to log in and access the RFPD Private Community.  

White Papers

Click here to access a collection of white papers the AAP has developed.


Click 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 if you would like a copy of the powerpoint file (.ppx).

Joel A. DeLisa, MD presented at the 2011 AAP Annual Meeting in Phoenix to the Residents/Fellows Council.  Click here to access his lecture "International Physiatry and Professional Organizations."

Devi E. Nampiaparampil, MD presented the keynote at the Residents/Fellows Council at the 2012 AAP Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.  Click here to access Dr. Devi's presentation "Furthering the Field of PM&R: Points to Consider."

Other Resources

National Residency Match Program (outside site)

REFERENCES Triple D 2004 (Compiled by Joel A DeLisa, MD, MS) Recommended reading list. 

Click here to view a youtube developed by AAPMR "Learn about PM&R From Practicing Physiatrists":

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