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Top Five Reasons to Join AAP

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1 Improve Patient Care By Supporting Research & Education

Adding your name to the ranks of over 1200 of the leading physicians and residents in PM&R declares your dedication to improved physiatric care through education and research.  Your membership will allow important AAP programs and initiates to expand and thrive.

Learn More:  2013 AAP Annual Report – how AAP works to advance academic physiatry

 2Help Future Physiatrists

AAP members are instrumental in growing and mentoring the next generation of PM&R physicians.  Your membership supports programs that develop the finest academic leaders who will grow and strengthen our specialty, such as the Program for Academic Leadership (PAL), the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP), Medical Student PM&R Externships - RREMS and MSSCE - and AAP mentor programs

 3Make the Right Connections for Lifelong Support & Mentorship

Joining AAP places you in a community of support, mentorship, and camaradie.  The AAP Annual Meeting offers an intimate environment (approximately 700 attendees) to connect and learn with your colleagues across the country.  Listservs, discussion forums, active councils, and mentor programs allow you to connect throughout the year.
Justin Hata
 “Membership in AAP afforded me the opportunity to meet and be mentored by leaders in PM&R.  The philosophy that these friendships and mentorships are fostered and encouraged by AAP is priceless.”  -Justin Hata, MD

Adam SteinMembership in AAP has been critically important in each stage of my career development.  In particular, the mentoring I received in the Residency Program Directors and Chair Council has been plentiful and consistently applicable.  The AAP is indeed my academic home
.”  - Adam B. Stein, MD


4Advance Your Career

AAP gives you exclusive access to unique experiences, invaluable programs designed to enhance leadership and academic success, career information, and resources developed to meet your needs and provide support as you strengthen your CME and advance in your career.  Subscription to the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, a leading medical journal in rehabilitation, and various other resources including Research Badges, Podcasts, and year round CME opportunities.


5Develop Your Leadership Skills 

Participate as an active leader in a variety of national workshops, training series, and volunteer leadership positions that will develop your skills as you give back to your specialty.  The AAP is currently seeking education session proposals for the 2015 AAP Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Volunteers for Committees, and Mentors for various AAP mentorship programs.


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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