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RMSTP: Pre-Application
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Pre-application is required to attend the annual Research Training Workshop, offered in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. Attendance at the workshop is strongly recommended, but not required, in order to submit a Phase I application for funded fellowship training. Individuals who do not apply or are not selected may attend specific didactic sessions of the workshop, but small groups and individual attention with the RMSTP mentors is reserved for selected pre-applicants. Applications for the pre-application phase are due December 1st and can be submitted on-line by clicking on Pre-application. 

Resident Application Process (PGY2/PGY3)

resident pre-application

The following materials should be submitted for review by the RMSTP Advisory Board:

  • Signed letter of nomination from PM&R department chair (including commitment to fund the trainee’s travel to AAP annual meetings and AAP membership, if selected. Willingness to try to provide flexibility, as feasible, to the trainee to develop the Phase I application during the latter part of the PGY3 year)
  • Personal statement (1 page maximum) describing, as specifically as possible, the candidate’s area of research interest, future career goals, and prior research and related academic experience
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript
  • Copy of medical school Dean's letter
  • What year will you complete your residency?
  • If selected, when do you propose to start Phase I training?
  • Are you planning on doing a fellowship between your residency and the RMSTP? If yes, please explain, and identify when you would be ready to start the funded RMSTP fellowship.

Junior Faculty/ Clinical Fellow Application Process

faculty fellow pre application

The following materials should be submitted for review by the RMSTP Advisory Board:

  • Signed letter of nomination from PM&R department chair describing:
    • His/her commitment to the candidate’s academic career development
    • Agreement to fund the trainee’s travel to AAP annual meetings, meeting registration, lodging, and AAP membership, if selected.
    • Willingness to try to provide flexibility, as feasible, to the trainee to develop the Phase I application
    • Description of institutional environment (within the department, in other departments, and including neighboring institutions if they might supply some of the research training environment), relevant to nurturing the trainee’s academic growth.
  • Personal statement (1 page maximum) describing, as specifically as possible, the candidate’s area of research interest, future career goals, and prior research and related academic experience
  • Current curriculum vitae

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Many entry level academic faculty are seeking ways to enhance their research career development, and it is difficult for department chairs to support protected research time in the absence of extramural funding. The Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP), funded by a K12 grant from the NIH, can be an important resource in faculty development.

In the past, the RMSTP has targeted its recruitment primarily to residents, to give sufficient planning time to enter a productive fellowship immediately after residency. However, physiatrists are eligible to apply for RMSTP funding up to 5 years after completing their residency or clinical fellowship. Thus, junior faculty within this time frame can be funded by the RMSTP to enhance their research training under the guidance of a productive mentor.

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