Categories & Dues


Are you a U.S. or Canadian physician with a primary certificate of PM&R or subspecialty certificate that falls under PM&R? Then this category is for you! Diplomates must be a member of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation or declared equally qualified by his/ her country’s specialty Examining Board (such as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada).




Are you a physician who is not Board-certified in PM&R, but practices or is interested in the specialty? Look no further. Associates must be a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or Canadian equivalent, or a Diplomate of an approved board of the American Osteopathic Association.



Early Career

Are you a U.S. or Canadian physician in your first three years out of residency or fellowship training? This is where you start your AAP journey. Early Career members must have a primary certificate of PM&R, a subspecialty certificate that falls under PM&R or be Board-eligible for that certificate or declared equally qualified by his/her country specialty Examining Board.



Resident or Fellow

Are you a physician actively engaged in a Residency or Fellowship training program leading to admissibility to the certifying examination of the ABPMR (or your country's equivalent examining board)? Welcome to our robust and engaged group of trainees! For International pricing, contact the AAP.



Medical Student

Are you a medical student in a North American medical school or osteopathic school interested in physical medicine and rehabilitation? Welcome to physiatry and the AAP.



Health Professional/ Researcher

Are you a non-physician health care professional or research scientist with an academic appointment in a division or department of PM&R? This category is for you!



Administrative Director

Are you employed in an academic PM&R program and overseeing the administrative, financial and/or operational functions of the department or division? Then we have a community and resources for you.



Program Coordinator

Are you employed in an academic PM&R program and overseeing the coordination of a PM&R residency or fellowship program? Join dozens of your peers at the AAP!




Are you a physician permanently retired from the practice of PM&R, but still interested in maintaining your network and mastery of the field? The AAP has you covered.




Are you a physician legally qualified to practice PM&R/ PRM/ rehabilitation medicine in your country of residence? International members may also be actively engaged in the practice of PM&R, physiatric research and/or the training of physicians/students. International members receive digital-only access to AAP publications.


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Member Benefits

Belonging to the AAP has its benefits for any stage in your career - from professional development to cutting-edge research to camaraderie and support. Discover why you should make the AAP your academic home for physiatry.

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Thank you for being an integral part of our community! Your AAP membership has helped us advance the specialty through mentorship, leadership, and discovery. Stay connected so that you can continue to advance your career and academic physiatry.


Diplomate, Early Career, Emeritus and International members are eligible to hold office and vote. All other membership categories enjoy all privileges of membership except voting and holding office.