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WELCOME TO THE Medical Student Educators Council!

The AAP Medical Student Educators Council is a group of physiatrists who focus on educating and engaging medical students in innovative ways regarding rehabilitation, disability, and advocacy. All AAP members who meet the qualifications are welcome to be members of the council.

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The mission of the Medical Student Educators Council is consistent with the mission of the AAP which is to create the future of academic physiatry through mentorship, leadership and discovery. The council offers opportunities for anyone interested in medical education and enhancing PM&R in their home institution to communicate important information, generate ideas, bring attention to critical issues and provide collegial support.


Current officers

Nethra Ankam, MD, Chair

Carley Sauter, MD, Chair-Elect

Ravi Kasi, MD, Secretary/Program Director

Laura B. Kezar, MD, Past Chair



Members of the Medical Student Educators Council can share information and documents via the AAP's dedicated listserv. Email if you are interested in joining the listserv or have problems receiving/ sending messages.



The council has taken the lead in updating the AAP’s White Papers. We want to include all of those who are committed in these important topics. Please review the current White Papers here, and sign up to be involved in revisions. We are focusing on:

  • Admissions to Medical School of Candidates with Disability
  • Integration of Curriculum on Disability and Chronic Care into Undergraduate Medical Education


AAP's Mission

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

Contact Us

Association of Academic Physiatrists
10461 Mill Run Circle, Suite 730
Owings Mills, MD 21117
P. 410.654.1000 F. 410.654.1001

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