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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


disability education Toolkit

The Medical Student Educators Council is working in collaboration with the Disability and Health Research team at SUNY Upstate Medical University to develop a toolkit to support the integration of disability into undergraduate medical education.   

As part of this work, there are opportunities for AAP members to engage in this process. With support from the Medical Student Educators Council, members can:

  1. Share existing educational products that can be formatted for inclusion in the toolkit.
  2. Develop new products in collaboration with their home institution and the MSEC. 


  • Enhance medical education by creating opportunities for teaching disability information in undergraduate medical education.
  • Build relationships with colleagues by working with others at your home institution to create educational tools.
  • Be credited for your contributions by listing them as scholarly products on your CV.

If you would like to contribute to the toolkit, send a 300-word proposal that includes the following information to by Friday, Oct. 5.

  • Topic area
  • Instructional method(s)
  • Summary of activity
  • Stage of development (Ideation, partially complete, complete, etc.)
  • Has it been implemented or evaluated?
  • Audience

Please contact for more information or to participate. View examples of products in the Disability Integration Toolkit.

AAP's Mission

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

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