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AAP Medical Student Council Elections

2019-2020 Council Elections

Dear Medical Student:

The AAP's Medical Student Council is seeking medical students with a strong interest in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation to join its leadership team! Participating in the council will allow you to develop your leadership skills by representing your peers on a national level and increase the awareness of PM&R among medical students.

The Medical Student Council represents medical student members of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP). The council work closely with the AAP Residents/Fellows Council, plans educational and networking sessions for the AAP's Annual Meeting, develop medical student networks via student interest groups and more!

Applications for 2019-2020 leadership positions will open in September 2018. Those selected to serve on the council will be notified in time to plan to attend Physiatry ’19, the AAP Annual Meeting in Puerto Rico.

We hope to welcome you as an active member of our leadership team!


Bryan Le, AAP Medical Student Council Chair

Justin Schappell, AAP Medical Student Council Vice Chair



Deadline to submit applications is November 1, 2018.



  • Must be an MS1-MS3 in an LCME, COCA, or NCFMEA accredited medical school
  • Must be an active member of AAP at the time of application
  • Strongly encourage attendance at the AAP annual meeting
Application Materials Required:
  • Personal Statement
  • CV
  • Letter of Support - If you are applying for the Chair position, a letter of support from a medical school faculty member is required. It is also recommended that applicants for other positions submit a letter of support.

A description of positions and requirements can be found below. The new council leaders will begin their terms at the AAP's Annual Meeting in February 2019.




(Must be a current MS3 and must submit one letter of recommendation from medical school faculty member)

  • Presides over all student council meetings and annual elections
  • Serves as a liaison to the RFC
  • Recommends student representatives to serve on AAP committees and task forces
  • Organizes Medical Student Council annual action plan and pursues set goals
  • Member of Medical Student Educators Council


  • Assists Chair with roles
  • Oversees medical student submissions to Physiatry in Motion newsletter
  • Works with resident editors of Resident Corner for AJPM&R to create content relevant to medical students


  • Works with RFC Secretary to plan RFC/medical student program at annual AAP meeting
  • Organizes Medical Student Council meetings and conference calls
  • Takes roll call and records meeting minutes

Education/Mentorship Representative

  • Works with the RFC Medical Student Affairs Representative and AAP Medical Student Educators Council on Faculty and Resident Mentorship Programs for medical students
  • Works with the RFC Medical Student Affairs Representative to create mentorship videos

Membership/Recruitment Representative

  • Provides information and support to new and current Student Interest Groups throughout the country
  • Assists AAP staff with fundraising and publicity efforts focused on recruiting medical students to join AAP and attend the AAP Annual Meeting
  • Assists with recruitment of medical student submissions to Physiatry in Motion newsletter

Social Media/Technology Representative

  • Works with RFC Social Media Ambassador to promote online engagement focusing on medical student interests
  • Works with AAP staff to maintain Medical Student section of AAP website
  • Co-Manages AAP Medical Student Council Facebook and Twitter accounts

Research Representative

  • Works with RFC Research Representative on research-focused initiatives
  • Works with Membership/Recruitment Representative to promote and recruit for the Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS) and the Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE)

AAP's Mission

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

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