We are excited to announce the establishment of the first national PM&R Medical Student Council. This council serves as a forum for medical students interested in pursuing physiatry as a career. The Medical Student Council also represents all medical student members of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP). A nationally elected board governs the council with a focus on developing and sustaining a vibrant student body and advocating on behalf of all trainees. we hope you will become an active part of our community!
The Medical Student Council and Resident/Fellow Council (RFC) help to create workshops and sessions designed for the timeless and evolving needs of physiatry trainees. Here's a look at our recent experience in Puerto Rico, where we discovered new leadership experiences, networked and found mentors among leading physiatrists, and gained invaluable education. Save the date for the 2020 Annual Meeting, March 4-9, 2020 in Orlando, FL!
Wednesday, February 20th
Workshop for Medical Students, Residents & Fellows - Procedures in PM&R
Fellowship & Job Fair
Thursday, February 21st
Research Inspiration for the Trainee
Getting the Most Out of the Mentor-Mentee Relationship
Friday, February 22nd
Fundamentals of Wheelchair Prescription: A Hands-on Workshop
Fellowship Program Directors Roundtables
Saturday, February 23rd
Success in the PM&R Match: Roundtables with Residency Directors
How to Be Successful on a PM&R Elective: Tackling the Rehab Assessment & Plan
Medical Student & Resident Roundtables
More Resources For You!
Residency Directory: Students can easily locate ACGME-accredited residency programs through the AAP's PM&R Program Directory.
PM&R Career Advisors: If you have questions about PM&R residencies, career options or just general questions about the specialty, the AAP can connect your with an advisor based on your interest and/or geographic area. Our advisors are some of the most accomplished and up-and-coming physicians in the specialty - and also the most welcoming!
Mentoring Program for Medical Students: The AAP's Resident/Fellow Council (RFC) has developed a mentoring program for medical students who range from a budding interest in PM&R to those dedicated to the specialty. Our goal is for this program to be a launching point as you continue to build your medical network.
Mentor On Demand Podcasts: The AAP develops podcasts that discuss a variety of topics aimed at answering questions you may face during training such as choosing mentors, choosing a fellowship, job searching and contract negotiations, the road to becoming a department chair, and more!
Summer Externships: The AAP offers funded research and clinical externships for medical students interested in PM&R, a specialty that aims to enhance and restore functional ability and quality of life to patients with physical impairments or disabilities. Both programs are eight-week summer externships offered to first and second year medical students with an stipend of $4,000.
- Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS) offers a structured research experience paired with the opportunity alongside the most successful and respected faculty members in PM&R.
- Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE) offers hands on clinical experience and the opportunity to see patients and establish mentors in PM&R.
PM&R Fairs & Student Interest Groups: Introduce students at your medical school and surrounding schools to PM&R by holding a PM&R Fair or organizing an interest group. The AAP can help you by providing a grant of up to $1,000 to assist with costs of a fair. We also have a sample planning guide to make the most of your fair and/or interest group.
Essential Articles in PM&R: This collection was compiled by Gerard Francisco, MD and a group of physiatry program directors and residents.
- Essential Articles in PM&R Collection III (2010-2015 Update)
- Essential Articles in PM&R Collection II (2004-2010 Update)
- Essential Articles in PM&R Collection I (1980-2003)
Presentations & Videos
- Getting Your Dream Job: A Guide to Job Searching, Negotiations and Career Satisfaction
- An Introduction to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Furthering the Field of PM&R: Points to Consider
- International Physiatry and Professional Organizations
- Learn about PM&R from Practicing Physiatrists
- References Triple D (compiled by Joel DeLisa, MD, MS)
Eager to meet your peers to learn, grow and share together? The Medical Student Council strives to create a community for all students interested in pursuing physiatry. So when we're not connecting at the AAP's Annual Meeting, you can find us in the below ways.
Follow us on social media:
Run for a 2020-2021 Council Position - applications open in Fall 2019
Connect on our resident, fellow and student Forum. The Resident/Fellow Council has created a forum to facilitate collaboration, connection and education. Join the conversation!
Email us if you have any tips or ideas to share.