Medical Student Council

Welcome!

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. Join us in Puerto Rico to discover new leadership experiences, network and find mentors among leading physiatrists, and gain invaluable education. AAP members receive discounts on registration, so become one today.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Workshop for Medical Students, Residents & Fellows - Procedures in PM&R
Fellowship & Job Fair

Thursday, February 21

Research Inspiration for the Trainee
Getting the Most Out of the Mentor-Mentee Relationship

Friday, February 22

Fundamentals of Wheelchair Prescription: A Hands-on Workshop
Fellowship Roundtables

Saturday, February 23

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!

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.

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.

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Stay Connected

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.

Your Student Council Leadership

Bryan Le

Chair

Justin Schappell

Vice Chair

Lisa Wiesenberger

Secretary

Gretchen Ferber

Education/ Mentorship Representative

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Bryan Le

AAP Member Since 2016

Bryan is a medical student at The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University.

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Justin Schappell

AAP Member Since 2016

Justin is a medical student at the University of Texas at Houston Medical School. Follow him on Twitter @JustinSchappell.

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Lisa Wiesenberger

AAP Member Since 2017

Lisa is a medical student at Central Michigan University College of Medicine. Follow her on Twitter @LisaWiesenberg.

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Gretchen Ferber

AAP Member Since 2016

Gretchen is a medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Megan Kennelly

Membership/ Recruitment Representative

Barbara Kozminski

Social Media/ Technology Representative

Jacob Moore

Research Representative

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Megan Kennelly

AAP Member Since 2016

Megan is a medical student at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Barbara Kozminski

AAP Member Since 2017

Barbara recently graduated from Saba University School of Medicine with her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. Follow her on Twitter @BKozminskiMD.

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Jacob Moore

AAP Member Since 2016

Jacob is a medical student at AT Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine.