We are excited to welcome you to the first national PM&R Medical Student Council (MSC). The mission of the MSC is to provide meaningful opportunities for premedical and medical students to explore the
field of physiatry. We aim to accomplish our mission by facilitating engaging activities, distributing valuable learning resources, coordinating mentorship connections, advocating for students, and fostering an international
community of those who are passionate about physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Read our latest newsletter, published in August 2020!
We know your education has been greatly impacted by COVID-19. The MSC has organized virtual Journal Clubs to help you grow during these trying times. Find the topics and participation links on our Twitter page. We’re also look for presenters for future Journal Clubs! Sign up here.
The Medical Student Council and Resident/Fellow Council (RFC) work with leaders in the field to create workshops and sessions designed for your educational and career development needs. Here's a look at our recent experience, where we discovered new leadership experiences, networked and found mentors among leading physiatrists, and gained invaluable education. Save the date for the AAP's 2021 Annual Meeting, taking place virtually in February 2021!
Workshop for Medical Students, Residents & Fellows - Procedures in PM&R
Fellowship & Job Fair
Poster Gallery Reception
Opening Ceremony & President's Welcome Reception
Applying to a PM&R Residency: Roundtable with Program Directors
Medical Student & Resident Roundtables
Poster Gallery Reception
AAP Annual Member Caucus & Awards
Fostering Wellness in Trainees
Academic Career Paths: Developing the Next Generation of Academicians
Poster Gallery Reception
More Resources For You!
Webinars and Online Learning: The Medical Student Council hosts a Virtual Journal Club on the third Tuesday of each month. View the upcoming dates and topics, as well as recordings from past AAP webinars.
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.
Pocket Mentor 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.
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