The AAP Will Help You: Advance Your Career
The AAP gives you exclusive access to invaluable programs, events and initiatives designed by and for experts in the specialty to help you grow. From mentorship matching and programs for every career stage to the AAP's Annual Meeting and year-round publications, we have something for everyone. You also receive subscription to the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, a leading medical journal in rehabilitation, and various other resources to improve your skills and stay abreast of the latest advances - including our Virtual Campus!
The AAP Will Help You: Make Lifelong Connections
When you join the AAP, you belong to an influential community that is known for being welcoming and supportive. The AAP's Annual Meeting personifies this by offering you an intimate environment to connect and learn with peers and mentors across the country. Listservs, active councils (such as the Residency and Fellowship Program Directors Council, Resident/Fellow Council, Medical Student Council, Program Coordinators Council and more), virtual activities and mentor programs also allow you to stay connected, share best practices and invigorate your passion for PM&R.
The AAP Will Help You: Support Research & Education
Adding your name to the ranks of over 1,800 leaders and rising stars in physiatry declares your dedication to improved research, education and patient care. Your membership gives you access to important AAP programs and initiates that are helping the specialty expand and thrive.
Learn More in our 2017 Annual Report
The AAP Will Help You: Develop Your Leadership
Participate as an active leader in a variety of national workshops and volunteer leadership positions that will develop your skills as you give back to your specialty. The AAP is always seeking volunteers for committees (such as Research, Education and Membership!) and mentors for rising stars.
The AAP Will Help You: Build the Future
AAP members are instrumental in growing and mentoring the next generation of physiatrists. As an educator, coordinator or administrator, you will receive resources and networks to help you stay cutting-edge. As a trainee, you will have opportunities to inspire the next generation and find camaraderie in peers outside of your institution.
Your membership also supports programs that develop academic leaders who will advance our specialty, such as the Program for Academic Leadership (PAL), the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP), Medical Student Externships (RREMS and MSSCE) and mentorship matching.