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 support your career growth.
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 various resources to improve your skills and stay abreast of the latest advances - including funding opportunities, our Virtual Campus and physician wellness tips!
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. Our 2021 meeting will be our biggest and best yet! (Did we mention that you also get a 30% savings on registration prices?)
Listservs, our weekly member e-newsletter, active councils, podcasts, Physiatry Forward (our quarterly magazine) and mentor programs also allow you to stay connected, share best practices and invigorate your passion for PM&R.
The AAP Will Help You: Discover Cutting-Edge Research
Adding your name to the ranks of over 2,000 leaders and rising stars from 35 countries declares your dedication to continued growth in rehabilitation research, education and patient care.
Not only are you supporting programs and initiatives that advance the specialty, you will have access to cutting-edge research with the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, a leading medical journal in rehabilitation.
Learn more about the AAP's impact in our 2019 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 Your Future
Getting past today might be a challenge for you, but we can pave the way for your future. As a physician, educator, researcher, coordinator or administrator, you will receive resources and networks that will give you an edge in your career. As a trainee, you will have opportunities to connect with leaders and find camaraderie in peers outside of your institution.
Your membership also supports and gives you access to programs that advance our specialty, such as the Program for Academic Leadership (PAL), the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP) and Medical Student Externships (RREMS and MSSCE).