Mission and Strategic Plan
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AAP's Mission

To create the future of academic physiatry through mentorship, leadership, and discovery.

AAP's Strategic Plan


Goal - Develop the research infrastructure, benchmarks, and training necessary to expand the evidence for physical medicine and rehabilitation.


Goal - Provide comprehensive educational opportunities training future educators, leaders, researchers, and administrators in academic physical medicine and rehabilitation.


Goal - Increase AAP membership and retention from medical student through emeritus members.


Goal - Improve research and education funding for physical medicine and rehabilitation.

The Journal - AJPM&R

Goal - Make AJPM&R the premier journal for physical medicine and rehabilitation in the world.

Academic Development

Goal - Promote career development and networking for physiatrists.

If you have questions regarding the AAP strategic plan, please email the AAP office at aap@physiatry.org. AAP members can view the full strategic plan, including objectives for action on the Members-Only section of the AAP website (you will be prompted to log in).