Residency & Fellowship Program Directors

Welcome!

The AAP's Residency & Fellowship Directors (RFPD) Council is a group of Residency Program Directors, Fellowship Program Directors and Co-Directors of an ACGME-approved PM&R program. Does that sound like you? If you are an active AAP member, then this community is here as your resource!

Our mission is to work with the AAP and each other to create the future of academic physiatry through mentorship, leadership and discovery. The council offers opportunities for Program Directors to communicate important information, generate ideas, alert the appropriate people to critical issues and provide collegial support. We hope you'll get active in our community.

Every year at the AAP's Annual Meeting, the RFPD puts together a pre-conference workshop that keeps Program Directors coming back year-after-year. Come to connect, learn and grow your programs with best and novel practices. Save the date for Physiatry '21, taking place virtually in February 2021. Here's a look at our past programming:

Wednesday's Sessions

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Update
Resident & Fellow Recruitment Update
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (ABPMR) Update
Practice Improvement Projects (PIP)
RFPD Council Business Meeting

Thursday's Sessions

Unconscious Bias

The PM&R Program Directors Toolkit

We are excited to share the core set of PM&R-specific Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) and Observable Practice Activities (OPAs) that were developed and validated through a special task force of the AAP's Education Committee. Access EPAs & OPAs // Webinar on EPAs & OPAs


The PM&R Milestones Task Force has collected tools that will help assess milestones. These tools are designed to serve as examples for you in creating your own. Contributions are available for download and tools can be uploaded to share with peers on the AAP's website for PM&R Program Directors and Program Coordinators. See Milestones


ACGME Program Directors’ Guide to the Common Program Requirements: With guides for Residency and Fellowship Program Directors, refer back to these resources often for helpful guidance. Access Guides

Connect & Collaborate

Active AAP members who are RFPDs can share best practices, ask questions and and stay connected via the AAP's RFPD listserv. Email the AAP if you would like to be added to the Google Group or are have problems receiving or sending messages.

Your RFPD Council Leadership

Alex Moroz, MD

Chair

Miguel Escalon, MD

Vice Chair

Sarah Eickmeyer, MD

Secretary/ Program Director

Rita Hamilton, DO

Past Chair

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Alex Moroz, MD

AAP Member Since 2006

Alex is the Vice Chair of Education and Training at Rusk Rehabilitation. He also serves as the PM&R Residency Program Director and an Associate Professor at NYU Langone Health.

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Miguel Escalon, MD

AAP Member Since 2014

Miguel is the Vice Chair, Residency Program Director and an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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Sarah Eickmeyer, MD

AAP Member Since 2008

Sarah is the Residency Program Director, Medical Director of Inpatient Services, and an Associate Profess of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Rita Hamilton, DO

AAP Member Since 1998

Rita is the PM&R Residency Program Director and Medical Director of the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation.