The Resident/ Fellow Council (RFC) is a group of residents and fellows that represent all in-training members of the AAP and the specialty at large. Our focus is on developing and sustaining a vibrant resident body and advocating on behalf of all trainees. Members of the RFC serve on various national AAP committees and the Board of Trustees, help plan educational and networking sessions for the AAP's Annual Meeting, provide mentorship, develop leaders in academic physiatry and advance the specialty. We hope you'll get active in our community!
Read the latest issue of our newsletter: Physiatry in Motion, Winter 2019
Every year at the AAP's Annual Meeting, the RFC helps to create workshops and sessions designed for the timeless and evolving needs of physiatry trainees. Here's a look at Physiatry '19 in Puerto Rico, where we discovered new leadership experiences, networked and found mentors among leading physiatrists, and gained invaluable education. Stay tuned for our 2020 sessions, taking place March 4-9, 2020 in Orlando, FL! AAP members receive discounts on registration, so become one today.
Wednesday, February 20th
Workshop for Medical Students, Residents & Fellows - Procedures in PM&R
Fellowship & Job Fair
Thursday, February 21st
Research Inspiration for the Trainee
Career Pearls: Negotiating Your First Job
Getting the Most Out of the Mentor-Mentee Relationship
Friday, February 22nd
Fundamentals of Wheelchair Prescription: A Hands-on Workshop
Fellowship Program Directors Roundtables
Resident/Fellow Council Elections (apply now!)
Employment Contracting: Getting the Most Out of Your Job Offer
Resident/Fellow Networking Event (Sheraton Puerto Rico, Bella Vista Terrace)
Saturday, February 23rd
Medical Student & Resident Roundtables
Physiatry in Motion: The RFC's Newsletter
The Resident/ Fellow Council's online newsletter Physiatry in Motion is released four times a year and highlights various topics surrounding PM&R residency and fellowship. If you would like to submit an article for the next issue of Physiatry in Motion, email Brittni Micham, our Technology Representative. You can also follow us and share your comments on Medium!
More Resources For You!
Fellowship Directory: Residents can easily locate ACGME accredited fellowship programs through the AAP's Fellowship Directory broken down by physiatry subspecialties brain injury medicine, neuromuscular medicine, pain medicine, pediatric rehabilitation, spinal cord injury and sports medicine.
Research Badges: AAP members have access to online research and publication training modules developed specifically for in-training physiatrists and young faculty. Completion of the modules will help you start your journey into rehabilitation research while strengthening your fellowship applications and CVs.
Virtual Campus: The AAP's Virtual Campus is your on-demand resource for comprehensive academic physiatry information and education, offering webinars, continuing medical education (CME) articles published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Mentor on Demand podcasts and more.
Mentor On Demand 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!
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. Learn more and sign up to be a mentor to support the next generation of physiatrists!
AAP Programs: The AAP has programs that will help you grow along the continuum of your career. Residents and fellows, get involved in the Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP)! Early career faculty, build a lifelong career of leadership in the Program for Academic Leadership (PAL).
Submit to AJPM&R's New Resident and Fellow Section: AJPM&R Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Walter Frontera, has created the “Resident and Fellow Section,” a new section of the journal with published articles authored by trainees in physiatry covering topics relevant to our training. Learn more and help us build this unique platform to further enhance PM&R education!
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)
PM&R Fairs & Student Interest Groups
Eager to meet your peers to learn, grow and share together? The RFC strives to create a community for all current and future physiatry trainees. So when we're not laughing and connecting at the AAP's Annual Meeting, you can find us in the below ways.
Follow us on social media:
Run for a 2020-2021 Council Position. Applications open in Fall 2019.
Connect on our resident, fellow and student Forum. The Resident/Fellow Council has created a forum to facilitate collaboration, connection and education. Join the conversation!
Email us if you have any tips or ideas to share.