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 mentoring opportunities and programs for every career stage to the AAP's Annual Meeting and year-round publications, we offer resources that will help you take the next step in your career. You can also count on us to improve your skills and stay abreast of the latest advances - including funding opportunities, our Virtual Campus and physician wellness tips!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are also offering live virtual didactics to help you grow despite your department’s shifting priorities.

Make Lifelong Connections

When you join the AAP, you belong to an influential community that is best 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 in Anaheim, California is not one you will want to miss! (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.

Sample our Spring 2020 issue of Physiatry Forward for free! Find 28-pages of forward-thinking articles created by peers and leaders in the specialty. Read Now

Discover Cutting-Edge Research

Adding your name to the ranks of over 2,100 leaders and rising stars from 40 countries (and growing!) 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. AAP members also get free access to  Physiatry in Motion, a quarterly publication created by the Resident/ Fellow Council.

Interested in growing your research career? Look no further than the AAP’s Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP). Learn more about RMSTP and how it’s launched the careers of many renowned physician-scientists.

Learn more about the AAP's impact in our 2019 Annual Report.

Develop Your Leadership

Participate as an active leader in a variety of national workshops and volunteer 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.

If you’re ready to rise through the ranks of leadership, the AAP’s Program for Academic Leadership (PAL) can help! Learn more about PAL and meet our esteemed alumni.

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).


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