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Discover the AAP's signature programs designed to advance your career in academic physiatry - whether you're a Medical Student or an Assistant Professor! You can find even more year-round educational opportunities on our Virtual Campus.
Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP)
Become tomorrow’s leading rehabilitation researcher! Successful research is essential to building strong PM&R departments in medical schools, raising the visibility of rehabilitation and assuring that function is front and center in medical science. The goal of RMSTP is to train a cohort of physiatric researchers who can compete successfully for NIH and other research funds, and who can contribute original research to the advancement of the specialty. Applications for RMSTP are due in October of each year.
Program for Academic Leadership (PAL)
Generously sponsored by the Roosevelt Warm Springs Foundation, the AAP offers the Program for Academic Leadership (PAL), a 3 year program to develop academic leadership skills in junior PM&R faculty. The goal of PAL is to provide a basic framework and skill set to promising physiatric faculty in order to enhance their leadership abilities within a department, medical school, and the specialty of physiatry. This program requires candidates to attend the PAL course during each of three consecutive AAP Annual Meetings. Over the 3 years, the content covers department administration, teaching and education, and research. Applications for PAL are due in September of each year.
Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS)
The AAP offers RREMS for medical students with strong research interests. This program provides an exciting and structured research experience while exposing the student to some of the most successful and respected faculty mentors in the specialty of physiatry. RREMS is an eight-week funded summer externship offered to medical students between the first and second year of medical school.
Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE)
The AAP offers MSSCE for medical students with a strong desire for PM&R clinical experience and who are eagerly seeking opportunities to see patients. MSSCE is an eight-week funded summer externship that aims to provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient clinical exposure and allow students to explore the human side of patient care and the psychosocial environments their patients face.