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Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training Program (RMSTP)

Become tomorrow’s rehabilitation researchers! Where is the evidence base for rehabilitation treatments? How can we support the value of rehabilitation with payers and policy makers? Rehabilitation research is the key, and well-trained rehabilitation researchers are needed for the job! RMSTP offers NIH-funded research training fellowships at competitive salaries to selected individuals to study with a nationally prominent mentor of their choice for up to 3 years. The goal of the program is to train a cohort of physiatric researchers – focusing on both adult and pediatric rehabilitation topics – who can compete successfully for NIH and other research funds, and who can contribute original research to the advancement of the field. PGY2 and PGY3 residents, and academic faculty members within 5 years of completing their training are invited to attend a research training workshop held at the AAP Annual Meeting, to help prepare for the funded RMSTP fellowship. Applications for the research training workshop are due December 1, 2014. Applications for the NIH-funded fellowships are due September 1st of each year.

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Program for Academic Leadership (PAL)

Generously sponsored by the Roosevelt Warm Springs Foundation, the AAP offers the Program for Academic Leadership (PAL). Led by Gary S. Clark, MD, CPE, MMM, PAL is 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 field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at large. 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 each year.

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Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS)

AAP has developed 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 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. RRMS is an eight-week summer externship offered to medical students between the first and second year of medical school with an attached stipend of $4,000.

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Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE)

AAP has developed MSSCE for medical students with a strong desire for clinical experience in the specialty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and who are eagerly seeking opportunities to see patients. MSSCE aims to provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient clinical exposure and to allow students to explore the human side of patient care and the psychosocial environments their patients face.

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