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As the primary membership organization representing the specialty of PM&R, the Academy provides leadership for its members.

AAPM&R has a membership of more than 9,000 who rely on the Academy for continuing medical education (CME), communication of scientific and practice management information, representation on health policy and regulatory issues affecting physiatrists and their patients, and guidance on PM&R standards and policies.

Fellow—$645

(Based on a calendar year, January–December)
Physician must acquire primary certification from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) or the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AOBPMR) and maintain medical licensure.

Associate—$645

(Based on a calendar year, January–December)
Physician who has successfully completed training in an approved Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency program, but is not ABPMR or AOBPMR certified.

Resident—$75

(Based on an academic year, July–June)
A Resident member must be: (i) a full time resident in an Approved Residency; or (ii) a full time resident in an Approved Residency program in a related medical specialty as part of a combined residency program; or (iii) a full time physician in an Approved Residency studying for a graduate degree related to PM&R training. For the purposes of Section A.3(ii), only residency programs accredited by the ACGME or deemed by the Academy’s Membership Committee to have training requirements equivalent to the training requirements of an ACGME accredited residency program qualify. In addition, for the purposes of Section A.3(ii), the Academy’s Membership Committee shall determine in its sole discretion whether a medical specialty constitutes a “related medical specialty.

Associate Fellow—$75

(Based on an academic year, July–June)
Full-time physician in an approved fellowship program related to PM&R training.

Associate (Year One)—$75

(Based on an academic year, July-June)
Physician in their first year post-residency.

Medical Student—Free; $40 subscription for PM&R, the Academy's journal

(Based on an academic year, July–June)
Full-time medical student in good standing at an accredited medical school interested in the field of PM&R.

Senior Fellow—Free; $40 subscription for PM&R, the Academy's journal

(Based on a calendar year, January–December)
Physician who has retired from practice or other position which was the principal source of professional income, by reason of either age or permanent disability, and who has been a Fellow in good standing 15 years or more.

Part-Time Fellow—$322.50

(Based on a calendar year, January–December)
A part-time fellow must have been a fellow member in good standing for at least 15 years, must be at least 65 years of age, and be no longer involved in their professional activity on a full-time basis.

International—$215

(Based on a calendar year, January–December)
Physician who resides in a country other than the United States, be legally qualified to practice medicine, and have had training and experience comparable to that of a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Research/Academic—$240

(Based on a calendar year, January–December)
Non-physician health care professional with a PhD and current academic appointment in a division or department that includes PM&R within an accredited North American Medical School.

 

Honorary

(Typically based on a calendar year, January–December)
One who has performed a service in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation that has been outstanding or unique resulting in national or international recognition and who is not eligible to be a Fellow member, Associate member or Senior Fellow. Any Fellow may nominate a person deemed eligible for Honorary membership.

 

Inactive

(Typically based on a calendar year, January–December)
An Inactive member must be a member in good standing who is facing a period of protracted personal hardship or illness and, therefore, seeks to transfer his/her membership from active to inactive status. For the purposes of this Section A.9, the Academy’s Membership Committee shall determine in its sole discretion whether a member’s situation constitutes "protracted personal hardship or illness."



If you have questions or concerns, please contact the AAPM&R Member Services team at (847) 737-6000 or email memberservices@aapmr.org.​​​​