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Resident and Medical Student Benefits

Special Benefits for Residents

Many programs for residents are peer-designed and organized by the Academy’s Resident Physician Council (RPC). Resident members benefit from:

Discounted Program Fees 

To promote and facilitate resident participation, the Academy offers residents a significant discount on registration fees for the Annual Assembly and other Academy-sponsored educational programs held throughout the year.  

Customized Educational Programming 

Residents can access a tailored program of educational sessions, business meetings, and social events at the AAPM&R Annual Assembly. Through the online education platform me®, resident members can gain access to podcasts on career advice, certification study tools, and an interactive abridged form of the self-assessment exam for residents.

Fellowship Opportunities - now incorporated in the Job Board!

Access the AAPM&R Job Board, where you will find a listing of PM&R fellowship opportunities within the United States. 

Career Networking Services

The Physiatrists’ Job Board and The Physiatrist newsletter are great sources for announcements of position openings. Residents can also take advantage of networking opportunities at the popular Job Fair at the AAPM&R Annual Assembly and utilize the Career Networking Online Job Board at the meeting.  

Connect with your Peers

The private, members-only AAPM&R Resident Group on PhyzForum is the fastest way to communicate information to your fellow PM&R residents!

PM&R Resident e-Newsletter 

Published by the RPC, the PM&R Resident e-newsletter is an essential tool for distributing information to PM&R residents nationwide. This monthly publication includes resident-written contributions, news about resident-related Academy activities and events and articles of special interest to residents.

Medical Students Can Benefit Too! 

Full-time medical students interested in the field of PM&R are eligible to join the Academy free as student members. Medical Student members receive important publications such as the Connection and The Physiatrist can subscribe to the PM&R journal for only $40, and are also eligible for discounted fees for Academy educational courses and select products and services.

Each year at the AAPM&R Annual Assembly there is a free annual program for medical students to introduce them to the specialty. A residency fair follows the program to give medical students the opportunity to talk with PM&R residency representatives from across the country.