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Physiatrist in Training Council (PHiT)

PhiT_rgbAll AAPM&R resident and associate fellow members belong to the Physiatrist in Training Council (PHiT). The PHiT Council focuses on providing valuable feedback on behalf of resident and associate fellow members to assist the strategic coordinating committees to support their needs through every year of residency and fellowship.

The Council is governed by an elected board that meets regularly throughout the year. The PHiT board focuses on developing and sustaining a strong resident and associate fellow community that provides a valuable member experience for all PM&R residents and fellows-in-training.


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Happy 30th Anniversary!

Nathaniel V. Zuziak, DO
PGY3, Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, NY
PHiT Board President

As your primary medical society, AAPM&R’s mission is to lead the advancement of physiatry’s impact throughout health care. That starts with investing in the future of our specialty—our residents!

AAPM&R is proud to recognize the work of our Resident Physicians Council (now Physiatrists In-Training Council)—30 years strong in 2018! Residents within the Academy provide valuable feedback and perspective to Academy leadership to ensure their needs are supported through every year of residency. For 30 years, the engagement of our resident members has been extremely valuable to the Academy and the specialty as a whole.

This year marks a very special anniversary for the AAPM&R Physicians in Training Council! Celebrating 30 years of Resident Education and Leadership through Innovation, Success and Engagement, we are excited to share stories and pictures from past council presidents and members, recounting their experiences with AAPM&R and its impact on their education and career. Watch for updates and notifications across our print and online newsletters and all of our social media platforms as we take a walk down memory lane, and look back over the last 30 years of resident leadership. Our year-long celebration will continue at the Annual Assembly in Orlando, FL where current members can look forward to networking and connecting with past leadership.

Send Us Your Photos and #CelebratePHiT30

We are asking our residency programs to submit pictures of your residents engaging with each other and the Academy. Have any photos of your residents at the Annual Assembly or another Academy event? Please send them to PHiTLiaison@aapmr.org. We’ll post them through our website and social medial channels!! Don’t wait – start submitting today!


Get involved today.

  • PHiT Ambassador Program:
    Another volunteer opportunity is through AAPM&R’s PHiT Ambassador program. The Physiatrist in Training Council Ambassador program consists of a PGY2 from some PM&R residencies. We hope to have a resident from each residency in the near future. Each ambassador serves as a liaison from their program to AAPM&R. Ambassadors are asked to communicate messages to their resident colleagues and often providing feedback to AAPM&R. Thank you to this year’s Resident Ambassadors.


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