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Did You Know—Are you seeing "Fellow Member" on your membership invoice? That means you are now board-certified, which places you into our Fellow Member category of AAPM&R—it does not relate to being in fellowship training. Fellow members enjoy the same membership benefits as those in training and are now eligible to hold leadership positions, as well as add "FAAPMR" to their credentials.

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AAPM&R Membership After Residency


Introducing New Pathways to Valuable Opportunities

Advancing You

Upon graduation from PM&R residency, you have a lot on your plate. AAPM&R spoke with residents and early career physiatrists to understand the challenges you face and the resources you need to successfully transition into practice.

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—you! AAPM&R is excited to offer 2 membership pathways to graduating PM&R residents—the Fellowship Pathway and the Practice Pathway.

Upon completion of the Practice Pathway, you will be eligible to earn a free Annual Assembly, as long as membership is maintained!

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Advancing Physiatry

Maintaining your membership beyond residency not only provides valuable connections and resources, it’s a way to give back to your specialty. Your continued support and engagement in the Academy helps AAPM&R ensure that:

  • Physiatrists are the essential medical experts in value-based evaluation, diagnosis, and management of neuromusculoskeletal and disabling conditions.
  • Physiatrists are indispensable leaders in directing rehabilitation and recovery, and in preventing injury and disease.
  • Physiatrists are vital in optimizing outcomes and function early and throughout the continuum of patient care.