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Member Benefits


YX8A1718Strengthening the specialty of PM&R and supporting members’ practices and patients, AAPM&R offers a full depth and breadth of benefits designed to help PM&R physicians meet new challenges and build successful careers. 

There are exciting opportunities for you to make a positive impact on health care and the patients you serve, and that all starts with getting involved with AAPM&R. Whether you want to attend a live educational course, access a resource online, find a job, volunteer or advocate, AAPM&R is here to help you advance clinically and in practice!

AAPM&R also offers special benefits for early-career physiatrists.

If you have questions, please call us at (847) 737-6000. 


Make Physiatry Connections

Having a well-established network is an important part of your busy life as a physiatrist. Through AAPM&R membership, you have exclusive access to 9,000+ member physiatrists who are thought-leaders in the field. Networking will help you develop and improve your practical and clinical skills, stay current with the latest physiatry news, share best practices, and expand your circle of peers.

  • The Annual Assembly, the ONLY place where thousands of physiatrists come together for 4 days to improve their clinical and practice skills, participate in hands-on training, present research, and re-connect with friends old and new!
  • Member Communities: Offer opportunities for members to connect with each other, share experiences, and advance the future of the specialty together.
  • PhyzForum: An online peer network of forums that connects members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Members collaborate to share insights, expertise, and resources. Want to find out what others are doing in practice? Post a question! Have a difficult case and need some direction? Share it with the community for input.
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Whether you have 1 hour to provide input or 20 to support a committee’s efforts, AAPM&R wants all of its members involved. Each year, we offer several opportunities for you to make a difference and help advance physiatry’s vision. Make sure to participate when these become available!
  • Learning Collaboratives: Join your peers who are ready to do innovative work to advance the specialty. Learning Collaboratives are the perfect place to share best practices, discuss the future of PM&R, and explore how we can get there together. You can connect online through PhyzForum and in-person at the Annual Assembly.
  • Member Directory: Contact your peers directly through the AAPM&R members-only directory. It’s a great way to search for referrals!

PM&R Education Designed for You

AAPM&R provides members with the education and training to set physiatric practice apart in competitive landscapes. We do this by offering cutting-edge clinical and practice management resources, which help you stay current on hot-button topics and equip you for success. From live courses to online training, the Academy has resources to suit every learning style and educational need.

  • In-Person Education: 
    • STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program: Presenting ultrasound education at its best! This multi-tiered training program is taught by the top ultrasound experts in physiatry and assesses MSK and neurologic ultrasound skills using a progressive, competency-based curriculum.
    • Annual Assembly: No other meeting delivers 300+ faculty experts who represent all facets of our diverse specialty, 75+ educational sessions from 12 clinical and practice themes, and in-depth research like the AAPM&R Annual Assembly. 
  • Online Education: 
    • ®: Your home for online clinical and practice education created by your peers. Academy members receive a variety of resources for free or at significant discounts of up to 50% off, including the popular Certification Qbank, WATCHmē® Instructional Videos, SAE-Ps, and more.
    • Watchmē®: A collection of 30-45-minute instructional videos that feature expert demonstrations from PM&R thought-leaders, covering a wide range of topics.
    • Free SAE-Ps: Fellow and Associate members receive 1 complimentary self-assessment examination for practitioners (SAE-P) each year with your AAPM&R membership renewal. 
    • PM&R Knowledge NOW®: This online resource highlights the breadth and depth of 300+ clinical topics in the specialty of PM&R. Use PM&R Knowledge NOW® to learn about practice guidelines, educational content, and more.

Advocacy Efforts

  • The Academy is your voice to lead and support the values of physiatry and position the specialty for success in the future. Our advocacy activities inform policymakers about issues affecting health care and quality of life of people with disabilities. We also maintain a strong Washington presence to help protect member interests in physician payment and regulatory issues.

    But we can’t do it alone. Advocacy must take place at all levels of the specialty. That starts with Academy members being informed and engaged.

Quality & Practice

  • AAPM&R's Registry: The key to putting your data to work for you. With the AAPM&R Registry, you can compare your patient outcomes, professional performance, and care processes against other physicians across the country. In addition to understanding your patient population and demonstrating the quality and value of physiatric treatment, AAPM&R’s Registry is an easy-to-use qualified clinical data registry (QCDR). A QCDR is a reporting mechanism for satisfactory Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). 

Research

  • PM&R, the Academy’s official peer-reviewed, scientific journal has been created specifically for the physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. Receive a complimentary issue of the journal each month. Also, as a member you can submit a manuscript, and obtain free CME each month!
  • Poster Presentations: Each year at the Annual Assembly, members have the opportunity to present their research findings to attendees. All selected abstracts are also published and distributed in conjunction with PM&R—your Academy's official scientific journal.

Career

  • The Physiatrists’ Job and Fellowship Board: Hundreds of opportunities are available! Use this online resource to post your CV, search for positions, or advertise positions that you need to fill.
  • Job and Fellowship Fair: Join us at the ONLY PM&R-specific recruiting event in the country that brings hundreds of physiatrists together! You’ll have the opportunity to speak to more than 115 organizations that are recruiting for a variety of open positions, including fellowships.
  • Career Corner: A monthly professional development enewsletter to help connect physiatrists to their dream jobs. 
  • PM&R Physician Compensation Survey Report: This 250+ page document includes an executive summary, highlighting key learnings from the study and an in-depth static report with comprehensive, de-identified compensation and production data, as well as a narrative of the results.

News & Information

  • www.aapmr.org: This website is continually updated with the latest in news and resources, so that you have a go-to resource 24/7. Several areas of the website are exclusive to Academy members.
  • The Physiatrist: Published 10 times each year, The Physiatrist updates you on Academy activities and programs, legislative actions, practice and socioeconomic issues, educational courses, and specialty developments. The newsletter also features classified advertising for employment opportunities.
  • Connection: For late-breaking news, the Academy also publishes a weekly e-newsletter offering you the most recent updates in your specialty.
  • Position Statements & White Papers: Members have access to more than 50 position statements and white papers that have been developed in response to specific legislative, regulatory, economic, and technological issues.

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