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Member Benefits

Strengthening 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. Explore the Member Resource Guide to understand how the Academy is fulfilling its mission and providing value to you. 

If you have questions regarding the benefits of membership or eligibility requirements, please call us at (847) 737-6000. 

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

Networking

  • In-Person Networking: Connecting face-to-face with your peers is extremely valuable to your professional development and expanding your network. The Academy offers a variety of ways to network in-person:
  • 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 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.

Education 

Full-time fellow and associate memberships now include the resources to meet current, fundamental MOC requirements, including 1 complimentary self-assessment exam for practitioners (SAE-P) each year, plus complimentary access to all practice improvement projects (PIPs). Find and claim these free resources on the Academy's ® website, your destination for essential clinical and practice resources. You now receive up to 44 complimentary CME credits with your membership!

Advocacy

  • AAPM&R legislative advocacy activities inform policymakers about issues affecting the health care and quality of life of people with disabilities. The Academy also maintains a strong Washington presence to help protect member interests in physician payment and regulatory issues.

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 in the Poster Hall. All selected abstracts are also published and distributed in conjunction with PM&R—your Academy's official scientific journal.

Career

  • 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.
  • Job and Fellowship Fair: Each year, AAPM&R hosts the largest job fair specific to PM&R. Network face-to-face with representatives from more than 100 institutions and practices, and leave a lasting impression.
  • The Physiatrists’ Job and Fellowship Board: Posting your resume to the Physiatrists’ Job and Fellowship Board spreads your outreach and gives your resume more value and exposure among health care employers.
  • Career Corner: A monthly professional development enewsletter to help connect physiatrists to their dream jobs. 

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 enewsletter 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.