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Residents: Expand Your Network and Grow

Resident Involvement Opportunities

  • Residents may author an article for publication in the PM&R Resident.PM&R_Resident_2017_Logo_RGB
  • Residents may serve as a co-author to develop a 1,700 word summary of a clinical topic on PM&R Knowledge NOW®.
  • Residents may serve as an abstract reviewer to help choose which abstracts are included in the Annual Assembly program.
  • The Foundation for PM&R requests Academy residents to volunteer at their 5K Run/Walk and Roll during the Annual Assembly.
  • Residents may volunteer to assist at workshops and courses during the Annual Assembly.
  • Residents may volunteer as a model for ultrasound courses.KN_PM&R®_logo_lrg_3c
  • Residents may join all 5 Member Councils, increasing their exposure to the PM&R subspecialties.
  • Residents may participate in Member Council advisory groups.
  • Residents can provide feedback by participating in Academy surveys such as the Member Survey and the Member Council Surveys.
  • Residents in their PGY2 may apply for the RFTPC Ambassador Program.aapmr_mc_horiz_cmyk
  • Residents can advocate for the specialty through the AAPM&R Advocacy Action Center.
  • Residents can connect with their peers at the Annual Assembly at networking events such as the Resident Town Hall Meeting and the Residents’ Reception.
  • Residents can connect with their peers and other Academy members through PhyzForum.
  • Residents can connect with their peers and other members through Facebook and Twitter

Resident Leadership Opportunities

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  • Residents can be elected to serve on the Physiatrist in Training Council (PHiT) Board Executive Committee or can be appointed as resident liaisons to the Strategic Coordinating Committees.
  • Residents can participate in Member Council advisory groups.

After Residency:

  • Residents who become board certified may submit a nomination to serve on a Member Council executive committee, the Board of Governors or an Academy committee.
  • Members can continue to participate in Member Council advisory groups.AA14_Chief Resident's Meeting
  • Academy Leadership Program – The program is best suited for Academy Fellows who are early career physiatrists who have completed residency and/or fellowship training, and have been in practice for roughly 3 to 10 years and who want to fill leadership positions in the future or those who may be ready to pursue leadership positions in mid-career.


Questions about getting involved with the Academy?
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