Annual Assembly 2018

Annual Assembly

Navigating Early-Career Decisions for Success in Physiatry Practice


Wednesday, October 24
8 am-5 pm

Course Directors: Michele L. Arnold, MD, FAAPMR and Jeffrey S. Johns, MD, FAAPMR

Faculty: Lance L. Goetz, MD, FAAPMR; Michael Laiche, MBA; Kavitha Neerukonda, JD, MHA; Annie D. Purcell, DO, FAAPMR; Beth Radtke, MS; Sara Rossi-Statis, CGW; Omar F. Selod, DO, FAAPMR; Charlotte H. Smith, MD, FAAPMR; Jennifer M. Zumsteg, MD, FAAPMR

Intended for physiatrists completing their training (PGY-3, PGY-4 and fellows) and physiatrists within the first 3 years post-training, this early-career course provides a roadmap to navigating the early years of establishing a successful physiatry career. The course will focus on building leadership skills in the workplace and within professional organizations, getting started with licensure and MOC, practice improvement, and non-clinical career opportunities. The course will explore various practice settings and a panel will share relative advantages and disadvantages of each. Finally, the course will review various physician performance metrics and compensation strategies, as well as outline the many AAPM&R resources that assist the early-career physiatrist.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize advantages and disadvantages of various practice settings.
  • Identify leadership opportunities within the local practice/organization and within the greater medical community.
  • Analyze the various physician performance and compensation metrics.
  • Use AAPM&R resources for licensure, MOC, and practice performance.

A Word From Our Course Directors 

Michelle Arnold“The transition from PM&R training to early physiatry practice can be like venturing into uncharted waters.  Many of us launch from residency or fellowship, and find ourselves treading water, or worse, lost at sea.  AAPM&R developed the Early-Career Preconference Course to provide the foundational tools and framework to navigate the early stages of your career.  Whether you are just embarking, or find yourself a touch adrift, please join us and get on course!" -- Dr. Arnold

Jeff Johns - Large File pic"AAPM&R is working to prepare and equip early career physiatrists for success in a dynamic health care environment.  This course will lay the groundwork for a successful and satisfying career in PM&R." 
Dr. Johns


Who Should Attend?

Intended for physiatrists completing their training (PGY-3, PGY-4 and fellows) and physiatrists within the first 3 years post-training. 

Faculty and topics subject to change.