Medical Student Program

Education

Virtual PM&R Residency Fair

In addition to the Medical Student Program, the Academy will be hosting the Virtual Residency Fair on Tuesday, August 23 from 5-8 pm (CT). The Residency Fair is part of AAPM&R’s annual “Understanding PM&R” Medical Student Program, allowing for face-to-face interaction between program directors (and/or representatives of each individual program) and medical students who are interested in PM&R. It introduces medical students to the specialty and what it means to be a physiatrist. 

The Academy is using Career Fair Plus as the virtual platform, which is the same platform used last year. When accessing the fair, you will need to search for AAPM&R, which should come up at the top of the list. Once you have found AAPM&R, you can click on the link and then choose "AAPM&R 2022 Virtual Residency Fair". From there, you will be able to search all of the residency programs participating in the fair. Please note, additional programs will be added leading up to the fair, so please check back periodically. After you have registered for the Medical Student Program, specific information will be sent to you regarding the fair and how to schedule meetings with the various residency programs.

If you didn't register for the Medical Student Program and would like access to the fair, please email education@aapmr.org. Please let the education team you would like access.


Understanding PM&R: A Medical Student’s Guide to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Program Chairs

  • Brian C. Liem, MD, FAAPMR, University of Washington
  • Adele Meron, MD, FAAPMR, University of Colorado
The medical student program is intended to provide medical students exploring a career in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) an introduction to the specialty, the type of patients they will care for and the procedures they may become skilled at. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the field, and from current residents and those in fellowship about why they have chosen an exciting career in physiatry. 

Virtual Agenda for Thursday, August 18

  • 5-5:30 pm (CT): Welcome and Introduction, History of PM&R
  • 5:30-6 pm (CT): Specialty Lecture – Pediatric Rehabilitation with a Research Twist
     Sruthi Thomas, MD, PhD, FAAPMR, Baylor College of Medicine
  • 6-7 pm (CT):  Resident and Fellow Panel
  •  Heidi Chen, MD, Moderator, OSS Interventional Spine & Sports MSK Medicine Fellowship
     Alpha T. Anders, MD, Louisiana State University PM&R Program
     Robert D. Pagan Rosado, MD, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science (Rochester)
     Daniel N. Pierce, MD, University of Washington
     Emilie Pinto, DO, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
  • 7-8 pm (CT): Question and Answer Session: Procedures Used in PM&R Practice

"As a medical student interested in PM&R, the Medical Student Program and Residency Fair were wonderful opportunities to learn from residents."—Past Attendee