Navigating Early-Career Decisions for Success in Physiatry Practice Course

We're gathering PGY3s, PGY4s, and physiatrists 1-3 years post-residency in New York City for our most exclusive early-career opportunity: the Navigating Early-Career Decisions for Success in Physiatry Practice course.

Directed by leading physiatrists, this highly-acclaimed course—just $35 for AAPM&R members—provides a roadmap for establishing a successful physiatry career. Some of the most prominent names in physiatry will guide attendees through engaging presentations and panel discussions, covering a wide range of topics.



April 3-4, 2020


New York City, NY | New York University School of Medicine

Who Should Attend?

Intended for physiatrists completing their training (PGY-2, PGY-3, PGY-4, and fellows) and physiatrists within the first 3 years post-training.  

What's it About?

  • Outlining the pros and cons of different practice settings
  • Identifying non-clinical career opportunities
  • Building leadership skills within your workplace and professional organization
  • Navigating licensure and MOC® requirements
  • Knowing physician performance metrics and compensation strategies
  • Utilizing AAPM&R resources to assist your career development

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.

Course Directors and Faculty


  • Anne F. Ambrose, MD, MS, FAAPMR from Montefiore Health System
  • Francis J. Lopez, MD, MPH, FAAPMR from New York University School of Medicine


Coming Soon

Anne F. Ambrose, MD

The goal of this course is to help attendees to make the transition from being a trainee to an independent physician smoother.

  • Gain an understanding of the factors that you should consider when making early career decisions. 
  • Learn skills in job negotiations and interviewing 

Feedback from Past Attendees

“I thought the early-career course was excellent. I really enjoyed the day and I learned a lot that I will be applying in the near future.” – Past Attendee

“Anyone considering attending the course should absolutely attend. The networking with other early-career physiatrists, as well as with those running the course, is excellent. And all of the various things I learned throughout the day really reaches far beyond what I expected. I would even consider attending the course again.” – Past Attendee

“I thought the course was incredibly monumental to help advance my career.” – Past Attendee

“I definitely think this is a great course for the senior resident physicians and early career physicians who want a refresher in how to navigate their career or just helping senior residents understand how to plan their career in the next few years.” – Past Attendee

“I feel the early career decisions course was informative and would give all residents the basic foundation for future practice success.” – Past Attendee

“As a new attending building an outpatient general PM&R practice from the ground up, I could not have asked for a better experience.” – Past Attendee

“These are topics that are rarely covered by residency programs, so it’s a great resource for physiatrists who are early in their careers to get a 'lay of the land.'” – Past Attendee


Faculty and topics subject to change.

Through engaging presentations and panel discussions, the course will focus on:

  • Building leadership skills in the workplace and within professional organizations
  • Practice improvement
  • Non-clinical career opportunities
  • Practice setting advantages and disadvantages
  • Physician performance metrics and compensation strategies
  • Navigating credentialing requirements
  • AAPM&R resources to assist the early-career physiatrist



Members: $35 non-refundable reservation fee
Nonmembers: $175 non-refundable reservation fee
Want to save $140? Become a member

Hotel Information

Hampton Inn Manhattan Grand Central
231 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
(646) 576-8532

Please book before February 25 to receive our discounted rate below (taxes not included).

Be sure to reference “AAPM&R Early Career Course” when calling. To reserve your room on-line, be please use the Group Code, AAP.

  • Discounted king bed $199.00/night or double beds $219.00/night for single/double occupancy
  • Complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms
  • Complimentary hot breakfast