Navigating Early-Career Decisions for Success in Physiatry Practice Course



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


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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
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Hotel Information

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

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 $199.00/night for single/double occupancy
  • Complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms
  • Complimentary hot breakfast