Membership Benefits for Early-Career Physiatrists

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Check with your program coordinator to see if they will be covering your membership this year.

Find all of our residency-specific resources here.


Are you participating in a PM&R fellowship program this year? If you haven’t already done so, complete this form and submit it to the Academy so we can transfer you to the correct membership category.

Not a member? Learn more here or call (847) 737-6000.

AAPM&R is physiatry’s primary specialty society that exclusively serves the needs of all PM&R physicians. As you continue in your PM&R career, invest in your future and renew your Academy membership to take advantage of these valuable benefits and be part of something bigger:


You're part of the PM&R community—more than 10,000 members who power the Academy and support initiatives designed to move physiatry forward. Membership gives you exclusive access to networking and leadership opportunities to keep you connected and help lead the specialty to success.

  • The AAPM&R Annual Assembly has 3x the attendance than other PM&R-focused organizations, including the largest annual gathering of PM&R residents! We have a program dedicated to in-training/early-career physiatrists, which covers a variety of topics including burnout, finances, career advice, clinical topics, etc.
  • Attend our Navigating Early-Career Decisions for Residents and New Graduates: Success in Physiatry Practice course in the spring. This course is held annually each spring and is complimentary for AAPM&R members! Lots of topics are covered AND we host a special networking event two days before the course, don't miss it!
  • AAPM&R's Virtual Mentoring Program for early-career physiatrists will match you to a member with 6+ years of practice experience and whose interests align with yours.
  • Member Communities offer opportunities for members to connect with each other, share experiences, and advance the future of the specialty together.
  • Our online community, PhyzForum, lets you engage with your peers. Use this member benefit to ask a question, find a mentor, and receive advice, insights, and ideas. On average, 20 new discussion threads are started each month. Join the conversation and connect with your fellow physiatry peers!
  • Access to the Physiatrist in Training (PHiT) Council, which focuses on developing and sustaining a strong resident and associate fellow community. All residents and associate fellows receive access to the PHiT Council and receive the PM&R Resident e-newsletter every other month.
  • There’s lots of other networking opportunities too, including at live events, such as ultrasound training. Members receive significant discounts on these in-person training opportunities.
  • Member Directory: Contact your peers directly through the AAPM&R members-only directory. It’s a great way to search for referrals!

Career Resources

Count on AAPM&R to provide you with a variety of resources for every stage of your career. We're here to help position you for success in today's changing health care landscape.

  • Attend our Navigating Early-Career Decisions for Residents and New Graduates: Success in Physiatry Practice course in the spring. This course is held annually each spring and is complimentary for AAPM&R members! Lots of topics are covered, don't miss it!
  • Access the Physiatrists’ Job and Fellowship Board, where you can post your resume/CV and find a listing of PM&R job and fellowship opportunities.
  • Each year, AAPM&R hosts the largest PM&R Job and Fellowship Fair. Network face-to-face with representatives from more than 115 institutions and practices, and leave a lasting impression.
  • The Find a Fellowship Program Directory is a searchable database with all fellowship programs open to PM&R candidates. This directory is the largest of its kind and dedicated solely to PM&R fellowships. 
  • The 250+ page PM&R Physician Compensation Survey Report includes an executive summary, highlighting key learnings from the study and an in-depth static report with comprehensive, de-identified compensation and production data, as well as a narrative of the results. Use this tool for negotiations!
  • Receive Career Corner, your monthly professional development e-newsletter designed to help connect physiatrists to their dream jobs.

Clinical Education

You'll receive access to cutting-edge clinical and practice management resources to help you stay relevant on hot-button topics such as emerging trends, regenerative medicine, and practice preparedness.

  • Certification Qbank: Your Ultimate Study Resource—utilize the Qbank for your upcoming Part 1 certification exam or if you need some extra study help to aid in your residency training. It includes 800+ questions covering various topics from past certification exams.
  • Access to essential practice resources, including free webinars that focus on issues directly related to physiatry.
  • Online Learning Portal: Your home for online clinical and practice education created by your peers.
  • PM&R Knowledge NOW®: This online resource highlights the breadth and depth of 300+ clinical topics in the specialty of PM&R. Use PM&R Knowledge NOW® to learn about practice guidelines, educational content, and more.

Physiatry News and Updates

AAPM&R is your #1 resource for the latest PM&R-specific news and information. Through our various print and digital publications as well as social media, we'll help you stay in-the-know about everything going on in the physiatry world.

  • Published 10 times each year, The Physiatrist updates you on Academy activities and programs, legislative actions, practice and socioeconomic issues, educational courses, and specialty developments. This print newsletter also features classified advertising for employment opportunities.
  • Keep current with Connection, our weekly electronic newsletter.
  • Published by the Physiatrist in Training (PHiT) Council, the PM&R Resident e-newsletter is an essential tool for distributing information to PM&R residents nationwide. Distributed every other month, it includes resident-written contributions, news about resident-related Academy activities and events, and special interest articles.
  • PM&R is the Academy’s official peer-reviewed, scientific journal. Receive a complimentary issue of the journal each month. Also, as a member, you can submit a manuscript and obtain free CME each month!
  • Key health policy/advocacy updates and resources to help you succeed in today’s health care environment. Members also have access to more than 50 position statements and white papers that have been developed in response to specific legislative, regulatory, economic, and technological issues.
  • Connect with us on social media via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.


  • Nation-wide travel and entertainment offers: Your Academy has partnered with MemberDeals to offer significant deals and discounts on travel, entertainment and more. Check out all the exclusive member-only offers today!
  • Insurance Discounts: Through Treloar and Heisel, Inc., Academy members can receive reduced rates on insurance for disability, life, business overhead, long-term care, and auto/homeowners.
















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