October 16, 2009 - Association of Academic Physiatrists

Dear Dr,
Joining the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) places you in a community of the leading physicians
and residents in the specialty and shows your commitment to improving patient care in PM&R through
research and education.
AAP member benefits include:
Networking and interaction with leading professionals in academic physiatry
Professional development resources and programs
Assistance in Physiatric career development
Significantly discounted Annual Meeting registration
12 monthly issues of AJPM&R in all formats – Print, Online, iPad App, and PDA
We would love to welcome you to the AAP during this exciting time:
Our programs are thriving - The AAP Program for Academic Leadership (PAL) was recognized by AAMC as
a national model for leadership development in academic medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine Scientist Training
Program (RMSTP) fellows and graduates continue to secure NIH funding, and we recently launched a new
medical student program, Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE).
Our Annual Meeting is expanding – AAP Annual Meeting educational and networking offerings have doubled
and attendance grows with every year.
Our official Journal is flourishing – The impact factor of American Journal of PM&R has increased to 1.731,
making our “blue journal” a leader in the field.
In addition to existing member benefits, AAP initiatives on the horizon include MOC Self Assessment Exams
designed specifically for academic physiatrists, Research Badge Project (a self directed guide designed to
guide PM&R residents and faculty undertaking research and publication), Journal Club Podcasts, and a new
mentorship program.
We value your membership and invite you to join our efforts in moving the specialty of PM&R forward
through education and research. Renewing is easy! Visit the AAP website www.physiatry.org to join online or
call the AAP office (410) 712-7120 to request more information.
Please join!