Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP)
Medical Student Newsletter
December 2019
Hello Medical Students!

Can you believe 2019 is coming to a close? Neither can we! We know that 2020 is going to be a big year for everyone. We can't wait to watch the MS4s match into their dream PM&R programs, cheer on the newly elected AAP Medical Student Council, see many of you present research in Orlando at AAP/ISPRM 2020, and hear about your awesome spring interest group events! Please reach out to us if you have questions about PM&R or want to get more involved in the field.

The AAP Medical Student Council
Applications are due soon for 
PM&R Summer 2020 Externships!

Explore the awesome field of PM&R and boost your CV with an 8-week funded externship:

Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS) 
Provides a structured research experience with respected physiatrists.
Interest Form due TODAY (December 4, 2019)

Medical Student Summer Clinical Externship (MSSCE) 
Provides an inpatient and outpatient clinical experience within PM&R.
Application is due January 8, 2020

Click on the links above to read student testimonials, learn how to apply, and submit your application!
The AAP will be hosting interactive round table sessions with PM&R residency program directors and residents at ISPRM 2020 on Saturday, March 7th! 

Get all your questions about physiatry, residency, research, and more answered by submitting them here!

AAP/ISPRM 2020 Registration is Now Open!

Join us March 4-9, 2020 in Orlando, FL for the 14th ISPRM World Congress and 53rd AAP Annual Meeting, with PM&R experts from over 50 countries. You don't want to miss this one!

To learn more about the sessions geared toward medical students, click
here, then click on "Annual Meeting Program."

Register now!
Mentor Spotlight:
Dr. Ellen Casey

This PM&R mentor spotlight features Ellen Casey, MD, mentor to third year medical student Nicole Katz. 

Dr. Casey is an Associate Attending Physiatrist in the Department of Physiatry and the Women's Sports Medicine Center at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. Additionally, she is an Associate Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and the Team Physician for USA Gymnastics Women's National Team. 

Dr. Casey is particularly passionate about the clinical care available to female athletes. Before her appointment at HSS, she was Co-Director of the Women's Sports Program at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Co-Director of the Penn Center for the Female Athlete at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Her research pursuits complement her clinical expertise as she explores the underpinnings of sex and gender disparity in musculoskeletal injury, including the role of sex hormones in knee injuries (particularly anterior cruciate ligament tears).

To learn more about Dr. Casey, visit or follow her on Twitter @EllenCaseyMD
The AAP was well-represented at the 2019 AAPM&R Annual Assembly in San Antonio, TX this November:
It's not too late to sign up for the RFC (Resident/Fellow Council) Mentorship Program!
Click here to find out more.

Hot Topics in Research:

The Opioid Crisis

This month, we recommend listening to a podcast, Physiatry, Pain Medicine, and the Opioid Crisis: A Focus on Function, hosted by Dr. Eric Wisotzky. He is joined by the paper's authors, Drs. Marissa Pavlinich and Danielle Perret Karimi. 

Read the original article here. 

Pocket Mentor Podcast:

The PM&R Pocket Mentor is a podcast created especially for medical students.

Check out the newest episode with Joel Frontera, MD (PM&R Residency Program Director, Vice Chair of Education, and Assistant Professor at UT Health McGovern Medical School) as he discusses his path to physiatry, his opinions on the residency application process, and interview tips!

Check out previous episodes of the PM&R Pocket Mentor and other AAP podcasts on SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts, & Spotify.
AAP MSC Online Video Library

Have you taken advantage of our YouTube playlist covering must-know physical exam skills? Use this as your go-to resource when you want to review a physical exam skill. Let us know which other maneuvers or topics in Physiatry you’d like to see!
Check out these pictures from Colorado School of Medicine's PM&R Fair!

This is their third annual PM&R Fair sponsored by the AAP, and the event involved students from the two medical schools in the Denver area.

This year, the night included checking out durable medical equipment and wheelchairs (left) as well as getting to experience what it might be like to walk with a prosthetic limb (right). Way to go!

Interested in hosting your own PM&R Fair? 

The AAP is accepting grant applications to sponsor YOUR next big event! PM&R Fairs have become increasingly popular events to increase awareness of physiatry.

Find out more and apply for a grant from the AAP here.
Are you looking for a PM&R Interest Group to Join? The AAP has a registry of interest groups across the nation.  

Or take a look at the developing Virtual Interest Group for IMG and FMG students.

Need to add or update your information with this registry? Click 
Want to showcase what your Interest Group is up to or give us a heads-up on something cool?

Submit information you would like to be advertised in our next newsletter
HERE or email

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