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AAPM&R Medical Student Program 2024

Understanding PM&R: A Medical Student's Guide to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Thursday, August 15, 2024, 5 - 7:30 pm CDT

The Medical Student Program is intended to provide medical students exploring a career in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) an introduction to the specialty, the type of patients they will care for, and the procedures they may become skilled at. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from leaders in the field, and from current residents and those in fellowship about why they have chosen an exciting career in physiatry. This virtual program is FREE for all AAPM&R Medical Student Members.

Program Chairs
  • Brian C. Liem, MD, FAAPMR, University of Washington
  • Adele Meron, MD, FAAPMR, University of Colorado

During our virtual program, learn all about the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation and why this multi-disciplinary specialty is right for you! Sessions include:

  • An overview of PM&R: a general over of the specialty will be provided, which will include training requirements and what you can do as a physiatrists
  • Resident and Fellow Panel: a panel of current residents and those in a fellowship will provide tips on what it’s like to be a PM&R resident and discuss the value of doing a fellowship  
  • Practicing Physician Panel: a panel of practicing physiatrists will talk about their day-to-day experiences and what they enjoy most about the field of PM&R

Virtual PM&R Residency Fair

In addition to the Medical Student Program, the Academy will be hosting the Virtual Residency Fair on Tuesday, August 20 from 5 - 8 pm CT. The Residency Fair is a part of AAPM&R's annual "Understanding PM&R" Medical Student Program, allowing for face-to-face interaction between program directors (and/or representatives of each individual program) and medical students who are interested in PM&R. It introduces medical students to the specialty and what it means to be a physiatrist.
Availability: Registration Required
Location: Online Meeting
Date / Time: Aug 15, 2024 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM CST
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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