Member Benefits

Members & Publications

YX8A1718Strengthening the specialty of PM&R and supporting members’ practices and patients, AAPM&R offers a full depth and breadth of benefits designed to help PM&R physicians meet new challenges and build successful careers. 

There are exciting opportunities for you to make a positive impact on healthcare and the patients you serve, and that all starts with getting involved with AAPM&R. Whether you want to attend a live educational course, access a resource online, find a job, volunteer or advocate, AAPM&R is here to help you advance clinically and in practice!

AAPM&R also offers special benefits for early-career physiatrists.

If you have questions, please call us at (847) 737-6000. 

AAPM&R Is Your Community

Representing a shared set of ideals and the hub for professional PM&R practitioners, community is the basis for everything AAPM&R offers its members, providing spaces for PM&R physicians to learn, network and advance their careers and fostering a sense of belonging, including an extensive wealth of backgrounds and areas of expertise.

AAPM&R offers its members opportunities for networking, enrichment and career advancement. Through membership, you have exclusive access to 9,000+ member physiatrists who are thought-leaders in the field. Connecting with your PM&R community helps you develop and improve your practical and clinical skills, stay current with the latest physiatry news, share best practices and expand your circle of peers.

  • The Annual Assembly: Physiatry's premier educational and networking event, where thousands of physiatrists come together to improve their clinical and practice skills, participate in hands-on training, present research, and reconnect with colleagues old and new!
  • Member Communities: Offer opportunities for members to connect with each other, share experiences and advance the future of the specialty together.
  • PhyzForum: An online network of forums that connects members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Members collaborate to share insights, expertise and resources. Want to find out what others are doing in practice? Post a question! Have a difficult case and need some direction? Share it with the community for input.
  • COVID Rehabilitation: We are supporting members by creating timely, needed resources, collaborating across healthcare, and highlighting the best education and news that is applicable to you and your PM&R practice right now. Read more about our national Call to Action to address the needs of those suffering with PASC (Long COVID).
  • Volunteer Opportunities: Whether you have one hour to provide input or 20 to support a committee’s efforts, AAPM&R wants all of its members involved. Each year, we offer several opportunities for you to make a difference and help advance physiatry’s vision. Make sure to participate when these become available!
  • Learning Collaboratives: Join your peers who are ready to do innovative work to advance the specialty. Learning Collaboratives are the perfect place to share best practices, discuss the future of PM&R and explore how we can get there together. You can connect online through PhyzForum and in-person at the Annual Assembly.
  • Member Directory: Contact your peers directly through the AAPM&R members-only directory. It’s a great way to search for referrals!

Education. Evolved

Education is a fundamental offering that affects PM&R practitioners across clinical focus, practice areas, career stages, and levels of expertise. A main benefit for all members, AAPM&R provides top-notch education and other resources across different delivery mechanisms. The Academy is committed to being the go-to resource for the best and most relevant continuing education for its members.

In-Person Education:

  • STEP Ultrasound Certificate Program: Presenting ultrasound education at its best! This multi-tiered training program is taught by the top ultrasound experts in physiatry and assesses MSK and neurologic ultrasound skills using a progressive, competency-based curriculum. 

  • Annual Assembly: No other meeting delivers 300+ faculty experts who represent all facets of our diverse specialty, 60+ educational sessions across a variety of clinical and practice themes and in-depth research like the AAPM&R Annual Assembly. 

Online Education: 

  • 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.

Advocacy: At the Table and Part of the Conversation

AAPM&R’s advocacy provides what individual PM&R practitioners cannot do themselves—influence the trajectory of PM&R practitioners in healthcare and look ahead to future advancement of the specialty.

  • The Academy advocates on behalf of physicians to address the macro issues that influence their continued and evolving ability to contribute to healthcare, focusing on certification, reimbursement, burnout and more. Our advocacy activities inform policymakers about issues affecting healthcare and quality-of-life of people with disabilities. We also maintain a strong Washington presence to help protect member interests in physician payment and regulatory issues.

    But we can’t do it alone. Advocacy must take place at all levels of the specialty. That starts with Academy members being informed and engaged. Won't you join us and be a #PMRAdvocate?

Quality & Practice

  • AAPM&R's Registry: The key to putting your data to work for you. With the AAPM&R Registry, you can compare your patient outcomes, professional performance, and care processes against other physicians across the country. AAPM&R's Registry is currently recruiting institutions and practices who are committed to quality improvement to serve as early adopters for ischemic stroke and low-back pain data collection efforts.


  • PM&R, the Academy’s official peer-reviewed, scientific journal has been created specifically for the physical medicine and rehabilitation physician. Receive a complimentary issue of the journal each month. Also, as a member you can submit a manuscript and obtain free CME each month!
  • Poster Presentations: Each year at the Annual Assembly, members have the opportunity to present their research findings to attendees. All selected abstracts are also published and distributed in conjunction with PM&R—your Academy's official scientific journal.

Career Advancement

  • The Job and Fellowship Board: Hundreds of opportunities are available! Use this online resource to post your CV, search for positions, or advertise positions that you need to fill.
  • Job and Fellowship Fair: Join us at the ONLY PM&R-specific recruiting event in the country that brings hundreds of physiatrists together! You’ll have the opportunity to speak to more than 100 organizations that are recruiting for a variety of open positions, including fellowships.
  • Residents can use the Find a Fellowship Program tool for the most comprehensive listing of PM&R fellowships available. This member benefit does the heavy lifting for you when it's time to research your next step after residency. 
  • Career Corner: Our monthly professional development enewsletter to help connect physiatrists to their dream jobs. 
  • Physician Wellness Resources: Explore all of AAPM&R's resources, tools and solutions focused on the daily challenges of practicing medicine as well as barriers impacting the specialty as a whole.

News and Information

  • Our website is continually updated with the latest in news and resources, so that you have a go-to resource 24/7. Several areas of the website are exclusive to Academy members.
  • COVID-19 Physiatrist Member Support and Resource Center: In this section of AAPM&R's website, you'll find clear, up-to-date information that is most pertinent to PM&R during this pandemic, newly-developed educational resources, and the latest on how the Academy is leading and collaborating with other medical societies to advocate for and support your needs. Read more about our national Call to Action to address the needs of those suffering with PASC (Long COVID).
  • The Physiatrist: 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. The newsletter also features classified advertising for employment opportunities.
  • Connection: For late-breaking news, the Academy also publishes a weekly e-newsletter offering you the most recent updates in your specialty.
  • Position Statements & White Papers: Members 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.


  • 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.