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Learn Serve Lead 2014: The AAMC Annual Meeting

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Rehabilitation Research Experience for Medical Students (RREMS)
Medical Student Application Instructions



The RREMS has been developed for medical students with strong research interests. This program will provide an exciting and structured research experience while exposing the medical student to some of the most successful and respected faculty mentors in the field of PM&R.


The RREMS will entail a minimum of an eight-week summer externship following the first year of medical school with an attached stipend of $4,000.  

Applications are no longer being accepted for Summer 2014. Thank you for your interest.

Please read these instructions carefully:

  • For 2014, we highly encourage applications for research on spinal cord injury related topics. These will be given special consideration.
  • Students are responsible for identifying their own mentors. Students must identify mentors from a list of approved sponsor sites listed on the AAP website. The website will be continuously updated as new sponsor sites enroll. Applications will not be accepted unless the sponsor site has been approved prior to the student’s application. Sponsor sites will continue to be added through February 14, 2014.
  • We encourage applications from students wishing to work with mentors outside of their own institutions.
  • The student must be enrolled in an accredited medical school in the United States.
  • The sponsor site must be in the United States or Canada.
  • The primary mentor listed must be an MD and/or PhD who holds a primary faculty appointment in a PM&R Dept. at that institution. The goal is to give the student exposure to research in an academic PM&R practice.
  • Each student will receive a $4,000 stipend for summer research at an approved sponsor site and additional travel and registration expenses to cover travel to the AAP Annual Meeting. This stipend will be released in installments, and students will receive the full amount only when completion of their project is confirmed by their mentor.
  • The program is offered to all medical students but may be most applicable for first year students.
  • Students are responsible for making their own housing arrangements and travel to/from their summer research institution.
  • Each student must commit to a project that will last eight weeks and begin over the summer and agree to present their findings at the following AAP Annual Meeting in 2015.
  • Each student must make contact with designated persons at sponsor sites and devise a 3 page proposal (excluding references) after communicating with an approved mentor.
  • Proposal must be single spaced in Times New Roman 12 point font and contain the following information:
    • Title
    • Background including importance of the proposed work
    • Methods
    • Specific Aims and Hypotheses
    • Analysis Plan
    • Expected Results and Rationale
    • References
  • Students may submit a one page personal statement explaining interest in research, clinical exposure that may be available or any other information that may be relevant.
  • Letters of recommendation are acceptable but not required.
  • Students should submit a curriculum vitae including prior degrees and institutions attended.
  • An NIH Bio-sketch for the faculty mentor must be provided.
  • If a research project involves something that is potentially patentable, licensable, or copy right worthy, the faculty mentor and student are encouraged to work with their local technology transfer office as well as the RREMS to generate a dissemination plan that will meet the needs of the program without compromising the commercial potential of the research. Please notify us in advance if this is anticipated.
  • Please send all information as Microsoft Word 2003 Documents (Not PDFs or Word 2007)
  • Please limit file sizes to 500kb.
  • Please use the following file naming conventions (e.g. for student named M. Smith):


    • SmithM Research Plan
    • SmithM Resume
    • SmithM Mentor Biosketch
    • SmithM Personal Statement
    • SmithM Application
    • SmithM Letter of Recommendation


The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm EST on March 21, 2014. No applications will be accepted after this deadline.

Please contact AAP Member Services Manager Amy Schnappinger at with any questions.


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