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About the RFC

Welcome to the resident/ fellow council (RFC) Page

 

The Resident/ Fellow Council (RFC) represents all resident and fellow members of the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP).

A nationally elected board governs the RFC with a focus on developing and sustaining a vibrant resident body and advocating on behalf of all trainees.

Members of the RFC serve on various national AAP committees and help plan educational and networking sessions for the AAP's Annual Meeting,

serve on the AAP's Board of Trustees, and assist with the strategic mission of the AAP to support the needs of trainees, provide mentorship,

develop leaders in academic physiatry, and advance the specialty. 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHYSIATRY IN MOTION - the RFC's online newsletter.


Leadership

Allison Bean, MD, PhDChair    Kunj Patel, MD, Past Chair 
Neal Rakesh, MD, Vice Chair    Jean Woo, MD, Secretary 
Wyatt Kupperman, DO, Medical Student Affairs Representative
  Brittni Micham, MD, Technology Representative
 Chris Cherian, MD, Advancement Representative
  Allison Schroeder, MD, Research Representative 
 Jay Panchal, MD, Social Media Ambassador      Komal Patel, DO, Fellow Representative  

JOIN US AT THE ANNUAL MEETING

The RFC would like to invite you to join us at Physiatry '18, February 13-17, 2018 in Atlanta, GA.

We are confident that you will discover new leadership experience, network and find mentors among leading academic

physiatrists, and gain invaluable education. Remember, AAP members receive discounts on Annual Meeting registration.

If you are not already a member, become one today.

We hope to see you there! Register Now


RFC Elections

Participate in the Resident/ Fellow Council and develop your leadership skills on a national level.

>> Click here to view list of positions

>> Click here to apply for a 2019-2010 RFC Position

Thank you to all of our 2018-2019 applicants! Want to get involved in the RFC?

Apply for a position in Fall 2018!

 


Medical student council

We are excited to announce the establishment of the first national PM&R Medical Student Council. Highly motivated

medical students interested in physiatry will represent medical student members of the AAP and promote the field to

medical students throughout the country. LEARN MORE


PHYSIATRY IN MOTION

The Resident/ Fellow Council's online newsletter Physiatry in Motion is released four times a year

and highlights various topics surrounding PM&R residency and fellowship.

 

Find the latest issue of the newsletter HERE.


Resident/ fellow resources 

 
fellowship directory

Residents can easily locate ACGME accredited fellowship programs through the AAP's Fellowship Directory broken down by physiatry

subspecialties brain injury medicine, neuromuscular medicine, pain medicine,  pediatric rehabilitation, spinal cord injury, and sports medicine. 

Go to Directory


RESeARCH BADGES

AAP members have access to online research and publication training modules developed specifically for in-training physiatrists

and young faculty. Completion of the modules will help you start your journey into rehabilitation research (while strengthening

your fellowship applications and CVs). Learn More


MENTOR ON DEMAND PODCASTS

The AAP develops podcasts that discuss a variety of topics aimed at answering questions you may face during training such as choosing

mentors, choosing a fellowship, job searching and contract negotiations, the road to becoming a department chair, and more!

Listen Now


Virtual Campus

The AAP's Virtual Campus is your on-demand resource for comprehensive academic physiatry information and education, offering

continuing medical education (CME) articles published in the AAP’s leading "blue journal": The American Journal of Physical Medicine

& Rehabilitation, academic development podcasts, a step-by-step "Research Badges" guide to conducting research in physiatry,

and Annual Meeting information. Visit Now


ESSENTIAL ARTICLES IN PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHABILITATION

Collections of “Essential Articles” were compiled by Dr. Gerard Francisco and a group of physiatry program directors and residents.

The original collection included publications from 1980-2003. The second collection includes publications from 2004-2010.

 

LECTURES

 

OTHER RESOURCES
 
PHYSIATRY Interest Groups

 

Research opportunities 

 

PHYSIATRY Fairs

 

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Top Row - From Left to Right: Ryan Mattie, MD (Stanford), Brittany Snider, DO (Mayo Clinic), Andrew Collins, MD, MA (Cincinnati Children's), Reza Ehsanian, MD (Stanford), 

 Allison Bean, MD, PhD (Mount Sinai), Carrie Gold, MD, MBA (Marianjoy), Laurie Dabaghian, MD (Kessler Institute), Melissa Kirk, MD, (Univ of Utah), Gary Panagiotakis, DO (Kessler Institute)

Bottom Row - From Left to Right: Jovauna Currey, MD (UC Irvine), Elizabeth Martin, MD, MPH (Stanford), Kunj Patel, MD (Emory), Charles A. Odonkor, MD, MA (Johns Hopkins), Adam

Susmarski, DO (Pittsburgh), George Marzloff, MD (Icahn Mt. Sinai), Daniel Kao, MD (NYU Rusk)

   

 

Charles Amoatey Odonkor

Role: RFC Chair

Institution: Johns Hopkins

Fun Fact: Dabbles in poetry, enjoys Zouk and blogs at Biomedical Odyssey  
 

 Kunj Patel

Role: RFC Vice Chair

Institution: Emory

Fun Fact: Excellent break-dancer who also performs stand-up Comedy  
 

Adam Susmarski

Role: RFC Secretary

Institution: Univ. of Pittsburg Medical Center

Fun Fact: Practiced primary care medicine in the US Navy for 3 years, with deployment tours to Afghanistan
 

Jovauna Currey

Role: RFC Medical Student Affairs

Institution: University of California Irvine

Fun Fact: Has been dancing and performing since the age of 2!

 

George Marzloff

Role: RFC Technology Representative

Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Fun Fact: Enjoys shipwreck diving, alpine skiing, and technology gadgets

   

Tracy Hoeg

Role: RFC Research Representative

Institution: University of California Davis

Fun Fact:  Ran six marathons and one ultramarathon during her second pregnancy

   

Daniel Kao

Role: RFC Advancement Representative

Institution: Rusk Institute, NYU

Fun Fact: Loves cooking, Carolina Basketball, the great outdoors, long walks with wife and Shiba Inu in Central Park

   

Elizabeth Martin

Role: RFC Fellow Representative

Institution: Stanford

Fun Fact: Before medical school, spent 6 months in Australia studying Aboriginal Australian history

       

Charles Amoatey Odonkor

Role: RFC Chair

Institution: Johns Hopkins

Fun Fact: Dabbles in poetry, enjoys Zouk and blogs at Biomedical Odyssey  
 

 Kunj Patel

Role: RFC Vice Chair

Institution: Emory

Fun Fact: Excellent break-dancer who also performs stand-up Comedy  
 

Adam Susmarski

Role: RFC Secretary

Institution: Univ. of Pittsburg Medical Center

Fun Fact: Practiced primary care medicine in the US Navy for 3 years, with deployment tours to Afghanistan
 

Jovauna Currey

Role: RFC Medical Student Affairs

Institution: University of California Irvine

Fun Fact: Has been dancing and performing since the age of 2!

 

George Marzloff

Role: RFC Technology Representative

Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Fun Fact: Enjoys shipwreck diving, alpine skiing, and technology gadgets

   

Tracy Hoeg

Role: RFC Research Representative

Institution: University of California Davis

Fun Fact:  Ran six marathons and one ultramarathon during her second pregnancy

   

Daniel Kao

Role: RFC Advancement Representative

Institution: Rusk Institute, NYU

Fun Fact: Loves cooking, Carolina Basketball, the great outdoors, long walks with wife and Shiba Inu in Central Park

   

Elizabeth Martin

Role: RFC Fellow Representative

Institution: Stanford

Fun Fact: Before medical school, spent 6 months in Australia studying Aboriginal Australian history

       

Charles Amoatey Odonkor

Role: RFC Chair

Institution: Johns Hopkins

Fun Fact: Dabbles in poetry, enjoys Zouk and blogs at Biomedical Odyssey  
 

 Kunj Patel

Role: RFC Vice Chair

Institution: Emory

Fun Fact: Excellent break-dancer who also performs stand-up Comedy  
 

Adam Susmarski

Role: RFC Secretary

Institution: Univ. of Pittsburg Medical Center

Fun Fact: Practiced primary care medicine in the US Navy for 3 years, with deployment tours to Afghanistan
 

Jovauna Currey

Role: RFC Medical Student Affairs

Institution: University of California Irvine

Fun Fact: Has been dancing and performing since the age of 2!

 

George Marzloff

Role: RFC Technology Representative

Institution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

Fun Fact: Enjoys shipwreck diving, alpine skiing, and technology gadgets

   

Tracy Hoeg

Role: RFC Research Representative

Institution: University of California Davis

Fun Fact:  Ran six marathons and one ultramarathon during her second pregnancy

   

Daniel Kao

Role: RFC Advancement Representative

Institution: Rusk Institute, NYU

Fun Fact: Loves cooking, Carolina Basketball, the great outdoors, long walks with wife and Shiba Inu in Central Park

   

Elizabeth Martin

Role: RFC Fellow Representative

Institution: Stanford

Fun Fact: Before medical school, spent 6 months in Australia studying Aboriginal Australian history

   

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