Registration for the 2017-2018 Resident Council is open!
We would love to have you join us!
If you are interested in applying for a position on the Resident Council, please download and review the two documents below.
The deadline is April 24, 2017 by 9pm.
AOCPMR Resident Council
American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The vision of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is that we are dedicated to providing leadership for the PMR profession and to providing a home to osteopathic PMR practitioners.
Chairs the Resident Council, oversees the Resident Council officers and runs council meetings. Serves on relevant AOCPMR Executive committees as necessary. Presents an update of the council activities at annual and mid-year meetings. Required attendance at the mid-year meeting. Voting member of the Council.
Works with the President to guide the Resident Council. Works directly with the President on the various initiatives the council determines to undertake and perform the President’s duties on occasions when the President cannot. Co-chairs the mid-year meeting w/ the education liaison. Required attendance at the mid-year meeting. Voting member of the Council.
Attends all council meetings where he/she takes minutes and distributes to the council. Assists in coordination of council meetings and committee meetings. Collects and distributes requested information from the committee chairs. Provides input into the budget process for the Resident Council. Purchases material for completion of council business. Liaises w/ the Executive Council Treasurer. Required attendance at the mid-year meeting. Voting member of the Council.
Membership Committee Resident Liaison
Oversee the Regional Representatives and be a two-way communication resource between the Resident council and the regional and program representatives. Provides guidance and information to the regional reps for dissemination to the Program representatives and general membership. Works to expand the membership, both of DO and MD resident members. Keeps resident membership list updated and available for use. Works with the student liaison to cultivate a list of student members for future membership as residents. Manages, retrieves and organizes contact information for resident members and council members. Assists in the development of council projects as available. Encouraged to attend the mid-year meeting.
Education Committee Chairs (2)
1) Co-chair for Publication and Research– promotes research among residents and works to coordinate connection of residents with students interested in assisting resident research projects. Chairs the poster presentation at the mid-year meeting while assisting the conference chair in planning and implementing the mid-year meeting. Assist as needed with the Journal of Physiatry. Required to attend the mid-year meeting.
2) Co-chair for Resident Education/Conference Chair – Coordinates with regional representatives to put on regional educational and social events. Works with the President and Vice President to plan the resident track for the mid-year meeting. Liaises with the Student and Executive Council conference planners to coordinate resident involvement in student and executive tracks. Attendance at mid-year meeting is required.
Website Committee Liaison
Works with Executive Director and Web-Master to manage and maximize appearance and accuracy of content on the website. Works with council to continuously improve web-presence, bring material up to date and ensure accessibility of forms and applications. Assists in the management of social media devices. Encouraged to attend the mid-year meeting.
Bylaws Committee Resident Liaison
Reviews, edits, updates and improves bylaws. Reviews with the President and Resident Council current bylaws and amends bylaws as necessary. Attends Executive Council Bylaws Committee meetings. Encouraged to attend the mid-year meeting.
Resident Employment Liaison
Works to expand opportunities for membership to connect with job opportunities offered by the attending membership. Works with Education Committee Chairs to organize regional and national job fairs. Assists membership chairs in assimilating and understanding information pertaining to employment. Identifies high-yield topics relating to employment and marketability of job candidates. Encouraged to attend the mid-year meeting.
Resident Fellowship Liaison
Works to identify fellowships run by the attending membership and organizes national fellowship fair. Maintains and updates the fellowship database while expanding the repository of information regarding the different fellowships available, application deadline, and fellowship trail helpful hints. Coordinates with current osteopathic fellows and connects them to resident members. Assists the educational chairs in organizing and then recruiting for the fellowship fair at the mid-year meeting. Encouraged to attend the mid-year meeting.
This position is designed as a means of networking with the resident and general councils of the various organizations that have scope over our field, e.g. the AAPMR, AAP, ACGME and AMA. Encouraged to attend the mid-year meeting.
Regional representatives are a crucial member of the Resident Council acting as the primary contact between the Resident Council with the national membership body. The country has been divided into six (6) regions based on concentration of residency programs, creating a total of eight (8) positions of regional representative. (Please see the national map for region breakdown). Highly encouraged to attend the mid-year conference.
Primary duties include the following: 1) Maintain a relationship with a resident representative at each program, or recruit such a representative if none yet exists. 2) Organize a minimum of one regional event per year with the assistance of the Educational and Membership Chairs. 3) Write one article per year for consideration to be included in the Journal of Physiatry. 4) Assist in connecting the residents with the Resident Council and the college as a whole by disseminating information in a personal manner to the program representatives. 5) Make monthly contact by phone or email with the program representatives of the region with updates to the membership chair and president.
Program Representatives are the faces of the AOCPMR, connecting each resident with the college. The college aims to have a representative at each residency program who will work with the Regional Representatives to plan regional educational events. The Program Representatives will also be expected to be an onsite resource for their AOCPMR program members as well as provide a short 5-10 minute presentation regarding the AOCPMR. For those co-residents and therapy staff interested, the Regional Representatives will assist in the AOCPMR membership application. Furthermore, they will work with the chief residents to share AOCPMR volunteer opportunities. Program Representatives will also be encouraged to provide program updates or article topics to be considered for inclusion in the AOCPMR newsletter.