Welcome Students

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In recent years the AOCPMR has been growing rapidly as an organization and our resources have become more abundant than ever before. Our ideas and experiences are shaping the Student Council each month, much like this very dynamic medical specialty. The breadth of our work within the AOCPMR is broad and significant. As this specialty is keen on function, we are focused on delivering all of the tools students may want and need to succeed as students, residents, and future physiatrists. As a whole, we listen to our members and seek to provide the very best experiences, resources, and information to medical students interesting in pursuing and making an impact in the field of PM&R.

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The AOCPMR Student Council is comprised of more than 35 medical school chapters throughout the country, and we are expanding our numbers every year, as the field grows and more and more students become interested in PM&R. There is one national student council executive committee, which oversees the chapters and drives development of new student programs and chapter resources. Members of the student council executive committee report to the AOCPMR Executive Board, providing student input into new College initiatives and soliciting resources and funding for chapter activities and student members. We are always looking for motivated and enthusiastic medical students to help strengthen and expand active chapters, as well as for students to assist the AOCPMR in establishing new chapters. We’d love to hear from you, and we’d love to hear how we could better serve your chapter!

 

The AOCPMR Student Council provides a plethora of other student-focused resources and tools for medical students. Joining the AOPCMR will put at your fingertips a vast array of benefits that you can use to get to where you want to be in Physiatry while having fun and making long-lasting relationships along the way.

  1. Students seeking guidance and support in their medical school journey can take advantage of the AOCPMR Student Mentorship Program and develop lasting professional relationships with both practicing physiatrists and residents, as well as other like-minded students.
  2. Through this program, you will have access to one-on-one mentorship with physician members of our College, in order to have someone help guide you in the process to matching to your ideal residency and becoming the physiatrist you want to be.
  3. You will also have exclusive access to a new initiative – Project Ask – that will put you into contact with a resident(s) from one or more of your desired PM&R residency programs, who will be there for you to ask those important questions that you have regarding their program(s).
  4. Student members can stay gain a sense of mastery and familiarity with the PM&R literature through the AOCPMR Journal Club each month, and the Student Research Initiative and Journal of Osteopathic Physiatry are at your fingertips, in order to pursue your research goals.
  5. We are currently working on three new initiatives that we plan on rolling out for student access next year – we are always looking to create new programs to help students!
  6. Additionally, students have the opportunity, through their chapters, to participate in clinical workshops, attend PM&R lectures, events, and regional activities, as well as get involved at the national student council level.

The advantages of being an AOCPMR student member are many, and I hope that you truly considering investing in your own future and join today. The price is small, relative to the value that our College provides its members! And with the cost of membership going directly back to you, your chapter, and 100% student programming because, for us, it’s about one thing…value for our members. The AOCPMR values you and your membership. Thank you again for your interest in the AOCPMR.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or anyone on the student council! We hope to hear from you and/or your chapter, and we hope to see you soon in Florida! Best of luck to you in all your endeavors, in medical school and beyond! Follow the “Join Now” link above to sign up today!

Regards,

Brandon Barndt OMS-IV
President, AOCPMR Student Council Executive Committee