Wisotzky Selected to Participate in the AAP Program for Academic Leadership (PAL)

Posted in News Story

November 21, 2014—A Georgetown University Rehabilitation Medicine professor has been selected to join the newest class to participate in the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Program for Academic Leadership (PAL).

Eric Wisotzky, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and program director of the Cancer Rehabilitation Fellowship Program at MedStar National Rehabilitation Network.

The goal of PAL is to build on the leadership potential and abilities by providing the basic administrative framework and skill set as to become an academic leader in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R).  Participation in PAL will also allow rehabilitation physicians to build a cadre of mentors, colleagues and friends to offer each other support and guidance as they grow in their leadership and academic roles. 

The PAL program requires a three year commitment, with the first session convening at the AAP Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, March 12-14, 2015.

The AAP was founded in 1967 to serve as the national organization of physiatrists who are affiliated with medical schools. The AAP is a member organization of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The AAP mission is concerned with issues such as support for academic departments, improving the quality of teaching programs and encouraging the development of physiatric research.

By Brenda Tsai
Dept. of Rehab Medicine Communications