AAPM&R Launches PM&R Aspire Career Exploration Platform to Empower PM&R Physicians with Enhanced Career Choices

ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 15, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) has launched its new interactive career exploration platform, PM&R Aspire, to assist each of AAPM&R's over 10,000 members in making informed career choices.

PM&R Aspire is a cutting-edge, map-based career-exploration platform that is purpose-built to assist PM&R physicians in making well-informed career decisions and locating the best opportunities for personal and professional growth. The platform empowers members to take control of their job search by providing them with the most comprehensive database of employer locations across the United States.

"We are excited to launch PM&R Aspire as a more interactive and innovative career search experience, giving physiatrists a tool to visualize, evaluate and connect with PM&R positions across the country,” said AAPM&R’s Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Thomas E. Stautzenbach, MA, MBA, CAE. The platform includes meaningful new content to help our members make decisions at all points in their careers.”

Created by MedGeo Ventures, PM&R Aspire was born from the belief that the right career move can be transformative, not just for pay scale and hours, but for every aspect of life. AAPM&R members, upon login, will be presented with a map that features PM&R employer locations. Each location on the map will be flagged and searchable as one of three designations:

  • HIRING SITES: Employers can upgrade to hiring sites, allowing them to identify locations with active job openings. Hiring sites provide all the features of networking sites, plus unlimited job postings for that location.
  • INACTIVE SITES: Employers have the option to add branding and update the information for their practice sites and providers at any time, free of charge.
  • NETWORKING SITES: Employers can upgrade their sites to "networking" status to build a talent pipeline or hire opportunistically. The networking sites offer detailed employer information, including contact information.

Additional features unique to the PM&R Aspire platform include map layers of community information such as housing costs and commute times; employer messaging to directly engage with employers before submitting an application; the ability to follow a site or entire market to get notifications of material changes; and AAPM&R career liaisons to assist members with career option research and facilitate member referrals to employers.

Jarod Collins, EVP at MedGeo said, “Most association job boards represent a sampling of what are, typically, hard-to-fill jobs leaving members with a justified fear of missing out. Members are forced to register with a half dozen career sites in a fruitless effort to understand the scope and scale of the job market. PM&R Aspire got it right for members by doing the hard work of aggregating an accurate and comprehensive picture of the market and serving it to members in an attractive, easy-to-use platform. Best of all is the feature set that allows members to explore unadvertised and future opportunities before anyone else. AAPM&R’s PM&R Aspire is a true member benefit.”

About MedGeo
MedGeo is a map-based career exploration platform that's purpose-built for medical association members. Our white-labeled, interactive experience gives associations more ways to improve the member experience with advanced search filters, robust comparative data, and an enjoyable search experience for job seekers.

About AAPM&R
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R) is the national medical specialty organization representing more than 9,000 physicians who are specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). PM&R physicians, also known as physiatrists, treat a wide variety of medical conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. Physiatrists utilize cutting‐edge as well as time‐tested treatments to maximize function and quality of life. For more information, visit www.aapmr.org.