Becoming A Member

Thank you for your interest in joining the American Psychiatric Association- the largest Psychiatric organization in the world.  Please select the appropriate APA membership category that represents where you are in your career.

Membership Categories:

General Member (including Early Career Psychiatrists)

Physicians who have completed an acceptable program of training in psychiatry, and hold either a valid license to practice medicine or hold an academic, research, or governmental position that does not require licensure.

Resident-Fellow Member

Physicians who have been accepted into a psychiatric residency training program that is approved by the ACGME, RCPS(C), or AOA and remain enrolled therein.

Medical Student Member

Individuals who are enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian school of medicine,including osteopathic medicine, and remain enrolled therein.  (Medical Student Members are dues exempt and are exempt from dual membership requirement).

International Member

Physicians who live outside the United States and Canada and who meet the criteria established for General Members. Applicants for this category must be licensed physicians who have completed an acceptable program in training in psychiatry.

Membership Dues:

APA and the District Branches/State Associations have a dual membership requirement for General Members and Resident-Fellow Members. Members must join both organizations. National dues for the APA are separate from District Branch/State Association or Area dues. The state-level dues help sponsor local meetings and conferences that support APA members.

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