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Welcome to the Information Gateway for Psychiatry Residents and Fellows

Learn about our work, training, and certification, and find your niche.
Your resident leaders want to hear from you!
Resident-Fellow Member Trustee:   Lara J. Cox, MD
Resident-Fellow Member Trustee-Elect:
 Ravi Navin Shah, MD

NEW!  Resident & Fellow Member Handbook (opens a PDF file)

Fellowships, Awards and Resident Competitions

Apply for competitive fellowships, research programs, grants and more!

Leadership Opportunities & Getting Involved with APA

APA has many leadership opportunities for residents to be involved - find out how.

Networking Resources

Find mentors, network colleagues, and friends.

Resident Events at APA Meetings

APA has planned a full schedule of events for residents so they can meet and socialize with one another, ask questions, share information, and learn more about their chosen profession.  Please note your registration fee for the Annual Meeting includes admission (on a first-come, first-served basis) to all scientific sessions (i.e., symposia, workshops, lectures, forums, etc.) and other events like product theaters and industry-supported symposium, except for courses.  For courses, you must enroll and pay the additional fee.   

    Finding Vacant Residency Positions

    The APA offers a Clearinghouse of Vacant Psychiatry Residency & Fellowship positions for training directors looking to fill their vacant spots and for residents looking for positions.

    Resources for Residents

    These are resources that the APA developed to help you in your training. Resources such as loan forgiveness/repayment programs, advocacy and HIV training, resident safety, professionalism in residency, balance work and family life, and many more. Click here for educational resources in subspecialties and other professional/clinical interests.

    Preparing for Your Boards

    The APA and the American Psychiatric Publishing have products that could help prepare you for your upcoming Boards - such as FOCUS Patient Management Exercises in Psychiatry, FOCUS Psychiatry Review, etc. The annual Psychiatry Review Course at the APA Annual Meeting is also another way to help you prepare for the Boards.

    Subspecialty Training and Career Planning

    Do you want to pursue subspecialty fellowship? How about research training opportunities? The APA has resources that can help you start your own private practice, etc.


    Resident-Fellow Members (RFM) enjoy many benefits as members of the APA. RFMs are automatically advanced to General Member (GM) status upon completion of psychiatry residency training.  APA requires that members verify they meet the General Membership requirements by completing the GM Verification Form.  If a resident is continuing training in a fellowship program, the information must be reported to APA on the GM Verification Form or by email ( so the member’s status can be changed back to RFM.

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