Residents and Fellows


Building a Career in Psychiatry: Two part guide to help medical students, residents, fellows and early career physicians successfully prepare for the transition points.  It covers important non-clinical topics that are infrequently included in undergraduate or graduate medical curricula.

Resident & Fellow Member Handbook (PDF: 2015):  Information about leadership and fellowship opportunities, awards and competitions, the structure of the APA and how to create APA policy.  You can also access this information on HTML pages through the following links.

A Resident's Guide to Surviving Psychiatric Training (PDF: 2007): Learn from colleagues how to maximize your educational experience while caring for patients, yourself and your family.

American Psychiatric Foundation Initiatives (APF) 

"I Am Psychiatry" Resident Video Contest

The goal of this project is to inspire and express pride in being a psychiatrist, celebrate a diverse picture of who goes into psychiatry, why they chose this career, and what they fi nd most fulfi lling and energizing about their role--in a creative and engaging way.

We are inviting psychiatry residency programs to submit a 3-minute video highlighting “Why I Became A Psychiatrist” and related themes.

Publications & Publishing Opportunities

Call for Submissions for Psychiatric News' Residents' Forum
Resident-Fellow Member Trustee (RFMT) Ravi N. Shah, M.D., M.B.A., and RFMT-Elect Stella Cai, M.D., encourage RFMs to submit original submissions for the Psychiatric News’ Residents’ Forum. Articles should be about 650 words and address an issue or perspective of interest to RFMs. View a sample article.

To obtain more information or submit an article, contact Dr. Shah at Submissions can be made at anytime. Articles will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.

AJP Residents' Journal


Meetings & Competitions

Annual Meeting

Institute on Psychiatric Services

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