SET for Success

SET, the Supplemental Education and Training program, is an online experience designed to help residents build knowledge around the milestones to meet the requirements of the six ACGME core competencies and learn about the business of medicine.

Awards, Competitions, and Leadership Opportunities

Coping With Patient Suicide

This information is intended to provide you with support, to help you learn from the experience of patient suicide, and to grow as a psychiatrist and as a person.


View information about APA Fellowships, including how to apply, application requirements, deadlines, and program benefits.


MINDGAMES, APA's national residency team competition, is a fun way for residents to test their knowledge on patient care, medical knowledge, and psychiatric history while earning bragging rights for their program.

100% Club for Residency Training Programs

The APA 100% Club was established to encourage residents throughout the United States and Canada to join the APA with fellow trainees in their programs.

Featured Publications

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A Resident’s Guide to Surviving Psychiatric Training, 3rd Edition

Written by residents and fellows, for residents and fellows, to help you with the day-to-day challenges of training. The Guide offers practical advice on more than 50 topics - ranging from surviving on call and writing effective notes, to subspecialty training and negotiating for your first job.



Building a Career in Psychiatry

This two-part guide will help medical students, residents, fellows, and early career physicians successfully prepare for career transition points. Find information on important non clinical topics that are infrequently included in undergraduate or graduate medical curricula.


Resident-Fellow Member Handbook

Information about leadership and fellowship opportunities, awards and competitions, the structure of APA, and how the process by which APA policy is created.


MindGames Teams Must Complete Qualifying Exam
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Mon,  Feb  15 - Mon,  Feb  29

We're still accepting team registrations for MindGames, the APA's national residency team competition.

2016 Annual Meeting
  • Atlanta, Ga.
  • Sat,  May  14 - Wed,  May  18

Early-bird registration is now open for psychiatry's premier event.

Publishing Opportunities

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. Dr. Shah to obtain more information or to submit an article.

Residents' Journal, published online monthly with The American Journal of Psychiatry, serves as a forum for psychiatry residents and fellows to share ideas and experiences in training, clinical practice, research, and careers with colleagues. Learn how to submit an article to the Residents' Journal.