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Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning

The Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning monitors emerging issues and supports the development of resources and programs for psychiatric education in the United States at every level. These efforts include premedical education, medical education, graduate medical education for residents and fellows in psychiatry (both basic education and subspecialty areas), psychiatry aspects of graduate medical education for other medical specialties, and postgraduate continuing medical education and lifelong learning. The council advises and assists APA’s Division of Education in the development, implementation, and promotion of its education programs and initiatives.

Highlights of Responsibilities

  • Oversee planning, coordinating, and evaluating all continuing medical education efforts and activities of APA.
  • Identify emerging issues related to undergraduate medical education and assist in developing effective, appropriate psychiatric education for all future physicians.
  • Support medical student recruitment into psychiatry.
  • Provide recommendations regarding all aspects of graduate medical education in psychiatry, including the development of the highest quality psychiatric training program planning, curriculum, and career development; and residency teaching and interface with medical student education, primary care, and other medical specialty education and post-residency fellowship training.
  • Support APA's response to proposed changes in the ACGME Essentials and the Special Requirements for Psychiatry and subspecialty programs.
  • Work alongside other APA components and divisions on issues related to all levels of psychiatric education.

Staff Liaisons

Committees

Council Members

  • Rashi Aggarwal, M.D., DFAPAChairperson
    2024-2026
  • Simone Bernstein, M.D.
    2023-2026
  • Theadia Carey, M.D., DFAPA
    2024-2027
  • Howard Forman, M.D.Early Career Psychiatrist Representative
    2019-2025
  • Margo Funk, M.D., M.A.
    2022-2025
  • Raman Marwaha, M.D., FAPA
    2023-2026
  • Farooq Mohyuddin, M.D., FAPAAssembly Representative
    2022-2025
  • Lorenzo Norris, M.D.
    2022-2025
  • L Russell Pet, M.D., DLFAPA
    2020-2026
  • Meghan Schott, D.O., FAPA
    2023-2026
  • Mark Townsend, M.D., M.S., DLFAPA
    2024-2027
  • Art Walaszek, M.D., DFAPA
    2024-2025
  • Babatunde Adetunji, M.D., M.A., M.S., DFAPACorresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Daniel Cho, M.D., M.P.H., FAPACorresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Iljie Fitzgerald, M.D.Corresponding Member (AAP)
    2024-2025
  • Fiona Fonseca, M.B.B.Ch, M.S.Corresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Lea Hayag-Thomas, M.D.Corresponding Member (ADMSEP)
    2024-2025
  • Jeffrey Lyness, M.D., DLFAPACorresponding Member (ABPN)
    2024-2025
  • Narpinder Malhi, M.D., FAPACorresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Mujeeb Shad, M.D., M.S., DFAPACorresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Randon Welton, M.D., FAPA Corresponding Member (AADPRT)
    2024-2025
  • Kari Wolf, M.D., DFAPACorresponding Member (AACDP)
    2024-2025
  • Michael Young, M.D., DFAPA Corresponding Member
    2024-2025
  • Glennie Leshen, M.D., M.S.Consultant
    2024-2025

Fellows

  • Johanna Beck, M.D.
  • Jonathan Chou, M.D.
  • Rikera Curry, M.D.
  • Richard Gomez, M.D.
  • Devin Van Dyke, M.D.
  • Bryan VanDreese, M.D.
  • Tonee Sumlin, M.D.
  • Katherine Wu, M.D.
  • Matthew Williams, M.D.

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