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Become and International Resident-Fellow Member of the APA

International Resident-Fellow Members (IRFMs) are physicians who have been accepted into a psychiatric training program outside of the United States and Canada. International Resident-Fellow Members gain access to multiple opportunities to enhance their professional growth as part of a global community of psychiatric physicians at the forefront of advancements in psychiatry and medicine.

Individuals from countries against which the United States Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control has issued comprehensive sanctions (including Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria and the Crimea Region of Ukraine) are eligible to receive information and informational materials only, as allowed by the exemptions within the relevant OFAC sanctions programs. For questions, please contact [email protected].

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Benefits and Services

The Supplemental Education and Training (SET) program is a free online experience designed to help you build knowledge around psychiatry core competencies and learn about the business of medicine.

  • Building a Career in Psychiatry: a guide on important non-clinical topics that are infrequently included in undergraduate or graduate medical curricula (coming soon).
  • Surviving Psychiatric Residency Training, 3rd Edition – Written by psychiatric residents, for psychiatric residents, this recently updated and indispensable guide covers more than 40 topics, from tips to advocating and negotiating for yourself to a roadmap for your admission and progress notes and dealing with managed care in the outpatient setting.
  • Online career search and recruitment through APA JobCentral.
  • Mentoring networks and career development sessions at the Annual Meeting.
  • Access to the online international and U.S. membership directory.
  • Inclusion and access to online Membership Directory.
  • Networking and professional development opportunities through APA's social media presence on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and through special APA listservs.
  • Privileged access to "members only" content on the APA website.
  • Strong advocacy on the international level on issues affecting patients and psychiatrists around the world.

APA Dues Rates for International RFM Members

International Resident-Fellow Member annual dues are based on the income group category of your country of residence as defined by the World Bank.

Dues Amount per World Bank Income Group

Automatic Advancement to International Member: International Resident-Fellow Members are automatically advanced to International Member (IM) status upon completion of psychiatry residency training. APA requires that members verify they meet the International Membership requirements by completing the IM Verification Form. (coming soon)

You can pay your dues by phone, at +1-202-559-3900 or toll free at +1-888-35-PSYCH (1-888-357-7924), Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET

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