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Become a Medical Student Member of the APA

Medical students enrolled in a school of medicine, in the U.S. or internationally, including osteopathic medicine are eligible to join the APA as a Medical Student Member.

Discover your career in psychiatry. Learn more about psychiatry through a complimentary membership to the APA. Even if psychiatry is not your chosen specialty, mental health issues correlate to many other areas of practice. As a medical student member, you can start building lifelong professional relationships and tap into APA’s wealth of research and practical information.

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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Free Membership for Medical Students

Medical student members are dues exempt and belong to APA at the national level only (there are no dual membership requirements with the local District Branch/State Association).

Benefits and Services

  • Receive the latest news in your field. Free online subscriptions to American Journal of Psychiatry and Psychiatric News, with articles on cutting-edge research and updating you on developments through the field ($327 value).
  • 20% discount to over 700 books and special member pricing for journals and subscriptions through APA Publishing.


In today's world, it's more important than ever to make sure you and your family have the insurance coverage you need. As part of your APA member benefits, you have access to exclusive coverage on pet, long term care, and more!

Member-Only PPE*

APA has collaborated with Project N95 to help provide members with equitable access to affordable, authentic respiratory protection, Masks, and health products through education, advocacy and distribution of vetted goods and services.

Travel Savings Center*

Taking your hard-earned vacation is easy with so many discounts on travel. With your exclusive APA membership, you can save on car rentals, hotels, trips, and more!

Goods and Services*

As a member of APA, your exclusive savings go beyond travel and insurance. We've partnered with a variety of companies to provide you with discounts on goods and services.

*In making these discounts available to its members, APA does not endorse any vendor and it has not investigated the quality of products or services offered.

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