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Nicolas K. Fletcher, M.D., M.H.S.A.

Nicolas Fletcher

Candidate for 2024 Resident-Fellow Member Trustee-Elect (RFMTE)

Candidate Platform

Read candidates' platforms in the APA Election Guide to the Candidates (.pdf), including:

  • A message from each candidate
  • What is your most important achievement?
  • Where does the profession of psychiatry need to be in five years?
  • Something about yourself that most people don't know


Nicolas Fletcher is a psychiatry resident passionate about the intersection of psychiatry and law. He is a dedicated medical professional with a solid commitment to the well-being of his patients. An ardent champion of the patient-physician relationship, a proponent of interdisciplinary collaboration, and a medical advocate for comprehensive patient care through policy initiatives.

Nicolas completed his undergraduate studies at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Following graduation and before medical school, Nicolas worked as a research associate and associate scientist for several industry-leading biotech companies. Nicolas achieved his medical degree (M.D.) at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. While completing his M.D., Nicolas earned a Master’s in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. Throughout his training, Nicolas has held board positions at local, state, and national levels for organizations in and outside medicine.

As chief resident at Authority Health (Detroit), chair of the APA Public Psychiatry Fellows, and representative to the APA Board of Trustees, Nicolas is uniquely positioned to understand residents’ and fellows’ concerns while ensuring their voices are heard in the decision-making process. Throughout his education and work experience, Nicolas has demonstrated a keen interest in civic engagement, social justice, and upstream interventions through public health and population health policies that impact systems with downstream effects on the social determinants of health affecting marginalized and underserved communities. With his exceptional clinical expertise and leadership skills, Nicolas is poised to contribute significantly to the field of psychiatry and beyond.

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