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Become a Resident-Fellow Member of the APA

Resident-Fellow Members (RFMs) are physicians who have been accepted into a psychiatric residency training program that is approved by the ACGME, RCPS(C), or AOA and remain enrolled therein.

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Resident-Fellow Members are physicians who have been accepted into a psychiatric residency training program that is approved by the ACGME, RCPS(C), or AOA and remain enrolled therein. Residents enrolled in a one-year primary care training program to be followed by an approved psychiatric residency are eligible for Resident-Fellow Member status.

APA and District Branches (DB) have a dual membership requirement for members in the United States and Canada, excluding medical students and international members. Individuals belonging to Maryland Psychiatric Society, Southern California Psychiatric Society or Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians will be invoiced separately by their District Branch.DBs resident-fellow dues range from $0-$100. View DBs dues and tax information.

Benefits of APA Membership

Publications and Journals

APA members stay informed through clinical updates, newsletters, the latest developments in psychiatry, and much more.

  • American Journal of Psychiatry

    This is one of the most widely read psychiatric journals in the world, is the journal that most psychiatrists consider essential, and is also FREE to APA members.

  • Psychiatric News

    Through this publication members have access to the latest research reports, up-to-the-moment news about APA, services, programs, and educational materials at no additional cost ($362 value). 

  • American Journal of Psychotherapy

    APA's peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published quarterly. Free online subscription for RFMs ($255 value).

  • Psychiatric Services

    Free online subscription to this monthly journal focusing on the delivery of behavioral health services in organized systems ($107 value).

  • American Journal of Psychiatry Residents’ Journal

    Forum for medical students, psychiatry residents, and fellows. The purpose of the Journal is to share ideas and experiences in training, clinical practice, research, and careers with colleagues.

  • Free Subscriptions to online newsletters and Podcasts

    Psychiatric News Update, Integrated Care Newsletter, AJP Audio, Psychiatry Unbound, and Finding Our Voice.

  • Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry

    Focus is a journal that offers clinical reviews and original research for practicing psychiatrists to keep abreast of significant advances in the field. APA members get a discounted subscription ($249 value).

  • 25% discount on over 700 books through APA Publishing

    Includes special member pricing for journals and subscriptions.

Resources for Transitioning to Practice

Access the tools and resources you need to thrive in your transition to practice.

  • Fellowships


    Provides you with access to travel awards, fellowships, scholarships, and other research funding opportunities.

  • Practice Management Helpline

    Practice Management Helpline

    Receive help on a wide variety of day-to-day practical issues that arise in managing a practice: reimbursement, contracting with managed care companies, coding, documentation, and more.

  • Psychiatry Residency Training Program Vacancies

    Psychiatry Residency Training Program Vacancies

    A great resource for residents who are looking for fellowships or to switch residency programs.

  • Clinical Practice Guidelines

    Clinical Practice Guidelines

    Evidence-based recommendations for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders.

  • APA JobCentral

    APA JobCentral

    The leading online career center for psychiatry, serving more than 38,900 physician members.

  • Coding Services

    Coding Services

    The Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) code set is used to denote the medical and surgical procedures and diagnostic services rendered by clinicians under HIPAA.

Discounts and Services

APA members receive a myriad of discounts and services through our affinity partnerships.

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Thank you for your interest in joining the APA – the world's largest psychiatric organization.

APA National Dues Rates for Resident-Fellow Members

First year APA dues are waived for Resident-Fellow Members (RFMs). After that, annual national dues for RFMs are only $111 for U.S. members and $69 for Canadian members.

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

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