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Become a Resident-Fellow Member of the APA

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.

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Benefits and Services

  • The Supplemental Education and Training (SET) program is an online experience designed to help you build knowledge around the milestones to meet the requirements of the seven (ACGME) Core Competencies and helps you successfully transition to practice by preparing for the business side of medicine (over $500 value).
  • Try the APA Learning Center free with the Members’ Course of the Month. Each month members have free access to an on-demand CME course on a popular topic.
  • Access to programs, fellowships, scholarships, and other research funding opportunities.
  • Online career search and recruitment through APA JobCentral.
  • Building a Career in Psychiatry: a two-part guide to help you successfully prepare for the transition points. This resource includes:
    • Part 1: Medical School and Residency
    • Part 2: Transitioning to Practice
  • Strong advocacy at the local, state, and national levels on mental health issues including parity, prescribing, and confidentiality. District branch membership focusing on issues specific to your local area.
  • Leadership opportunities at APA.
  • Mentoring networks and career development sessions at the Annual Meeting.
  • Inclusion in the online membership directory.
  • Networking and professional development opportunities through APA's social media presence on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and through special APA listservs.
  • Invaluable resources including Research in Residency and Coping with Patient Suicide.


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.

Malpractice Insurance

APA-endorsed members only malpractice insurance program administered by American Professional Agency, Inc.

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.

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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