George Tarjan Award

Named after APA’s first international medical graduate (IMG) president, the George Tarjan Award, established in 1992, recognizes a physician who has made significant contributions to the enhancement of the integration of IMGs into American psychiatry.

APA Component(s)

  • Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities
  • Caucus of IMG Psychiatrists

Prize

  • $500
  • Plaque
  • Award lecture

Criteria/Eligibility

Medical doctor who has made significant contributions to the enhancement of the integration of IMGs into American psychiatry

Nomination Requirements

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Nominee’s one-page biographical sketch
  • Nominee’s CV

Submission Information

diversityatapa@psych.org

Deadline

June 30

Award Notification

January

Award Presentation

Presented at the Tarjan Award lecture at APA’s Annual Meeting or Institute on Psychiatric Services

Staff Contact

Patrick Odai-Afotey
(202) 559-3176
podai-afotey@psych.org

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2020
25
2020 Annual Meeting
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Sat,  Apr  25 - Wed,  Apr  29
May
2021
01
2021 Annual Meeting
  • Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Sat,  May  01 - Wed,  May  05