View program, leadership and networking opportunities aimed at supporting and increasing diversity within APA and the field of psychiatry at large.
The Leadership, Equity, and Diversity (LEAD) Institute helps psychiatry trainees and psychiatrists to refine their leadership skills and enhance their knowledge about diversity, equity and inclusion.
The WIPP aims to expose students to the field of psychiatry while offering mentorship from some of the world’s leading psychiatrists.
Each year APA honors individuals for career achievement, lifetime service, outstanding research, and other categories that improve the lives of people with mental illness. The following awards recognize contributions of APA leaders who serve minority and underserved patient populations:
- Advancing Minority Mental Health Award
- Fryer Award
- Fuller Award
- Pfister Award
- Soo Award
- Spurlock Minority Fellowship Achievement Award
- Symonds Award
- Tarjan Award
- Richards Rural Psychiatry Award
APA/APAF Fellowships provide psychiatry residents the experiential learning, training and professional development they need to be leaders in the field of psychiatry.
APA/APAF Medical Student Programs provide medical students who are interested in serving underserved communities the experiential learning, training, and professional development they need to be leaders in the field of psychiatry.
The APA Mentorship Program aims to help APA/APAF Fellows in their transition from resident-fellows to early career members of the APA.
The Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership is a collaboration between psychiatrists and clergy aimed at fostering a dialogue between two fields, reducing stigma, and accounting for medical and spiritual dimensions as people seek care.
The Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators is a two-day immersive reasearch experience for junior investigators the provides mentorship, guidance, information on research career development and grantsmanship, and networking with senior research mentors in psychiatry and from the sponsoring organizations.