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International Trainees

As APA International Resident-Fellow Members, international trainees have access to programs and benefits designed to supplement and complement their education and professional development.

Navigating Psychiatry Residency in the United States: A Guide for International Medical Graduate Physicians

This guide provides useful information and guidelines for IMG physicians/psychiatrists in navigating and transitioning to the U.S. medical system, including information on:

  • U.S. Medical Education and Training System
  • Languages and Communication
  • Cultural Factors
  • Immigration

SET for Success

The Supplemental Education and Training (SET) program is an online experience designed to help trainees build knowledge around the core competencies of psychiatry through the APA Learning Center. SET includes free access to more than 60 courses on a range of topics, including:

  • Advances and Updates in Psychiatry
  • Integrated and Collaborative Care
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychopharmacology and Opioid Therapy
  • Risk Management and Business of Medicine

A Resident’s Guide to Surviving Psychiatric Training, 3rd Edition

Written by U.S. residents and fellows, this guide provides information and perspectives to help with the day-to-day challenges of psychiatric training. The guide offers practical advice on more than 50 topics - ranging from surviving on call and writing effective notes to subspecialty training and negotiating for your first job.

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Coping with Patient Suicide as a Trainee

Having a patient die by suicide is one of the most difficult events to deal with during a psychiatrist’s career, but is especially hard for trainees. It is common for trainees to blame themselves and to experience a myriad of emotions in response. This information is intended to provide support and understanding in order to learn from the experience of patient suicide and grow as a psychiatrist.

Residents’ Journal

Residents' Journal, published online monthly with The American Journal of Psychiatry, serves as a forum for psychiatry residents and fellows to share ideas and experiences in training, clinical practice, research, and careers with colleagues.

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