Your early career as a psychiatrist is an exhilarating time as you continue to develop your identity as a physician and explore new opportunities. It can also be challenging as you tackle the business side of medicine and manage your career. Your APA membership can help.
Business of Medicine
Malpractice Insurance and Risk Management
Explore the APA-endorsed members-only malpractice insurance option and take the risk management online curriculum to help you minimize risk in your clinical practice.
Navigating Physician Contracts Online Course and Workbook
This course provides a wealth of knowledge on what to look for in a physician contract, practical tips for the interview and negotiation process, and how to market yourself as an early career psychiatrist.
Practice Management Helpline
If you are an APA member and need assistance with practice management issues, contact the Helpline at email@example.com or (800) 343-4671
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) changes the way psychiatrists and other physicians working with Medicare patients will be paid. Some reporting requirements begin as early as January 1, 2017.
Payment Processing for Psychiatric Practices
APA’s member program for payment processing is TransFirst, with pricing structures for practices of every size.
Student Loan Refinancing
Credible helps APA members evaluate options when refinancing their student loans. As a multi-lender marketplace that allows borrowers to receive competitive loan offers from its vetted lenders, Credible empowers consumers to take control of their financial futures.
Building a Career in Psychiatry
With guidance on many of the topics early career psychiatrists face including choosing a practice setting, credentialing and privileges, starting or buying into a practice, and building your practice through marketing.
Professional Development and Lifelong Learning
MOC and MOL
Resources to help members understand and meet MOC and MOL requirements.
Members’ Course of the Month
Enjoy free access each month to an online course on a trending topic
FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry
Early Career Psychiatrists receive a complementary online subscription. Call APA Member Services at (888) 357-7924 to activate your subscription. Resident-Fellow Members receive a substantial discount.
Primary Care Skills for Psychiatrists Online Course
This six-week, highly interactive and expert-driven course provides an in-depth and clinically relevant overview of common primary care issues seen in patients with mental illness, including hypertension, obesity, diabetes and tobacco use. Working collaboratively with other classmates, students in this course will obtain new knowledge for managing and diagnosing the common causes of morbidity in psychiatric patients.
New Practice Trends
Collaborative and Integrated Care
APA is offering free training in the Collaborative Care Model for psychiatrists as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI).
APA's Telepsychiatry Toolkit — developed by the APA Work Group on Telepsychiatry — is an evolving resource for members who want to learn about the various aspects of telepsychiatry, including clinical, training, and policy considerations. As new topics emerge, more resources and information will be added to this toolkit.
APA Mental Health Registry
The creation of a mental health registry will help psychiatrist avoid payment penalties and instead achieve bonuses for meeting CMS quality reporting requirements and reduce the burden of submitting Performance-in-Practice data and obtaining ABPN MOC Part IV credit to maintain board certification and hospital credentialing.
Build your Professional Network
Become a Fellow of the APA
Take the next step in your psychiatric career and become a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.
Leadership opportunities exist at both the national and district branch/state association levels for all members. These leadership opportunities are an important way for you to bring your expertise, knowledge, and energy to APA and the field of psychiatry and to take an active role in your association.
APA Meetings and Events
Building a Patient Base and Career Development
JobCentral: Find Your Next Job in Psychiatry
Looking for your next career move? APA JobCentral is the place for psychiatry professionals to browse and apply for the latest job openings.
Find a Psychiatrist – APA’s patient-doctor finder
Opt-in to the Find a Psychiatrist database.
Resources for Patients & Families
Information for your patients and their families on common mental disorders.