Medical Students

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Explore a Career in Psychiatry

Psychiatrists provide medical leadership for mind, brain and body. Find resources and ways to get involved in psychiatry below.

Choosing a Career in Psychiatry

There is untold richness in diversity in being a psychiatrist and each year more and more medical students are choosing a career as a psychiatrist.

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Applying for Psychiatry Residency

View a guide to applying for psychiatric residency, including application materials, interview questions and how to choose a program.

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Externships and Travel Awards

These externships and awards aim to eliminate disparities in mental health and substance use care by training medical students interested in serving minority communities.

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PsychSIGN

The Psychiatry Student Interest Group Network (PsychSIGN) is a national network of medical students interested in psychiatry.

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APA Learning Center

The online hub for on-demand education, transcripts, and learning portfolios.

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APA Foundation

Learn about the APA Foundation's initiatives addressing the nation’s most pressing social mental health issues.

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Building a Career in Psychiatry

This two-part guide will help medical students, residents, fellows, and early career physicians successfully prepare for career transition points.

Resident-Fellow Member Handbook

Information about leadership and fellowship opportunities, awards and competitions, the structure of APA, and how the process by which APA policy is created.

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Become a Medical Student Member

Learn about the benefits of APA Membership.

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