APA is committed to fostering diversity in the psychiatric workforce, and APA's Future Leaders in Psychiatry Program (FLIPP) is designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities (URM) medical school applicants interested in psychiatry, create a more equitable psychiatric workforce, and prepare future leaders to successfully enter the field of psychiatry.
Studies show that racial concordance contributes to more effective therapeutic relationships and improved health care outcomes—underscoring the importance of diversifying the health care workforce1. Pipeline programs are an important strategy for addressing the shortage of URMs entering psychiatry.
In the FLIPP, undergraduate students will be exposed to the field of psychiatry and receive mentorship from some of the world’s leading psychiatrists. Participants will also receive learning and development opportunities, resources to help navigate the medical school preparation process, and financial support for travel to APA conferences.
APA encourages individuals from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis2. The following racial and ethnic groups have been shown to be underrepresented in medicine: Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.
Application submissions are now open. The deadline for applying has been extended to September 30, 2023. Apply today here.