APA/APAF Fellows have unique opportunities outside of their fellowship program to get involved in the APA. Fellows can further their interests and experiences through governance, program and publishing opportunities.
Mentorship Program for APA/APAF Fellows
The Program pairs current Fellows with fellowship program alumni to provide guidance and counsel as Fellows transition to practice, navigate their careers and become leaders in psychiatry.
Leadership, Equity and Diversity Institute
APA’s Division of Diversity and Health Equity (DDHE) has established the Leadership, Equity, and Diversity (LEAD) Institute to allow psychiatry trainees to refine their leadership skills and enhance their knowledge about diversity, equity and inclusion.
As part of the program responsibilities for each fellowship, fellows are assigned to serve on one of the APA's 13 Councils. APA Councils help to establish and implement various APA objectives.
Leadership Positions for Residents
Several APA leadership positions and committees exist to specifically further the interests of APA Resident-Fellow members. These positions are open to any APA Resident-Fellow member interested in organizational psychiatry.
APA Caucuses promote communication and networking among member psychiatrists who share a special interest. Caucuses bring attention to important or emerging issues to the APA, patient care and the practice of psychiatry within their special interest area.
The American Journal of Psychiatry - Resident's Journal
Residents' Journal, published online monthly with The American Journal of Psychiatry (AJP), serves as a forum for psychiatry residents and fellows to share ideas and experiences in training, clinical practice, research, and careers with colleagues.