Mentorship Program for APA/APAF Fellows

The APA Mentorship Program aims to help APA/APAF Fellows in their transition from Resident-Fellow to early career psychiatrist members in the APA.

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.

The APA Mentorship Program Advisory Committee takes mutual professional interests, personal preferences and geographical location into consideration when matching selected Fellows with APA mentors.

The formal mentorship allows Fellows:

  • Introductions to local APA chapters and national leadership
  • First-hand knowledge of new and ongoing APA and APAF opportunities
  • Expansion of professional networks
  • Access to special educational opportunities
  • Opportunity to participate APA advocacy
  • Guidance to develop a successful scientific submission to APA conferences


July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020

Mentee Eligibility

APA/APAF Fellows entering the 2nd year of their respective Fellowship

No. of Available Slots


Program Contact

Sejal Patel, Division of Diversity and Health Equity (DDHE)

Submission Deadline

  • May 6, 2019

Program Notification

  • June 24, 2019

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Personal statement
  • CV

Applications are now being accepted.

All application documents must be uploaded to the online application form.

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  I would like to thank my mentor Dr. Michelle Durham, who helped me choose an academic path without compromising my work–life balance."

Mohammad Zeshan, M.D., 2017–2019 APA/APAF Diversity Leadership Fellow

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  Dr. Drew Ramsey has provided invaluable advice and counsel, with honest criticism when needed and also warm encouragement at just the right time."

Gregory Scott Brown, M.D., 2017–2019 APA MFP SAMHSA Fellow

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  What I have learned, and will continue to learn from Dr. Brendel will undoubtedly further develop my future career. "

Katy Skimming, M.D., 2017-2019 Leadership Fellow

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