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

  • March 25, 2019

Program Notification

  • May 6, 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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  Dr. Wiechers has provided me with invaluable insights on topics ranging from work-life balance to finding the perfect job after fellowship and continuing my involvement with APA. I have no doubt that I'll keep learning from her in the future."

Mary Vance, M.D., 2016-2018 APA/APAF Public Psychiatry Fellow

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  My mentor played a vital role in flushing out my interest in community adult and child psychiatry and has also provided feedback regarding potential practice settings."

Christine Crawford, M.D., M.P.H., 2016-2018 APA/APAF SAMHSA Minority Fellow

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