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Training Director’s Guide

Why should Residents in my program apply for an APAF Fellowship?

The APA/APAF Fellowships are designed to work with a resident's training to produce the future leaders of Psychiatry. APA/APAF Fellowships complement and enhance residency training by providing Fellows with:

  • Mentorship from experts in the field
  • Professional Development opportunities throughout the year and at the APA Annual Meeting
  • A National Network of Support from their peers and APA Members

APA/APAF Fellowships produce well-rounded psychiatrists uniquely positioned to be leaders in the field. Alumni have risen to leadership positions within organized psychiatry and continue to innovate the field through their thought leadership.

A training director plays an important role in helping residents become successful APA/APAF Fellowship applicants. Refer to individual fellowship pages for complete application requirements.

Beyond writing a successful reference letter, training directors should be familiar with the following:

Training Director’s Reference Letter

Please provide us with no more than a one-page letter of recommendation addressing the following:

Medical leadership for mind, brain and body.

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