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Be a Mentor for our APA/APAF Fellows

The APA Foundation (APAF) is seeking mentors to participate in the Mentorship Program for APA/APAF Fellows. As a prospective mentor, you can make a difference for Fellows in many ways, including:

  • Providing guidance and counsel as Fellows transition from Resident Fellow Member to ECP
  • Offering insight on navigating career, professional goals, and work/life balance
  • Seeking leadership opportunities at the local and national level
  • Promoting continued active involvement in the APA

The time commitment for the program is one year, with a minimum of four interactions with your selected mentee. Mentors will be provided guidelines for the program in order to make the most of their relationship with Fellows. Mentors and mentees are usually matched in the summer.

To register as a prospective mentor:

  • Go to
  • Click on the Register button to create a user account.
  • Login by entering your email address and password.
  • Select Mentorship Program in the Program dropdown and Mentor Registration in the Application dropdown.
  • Click on the Create button.
  • Follow the instructions provided to fill out the form.
  • Upload your CV.


For Mentees

  • One-on-one guidance from an APA leader
  • Personal guidance with transitioning from RFM to ECP status
  • Opportunities to expand professional networks
  • Introduction to local APA chapters and national leadership
  • Cultivation of leadership skills
  • Improved effectiveness as a Mentee
  • Skills to become a successful future Mentor
  • Long-lasting professional relationship within APA
  • Invaluable skills that can be transportable to other aspects of a mentee's career

For Mentors

  • Cultivation of the next generation of psychiatrists and future leaders of APA
  • Expansion of professional networks
  • Opportunity to improve mentorship skills
  • Improvement of leadership skills
  • "Giving back" to the field of psychiatry

If you have any questions, please contact Camille Bryan at [email protected].

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