General Members are practicing psychiatrists who have completed an acceptable residency training program in psychiatry, and hold either a valid license to practice medicine or an academic, research, or governmental position that does not require licensure. Click HERE for more infomation on benefits for General Members.
Early Career Psychiatrists (ECPs) are General Members of the APA who are within their first seven years after completion of training (ACGME accredited residency/fellowship). Dues are reduced for the first six years of General Membership to ease the financial burdens of early career psychiatrists. Click HERE for more information on benefits for Early Career Psychiatrists.
Resident-Fellow Members are physicians who have been accepted into a psychiatric residency training program that is approved by the ACGME, RCPS(C), or AOA and remain enrolled therein. Residents enrolled in a one-year primary care training program to be followed by an approved psychiatric residency are eligible for Resident-Fellow Member status. Click HERE for more information on benefits for Resident Fellow Members.
Medical students enrolled in a school of medicine, in the U.S. or abroad, including osteopathic medicine are eligible to join the APA as a Medical Student Member.
Discover your career in psychiatry. Learn more about psychiatry through a complimentary membership to the APA. Even if psychiatry is not your chosen specialty, mental health issues correlate to many other areas of practice. As a medical student member, you can start building lifelong professional relationships and tap into APA’s wealth of research and practical information. Click HERE for more information on benefits for Medical Students