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APA Fellowship

Become a Fellow of the APA

Take the next step in your psychiatric career and become a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

  • Fellow status is an honor that reflects your dedication to the work of the APA and signifies your allegiance to the psychiatric profession.
  • You are recognized by your colleagues in the Association as a member of a very select group.
  • All newly appointed Fellows are publicly recognized at the Convocation of Distinguished Fellows, which is held every year during APA’s Annual Meeting.
  • You receive a lapel pin in recognition of your status.
  • Annual dues rates for General Members and Fellows are the same.

What are the guidelines and criteria for eligibility?

  • Must be a current APA General Member or Life Member in good standing.
  • Certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the American Osteopathic Association.
  • 30-day review period for the district branch to offer comments about the Fellowship candidate.
  • Approval by the APA Membership Committee in October.
  • Approval by the APA Board of Trustees in December.

How do I apply?

All fellowship applications must be submitted by September 1.

Applicants may apply by:

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