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: