Minority Fellowship Program


FOR PSYCHIATRY RESIDENTS

APA/APAF SAMHSA Minority Fellowship

The Minority Fellowships Program (MFP) is one of the oldest most respected and admired resident fellowships in the APA. The MFP endeavors to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in mental health and substance use care by providing specialized training to psychiatry residents and medical students interested in serving minority communities. Emphasis is placed on special mentoring and career enrichment programs at the APA Annual and IPS Meetings and throughout the year.

APA/APAF SAMHSA Substance Abuse Fellowship

The APA/SAMHSA Substance Abuse Fellowship, a part of the MFP, identifies and provides enhanced training for psychiatric residents who have a special interest in addiction psychiatry.

APA/APAF Diversity Leadership Fellowship

The APA Diversity Leadership Fellowships endeavors to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in mental health and substance use care by providing specialized training to psychiatry residents and medical students interested in serving minority communities.


FOR MINORITY MEDICAL STUDENTS

Medical Student Awards Overview

Special scholarships and awards for ethnic minority medical students who have an interest in psychiatric issues to learn more about the field of psychiatry.

Minority Medical Student Travel Awards

Supports travel and related costs for approximately 10 minority medical students interested in psychiatry to attend either the APA Annual Meeting in May or the Institute on Psychiatric Services (IPS) meeting in October.

Elective in HIV Psychiatry Information and Application

This program is intended to identify minority medical students who have primary interests in services related to HIV/AIDS and substance abuse and its relationship to the mental health or psychological well being of ethnic minorities.

Summer Mentoring Program

This program is intended to identify ethnic minority medical students who have an interest in psychiatric issues and expose students to a clinical setting where they can work closely with a psychiatrist mentor for one month.

Summer Externship in Addiction Psychiatry

This clinical shadowing program identifies minority medical students who may have a specific interest in services related to substance abuse treatment/prevention and provide a setting where the student can work closely with a mentor who specializes in addiction psychiatry for one month.


FELLOWSHIP RESOURCES

Minority Mentors Network

The network provides mentors for trainees in the minority fellowships program. Individuals who participate in the mentor network are regularly sent information relating to the mentoring process. Consider becoming a mentor for your younger colleagues and play an important role in their professional growth.

 

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