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American Psychiatric Association Diversity Leadership Fellowship

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American Psychiatric Association
Mar 15, 2024

The 2-year American Psychiatric Association (APA) Diversity Leadership Fellowship will prepare minority psychiatry residents or those interested in minority and vulnerable populations to teach, administer, and provide culturally competent, evidence based mental health and substance abuse services for diverse minority groups and at-risk populations. Populations include American Indians, Native Alaskans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, Black/African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, LGBTQ, and religious minorities.

Fellows are expected to:

  • Maintain APA membership and good standing in residency program throughout the fellowship
  • Attend two consecutive APA Annual Meetings, the APA September Components Meetings, and all fellowship related activities
  • Participate in the Fellowship Forum during the APA September Components Meeting
  • Participate on an assigned APA Council, Committee, or APAF work group where organizational decisions are made and gain an understanding of APA/APA Foundation (APAF) governance
  • Participate in Fellowship teleconferences
  • Participate in mid-year and year-end evaluations with Fellowship Program Manager
  • Contribute items for APA/APAF publications or the All Fellows' e-Newsletter

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Be an APA member
  • At least a PGY-2 in an accredited U.S. or Canadian psychiatry residency program with two remaining years of training
  • Open to non-U.S. citizens, non-US residents, and graduates of international medical colleges
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Up to 20 fellowships will be awarded.

Program benefits include:

  • Develop leadership skills in the field of psychiatry and advance understanding of the life experiences of racial and ethnic minority communities
  • Gain an understanding of APA/APAF Governance through service on an APA Council, Committee, or APAF initiative
  • Have the opportunity to sit on the APA Board of Trustees as a non-voting member
  • Cultivate a professional network with psychiatrists interested in minority mental health and services through exclusive events and engagements with APA leaders
  • Establish relationships and peer-mentorship with a group of resident fellows with similar career interests and goals
Application process

A link to the online application is available on the program website.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Behavioral health · Behavioral health workforce · Black or African American · Culture and cultural competency · Graduate medical education · Health workforce education and training · Hispanic or Latino · LGBTQI+ · Mental health · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Physicians · Racial and ethnic groups · Substance use and misuse

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