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SAMHSA Minority Fellowship

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American Psychiatric Association, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Mar 15, 2024

Razan Jaber


The SAMHSA Minority Fellowship is a 1-year fellowship for psychiatry residents who are interested in addressing minority psychiatric mental health issues and committed to a career providing culturally sensitive psychiatric services for minority underserved populations.

Fellows are expected to:

  • Properly use funding in accordance with the guidelines administered by SAMHSA
  • Be in good standing in residency program throughout the fellowship
  • Attend the APA Annual Meeting and all fellowship-related activities
  • Contribute to the work of an APA Council or APA/APAF leadership group
  • Participate in orientation sessions and required training
  • Attend regular fellowship teleconference meetings
  • Prepare mid-year and year-end evaluations
  • Prepare mid-year and year-end reports outlining use of funds and fellowship experiences
  • Complete all evaluations including Pre-Fellowship Survey, Biannual Surveys, and Post-Fellowship Two-Year Commitment Survey
  • Contribute items for e-newsletters and/or submit a post to the APA blog

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or noncitizen nationals
  • PGY-1 level or higher at the time of matriculation
  • Remain in training during the entire duration of the fellowship
  • Have a strong commitment to a career in mental health services with ethnic minorities or policy and agree to sign a letter of commitment attesting to work for a period of 2 years after the fellowship in a capacity that addresses the behavioral health needs of racial and ethnic minority populations
  • It is not required for applicants to identify as ethnic minorities; however, African Americans, Alaska Natives, American Indians, Asian-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are encouraged to apply.
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Up to 30 fellowships will be awarded.

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 disparities · Health workforce education and training · Hispanic or Latino · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Physicians · Policy · Racial and ethnic groups

Organizations (2)

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, view details
  • American Psychiatric Association, view details

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