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About the Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP)

The Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP) focuses on education in psychiatry at every level from the beginning of medical school through lifelong learning for psychiatrists and other physicians. It seeks to help psychiatrists who are interested in careers in academic psychiatry develop the skills and knowledge in teaching, research, and career development required to succeed. AAP provides members a forum to exchange ideas on teaching techniques, curriculum, and other issues and to work together to solve problems. AAP works with other professional organizations with mutual interests and objectives through committee liaison and collaborative programs.

Welcome from the AAP President...

The Association for Academic Psychiatry is an international organization dedicated to supporting and elevating psychiatric education and educators throughout the spectrum of learning, training, and practice. AAP accomplishes this through multiple avenues: sharing advances, best practices, and innovations in teaching methodology and curricular design, fostering authentic connectivity and effective mentorship amongst a truly warm and welcoming membership (including leaders in the field who are incredibly generous with their remarkable expertise and guidance), and the intentional commitment to advancing the professional development of medical educators through our highly-regarded Master Educator program.

If you have an interest in psychiatric education, I truly hope you will allow us to welcome you to the AAP community at our next Annual Meeting. Countless collaborations, mentorships, and friendships have sparked at these fun, low-key, and high-yield conferences. Whether this is your first one (we love first-timers!) or your umpteenth, I look forward to seeing you at our next AAP Annual Meeting in marvelous Washington, D.C. from September 11-14, 2024!

~ Iljie Fitzgerald, MD, MS  2023-2024 AAP President

What is AAP?


The Association for Academic Psychiatry is an international organization of diverse current and future psychiatric educators, clinical teachers, researchers, clinicians and academic leaders in education that promotes excellence in psychiatric education in service of the highest quality mental health care.


The mission of the Association for Academic Psychiatry is to promote faculty career development, instructional development, scholarship, innovation, research and leadership in psychiatric education, through collegial dialogue, and collaboration, and mentorship.

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