Become a Member
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. AAP seeks to help psychiatrists who are interested in careers in academic psychiatry develop the skills and knowledge in teaching, research and career development that they must have to succeed. AAP provides a forum for members to exchange ideas on teaching techniques, curriculum, and other issues and to work together to solve problems. The Association works with other professional organizations on mutual interests and objectives through committee liaison and collaborative programs.
Lisa Hedrick, Association for Academic Psychiatry
Welcome from the Membership Chair...
Welcome! The AAP is an outstanding community of academic psychiatrists, and we feel this organization has much to offer. Membership benefits that I and other members have found most valuable include:
- Staying up to date on new and innovative ways of teaching psychiatry.
- Mentorship from faculty of all levels from all over the country.
- Building relationships that foster collaboration between several academic systems.
- Numerous opportunities to participate in leadership positions and shape the course of academic psychiatry.
- Opportunities for leadership and mentoring are invaluable for building a faculty promotion portfolio.
We hope that you will consider joining!
James Haliburton, MD, AAP Membership Committee Chair
Psychiatrists, educators, or mental health professionals with a major commitment to psychiatric education and/or academic psychiatry are eligible for individual membership. Benefits include a subscription to Academic Psychiatry; free online job board postings; members only resources; AAP Member Forum; right to nominate self and others for AAP Awards; and reduced Annual Meeting registration fees. To join as an AAP Individual Member, click here to join online or to download an application.
Residents or medical students with a committed interest in psychiatric education and/or academic psychiatry are eligible for individual membership with member-in-training status. Benefits include a subscription to Academic Psychiatry, AAP Member Forum; and members only resources. To join as an AAP Trainee Member, click here to join online or to download an application.
Psychiatrists, educators, or mental health professionals who have emeritus status at his/her institution and/or have retired from practice or other position which was the principal source of professional income by reason of either age or permanent disability are eligible for emeritus membership. Benefits include a subscription to Academic Psychiatry; AAP Member Forum; right to nominate self and others for AAP Awards; and reduced Annual Meeting registration fees. To change your current membership status to Emeritus, please contact Lisa Hedrick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Departments of Psychiatry in accredited medical schools or with accredited residency training programs in psychiatry in the United States, Canada, and other countries are eligible for institutional membership. Benefits include two copies of all publications (including Academic Psychiatry); reduced Annual Meeting registration fees for any two designated psychiatrists; AAP Member Forum access; free online job board postings; and the right to nominate for AAP Awards. To join as an AAP Institutional Member, click here to join online or to download an application.
Distinguished Fellows have sustained AAP membership for a minimum of 10 years, ongoing active participation in psychiatric education; and demonstrated leadership and service to the AAP as evidenced by AAP annual meeting participation (at least five meetings during the candidate’s membership, and at least one meeting within the last three years) and AAP committee membership (serving in some capacity for a total of seven “year equivalents”). In addition, Distinguished Life Fellows demonstrate generativity by unselfishly guiding the next generation of academic psychiatrists, and engage in passing on the traditions of the past to the next generation of academic psychiatrists. As an AAP member, Distinguished Fellows receive a subscription to Academic Psychiatry, AAP Member Forum; free online job board postings; right to nominate self and others for AAP Awards; and reduced Annual Meeting registration fees. To apply for Distinguished Fellow status, please contact Lisa Hedrick at email@example.com.