Resident Psychiatric Educator Award

(Previously the Fellowship Award)

Description

Description

  • Created to honor psychiatry residents who demonstrate particular promise as educators and scholars in academic psychiatry
  • A two-year award.
    • Fellows must present posters/workshop/WIPs at the Annual Meeting to receive complimentary meeting registration year 2.
  • Fellows network with national educators and obtain mentoring
  • Number: maximum of 8
Tips for Nominations
Benefits

The Residents Psychiatric Educator Award (previously Fellowship Award) program was created to honor psychiatry residents who demonstrate particular promise as educators and scholars in the field of academic psychiatry.

During this unique two-year award period, Residents Psychiatric Educator awardees will receive complimentary registration for two Annual Meetings*, as well as reimbursement for meeting-related hotel and meal expenses - year 1; receive mentoring from AAP faculty; meet and collaborate with other AAP Residents and Fellowship participants; and have the opportunity to present scholarly work at the Annual Meeting poster sessions. In addition, Residents and Fellows receive complimentary AAP membership and an online subscription for the journal, Academic Psychiatry. This award represents an important professional experience, offering transformative and enjoyable opportunities to academic psychiatry’s best trainees each year.

* To receive complimentary meeting registration year 2 of the award, Residents and Fellows must present a poster, workshop, or WIP.  Submissions must be received by the posted deadline.

Additional modest financial support is requested from the Residents' or Fellows’ home institutions in order to cover the costs of the full two-year program.

Application Guidelines

  • PGY-3, 4, or 5 residents may be nominated by the department chair, vice-chair (Education), director of post-graduate/residency education, or a faculty member. Nominators must be a current AAP Individual, Emeritus, or Institutional Member. Residents must be a PGY-3, 4 or 5 at the time of the AAP Annual Meeting at which they would receive the award.
  • Current CV (resident nominee)
  • Resident nominee personal statement. The statement must describe the nominee's vision for his/her career as an academic psychiatrist and how this fellowship may help him/her to achieve those goals. Statement is limited to a maximum of 500 words.
  • Two or three letters of support from senior departmental members (e.g., chair, training director, senior supervisor), each approximately two pages in length commenting on:
    • The resident’s demonstrated ability as a teacher (emphasized in the fellow selection process);
    • The resident’s commitment to an academic career;
    • The department’s interest and plans for fostering the resident’s professional, academic, and personal growth, including a statement of the department’s willingness to provide partial financial support for the candidate if he/she is selected as a fellow. (Departmental support is not used as a selection criterion and is not a consideration of the Fellowship Committee when choosing recipients of the Fellowship);
    • Publications, presentations, and educational, or research projects in which the nominee has played a major role; and
    • Personal qualities that bear upon the nominee’s capacities in academic medicine and describing relevant experiences in the teaching/learning continuum.
  • Electronic submission required: lhedrick@academicpsychiatry.org.  All materials should be included in a single email submission.

Note: Nominees for AAP fellowship will be judged first and foremost on merit, based on the criteria above. If more than one nomination comes from an institutional member, the institution will be notified (since nominations could come from separate hospitals or departments). If more than one is meritorious, AAP will fund the highest rated one (other than airfare, as usual) and the institution will have the option of completely funding the other one.

Deadline for submission: April 3, 2018
For further inquiries, contact Mara Pheister, MD, Fellows and Residency Training Committee chair, at mpheister@mcw.edu.