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Resident Psychiatric Educator 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
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Benefits
Award Recipients

The Resident Psychiatric Educator Award program was created to honor psychiatry residents/fellows who demonstrate particular promise as educators and scholars in the field of academic psychiatry.

During this unique two-year award period, Resident 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 awardees; and have the opportunity to present scholarly work at the Annual Meeting poster sessions. In addition, residents/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.

Application Guidelines

  • Residents/fellows may be nominated by the department chair, vice-chair (education), director of residency education or a faculty member.  Trainees must be a PGY-3 or above and be in training at the time of the award.
  • Current CV (resident nominee).
  • Resident/fellow nominee personal statement. The statement must describe the nominee's vision for their career as an academic psychiatrist and how this award may help them to achieve those goals. Statement is limited to a maximum of 500 words.
  • Two or three letters of support from departmental members (e.g., chair, training director, supervisor), each approximately two pages in length commenting on:
    • The trainee’s demonstrated ability as a teacher (emphasized in the award selection process);
    • The trainee’s commitment to an academic career;
    • The department’s interest and plans for fostering the trainee’s professional, academic, and personal growth, including a statement of the department’s willingness to provide partial financial support for the candidate if they are selected as an awardee (departmental support is not used as a selection criterion and is not a consideration of the Award Committee when choosing recipients of the award);
    • 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 is required. All materials should be included in a single .pdf submission.

Note: Nominees for AAP Resident Psychiatric Education award will be judged first and foremost on merit, based on the criteria above. Only one nomination per institution is allowed. Programs where multiple residents express interest are asked conduct an internal process to select one resident to support.

Award submissions ARE NOW OPEN via the AAP Abstract and Award Portal. Click here to access the portal.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2024

FOR INQUIRIES ONLY, contact Isheeta Zalpuri, MD, Trainee Engagement Committee Chair, at isheeta.zalpuri@stanford.edu. Award submissions sent to this address will not be accepted for consideration.

* 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.