Annelle Primm, M.D., director of APA's Office of Minority and National
Affairs (OMNA), launched a new effort called "OMNA on Tour" at
Howard University in Washington, D.C., in late January. These are among the
The following is OMNA's mission, said Primm:
OMNA administers fellowship programs and offers a mentoring network to
support and encourage members of minority groups interested in the field of
psychiatry. The office developed "Real Psychiatry: Doctors in
Action," a video aimed at recruiting medical graduates, particularly
members of minorities, into psychiatry.
OMNA established the Health Disparities Roundtable in partnership with the
American Psychiatric Foundation to encourage health care leaders to address
relevant issues and is seeking to expand its speakers bureau by inviting more
minority psychiatrists to join.