Psychiatry residents are invited to apply for APA's Minority Fellowships
Program (MFP). The MFP provides educational opportunities not only to minority
residents, but to any resident interested in providing quality and effective
service to minorities and the underserved. The program is also designed to
involve residents in APA's work and to give APA the perspective of young
The fellowships provide funds for psychiatry residents to experience a
specialized educational program geared toward building leaders in psychiatry
to improve the quality of mental health care for the following federally
recognized ethnic minority groups: American Indians, Native Alaskans, Asian
Americans, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, African Americans, and
The MFP fellows are classified into three groups: APA/SAMHSA Fellows
(funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration),
APA/SAMHSA Substance Abuse Fellows (funded by the Centers for Substance Abuse
Treatment and Substance Abuse Prevention), and APA/AstraZeneca Fellows (funded
SAMHSA and SAMHSA/Substance Abuse Fellows receive a stipend based on their
postgraduate year and the availability of federal funds. AstraZeneca fellows
do not receive stipends; however, travel funds are available for specific APA
meetings and special projects. AstraZeneca fellows serve for two years.
Psychiatry residents must be at least a PGY-2 in July 2009 and remain in
training during the entire academic year. Applicants must be APA members.
SAMHSA applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of
application. Federal employees are ineligible. AstraZeneca applicants do not
have to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or graduates of a U.S. medical
school. SAMHSA Substance Abuse applicants must be in their PGY-5 of training
in July 2009 and in a substance abuse training program approved by the
affiliated medical school or agency in which a significant number of substance
abuse patients are from minority and underserved groups.
All residents are welcome to apply regardless of race, ethnicity, gender,
national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.
The deadline for applications is January 30, 2009. Applications are
More information is available from Marilyn King at (703) 907-8653 or