APA looks forward to playing a major role in helping psychiatrists to rationalize their continuing education and to cope with the new lifelong learning initiative. As an initial step, APA’s Division of Education, Minority, and National Programs, in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Press Inc., has designed a new quarterly journal, FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry. Deborah Hales, M.D., director of APA’s Division of Education, Minority, and National Programs, and Mark Rapaport, M.D., are the co-editors (see story on page 1). Beginning in January 2003, FOCUS will cover systematically all the topics that psychiatrists have to know for recertification. These range from bipolar disorder to ethics, from eating disorders to sleep disorders. Over every three-year cycle, FOCUS is designed to provide a complete overview of major topics in psychiatry.