Psychiatry residents are invited to apply for APA's Minority Fellowships
Program. The program provides educational enrichment to psychiatry trainees
and stimulates their interest in providing high-quality services to minorities
and the underserved. It is also designed to involve the fellows in psychiatry
in APA's work and to give APA the perspective of young psychiatrists.
There are three groups of fellows under the Minority Fellowships Program:
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 by AstraZeneca).
The SAMHSA and substance abuse fellows receive a government stipend for 12
months (based on their PGY level). AstraZeneca fellows do not receive stipends
and serve for two years. Residents must be APA members, U.S. citizens, and in
at least PGY-2 by July 2005 to apply or PGY-5 for the substance abuse segment.
Residents interested in the substance abuse segment must be 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
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2005. More information
is available by contacting Marilyn King by phone at (703) 907-8653 or by
Information is also posted online at<www.psych.org/med_ed/cmhs_index.cfm>.▪