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Annual Meeting Highlights
Minority, Underrepresented Groups Share Concerns Through Caucuses
Psychiatric News
Volume 46 Number 4 page 43-43

Psychiatrists who identify with one of APA's recognized minority and underrepresented (M/UR) groups are urged to join that group's caucus and attend its meeting at APA's 2011 annual meeting in Honolulu in May (see APA Minority Caucus Schedule). The minority and underrepresented group caucuses were established to provide a networking opportunity and foster communication among members who share a special interest.

Participation in a caucus is a pathway to the following:

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  • Exploring concerns about professional growth and advancement.

  • Identifying, supporting, and electing top-notch M/URs for leadership posts.

  • Networking with members with shared backgrounds.

  • Advocating for minority patient populations.

  • Talking about key issues facing APA.

  • Initiating mentoring relationships.

  • Bringing concerns to APA leadership.

  • Assuming leadership roles in APA.

  • There are caucuses for the following groups: American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiians; Asian Americans; blacks; Hispanics; lesbians, gays, and bisexuals; international medical graduates; and women.

    The APA caucuses are for APA members who identify themselves as a member of one of APA's minority and underrepresented groups.

    There are three ways to join a caucus. To join online, update your membership profile at <http://memprofupdate.psych.org> by checking off the appropriate caucus in question 3F "APA Caucus Membership" in Section 3—€”Current Practice and Professional Activities"; to join by e-mail, write to APA's Membership Department apa{at}psych.org; to join by phone, call (888) 357-7924. 43_1.inline-graphic-1.gif

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