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 all residents interested in providing quality and effective
service to minorities and the underserved. The fellowships provide the funds
necessary for psychiatry residents to experience a specialized educational
program geared toward building leaders in psychiatry. They are also designed
to involve fellows in APA's work and give APA the perspective of young
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/Astra Zeneca Fellows
(funded by AstraZeneca).
SAMHSA and substance abuse fellows receive a fellowship stipend for 12
months based on their postgraduate year and availability of federal funds.
AstraZeneca fellows do not receive a stipend; however, travel funds are
available to attend specific APA meetings and special projects. AstraZeneca
fellows serve for two years.
All applicants must be in their PGY-2 by July 2006 or PGY-5 for the
substance abuse segment and must be APA members. SAMHSA applicants must be
U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application. AstraZeneca
applicants need not be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or graduates of a
U.S. medical school. Residents interested in the substance abuse segment must
be in an addiction training program approved by an affiliated medical school
or agency where a significant number of substance abuse patients are from
minority and underserved groups.
The deadline for applications is January 31, 2006. Information is
available by contacting Marilyn King by phone at (703) 907-8653; by e-mail at
or online at<www.psych.org/edu/other_res/apa_fellowship/cmhs_index.cfm>.▪