2021 spring conference
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Submission Deadline: October 01
Program directors and institutions of residents submitting nominations must be members in good standing with AADPRT (i.e., current institution and individual membership dues must be paid).
International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are a substantial portion of the psychiatric workforce and occupy a significant percentage of residency positions in psychiatry. While IMGs often have extensive medical experience in their home countries, many are new to the U.S. graduate and post-graduate medical education systems, the U.S. medical culture, and to the diverse cultural groups represented in the U.S. As a result, they are faced with the intersecting challenges of professional, personal, and family acculturation. Over the years, many IMGs have made major contributions to research, administration, and clinical service, and now serve in the highest levels of organized and academic psychiatry. This fellowship program is designed to promote the professional growth of exceptional IMG psychiatry residents/fellows with leadership potential, particularly those interested in resident education.
Each awardee will be connected to a faculty mentor of their choice at the AADPRT Annual Meeting who, over the course of the coming year and perhaps beyond, will help them seek solutions to professional and acculturation needs. Furthermore, to enhance the experience, each awardee will be required to work with their mentor to lead a scholarly project (such as a poster presentation or workshop at an annual meeting of one of the major psychiatric organizations, or the submission of an article in a peer-reviewed journal) over the year. Mentors will be psychiatrists who have made valuable contributions to the field as educators, researchers, clinicians and administrators, and who have met many of the challenges the IMG fellows may encounter.
The goal of this program is to facilitate successful development of IMG residents as leaders in American psychiatry. This goal is reached by providing an opportunity for outstanding IMG residents, with leadership potential, to be mentored by senior role models in the field of psychiatry. Role models will provide mentorship around career goals, research and publication activity, teaching and educational activity, networking, and issues of adaptation and acculturation to psychiatry in the U.S.
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The AADPRT IMG Fellowship Program is sponsored by AADPRT. There will be a recognition ceremony during the AADPRT Annual Meeting. The fellows’ expenses for attending this meeting will be paid by the AADPRT/IMG Fellowship Program.
Mentors will be senior faculty who are selected by the IMG Fellowship steering committee to match the unique interests and career goals of the IMG fellows.
Submission Deadline: October 01
Please be prepared to upload all necessary documents.
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All requests for confirmation must be received before the deadline. Materials will not be accepted or considered after the deadline.