Mission, History & Policies


Born in 1970, the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT) works to further the education and professional development of psychiatry educators and program coordinators.

We welcome members to take advantage of our networking, educational offerings, and especially our annual meeting where the best and brightest gather to learn from one another and advance the field of psychiatry.


To better meet the nation's mental healthcare needs, the mission of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training is to promote excellence in the education and training of future psychiatrists, and to best prepare them to meet challenges by fostering a transformative environment that embraces diversity, inclusion, equity and justice.  


A Reflection on the History of AADPRT
AADPRT Celebrates 40 Years (poster)
Steve Scheiber's Reflections on AADPRT at 40



Policies and Procedures

Privacy Policy
Annual Meeting Participation Policy/Reporting Procedure
Data Collection, Surveys, and ListServ Policy



2022 Annual meeting

Changing Self and Systems: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Residency Training

Our 50th Annual Meeting will be in person at the Hilton Minneapolis! Click here for more info and to reserve your hotel room. Annual Meeting registration opens 12/2.