Scholars Program Opportunity for Psychiatry Residents and Medical Students

Join AAGP in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 15-18, 2018!

"Participation in the Scholars Program truly solidified my desire to pursue a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry. The networking opportunities in the Scholars Program was invaluable, and I look forward to completing my scholarly project.  The support of trainees is truly inspirational. Thank you very much for providing such a great opportunity."
PGY-2 Honors Scholars Participant

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The AAGP Annual Meeting is the premier educational event in geriatric mental health care, providing the latest information on clinical care, research on aging and mental health, and models of care.  The AAGP membership provides scholarship funding for eligible medical students and psychiatry residents to attend the AAGP Annual Meeting and supports a special educational program for trainees during the meeting. The aim of the Scholars Program is to encourage trainees to pursue specialized training in geriatric psychiatry to meet the mental health needs of the expanding population of older Americans.

Applications Due: October 1, 2017

Honors Scholars Program for Residents
These scholarships are available to Psychiatry residents in their first, second, or third year of training and will be granted to the most highly qualified applicants as determined by the selection committee.

Benefits

  • A one-year membership in the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Registration to the AAGP Annual Meeting
  • Travel costs and 3 nights' hotel accommodations to participate in the Scholars Program held at the AAGP Annual Meetin
  • A trainee specific program at the AAGP Annual Meeting
  • Participation in an academic project related to Geriatric psychiatry under the supervision of an assigned mentor

Requirements
By accepting the scholarship, Honors scholars agree to complete the following requirements:

  • Attend ALL of the Scholars Program events at the annual meeting, which include a full day of programming for trainees, lunch with an assigned mentor, attendance at the Honors Scholars Alumni Session and a donor reception.  A schedule of scholar-related and required activities will be sent to award recipients in advance of the annual meeting.
  • Complete a scholarly project related to geriatric psychiatry.  Three to four Honors Scholars will be selected to present their work at the subsequent AAGP annual meeting.
  • Attend at least one AAGP committee or caucus meeting during the AAGP annual meeting

     

“Thank you again for the opportunity to participate in AAGP’s annual meeting. I really enjoyed learning about geriatric psychiatry as well as meeting such a warm and caring group of doctors and students. I could see that a lot of work went into the scholars program and I am very grateful to have been a part of it. Geriatric psychiatry will definitely be on my radar as I start residency this summer.”  MS –IV General Scholars Participant


General Scholars Program for Medical Students
These scholarships are available to medical students in a LCME- or COCA-accredited medical school and  will be granted to the most highly qualified applicants as determined by the selection committee.

Benefits

  • A one-year membership in the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Registration to the AAGP annual meeting
  • A travel stipend to help defray travel expenses to attend the AAGP Annual Meeting. The amount of the travel stipend is determined annually, based on the funding available. 
  • A trainee specific program at the AAGP Annual Meeting
  • Voluntary participation in an academic project related to Geriatric psychiatry under the supervision of an assigned mentor

Requirements
By accepting the scholarship, General scholars agree to complete the following requirements:

  • Attend ALL of the Scholars Program events at the annual meeting, which include a full day of programming for trainees, lunch with an assigned mentor, attendance at the Honors Scholars Alumni Session and a donor reception. A schedule of scholar-related and required activities will be sent to award recipients in advance of the annual meeting
  • General Scholars are encouraged, but not required, to work on a scholarly project related to geriatric psychiatry.

***Due to the competitive nature of these limited scholarships, will not be able to award scholarships to individuals who have been awarded an Honors scholarship in a previous year; General Scholars will be eligible for the Honors Scholars program once they apply as Psychiatry residents.


Scholars Program Events at the 2018 AAGP Annual Meeting
Chair: Michelle Conroy, MD
Scholars who apply for the program must be able to attend the AAGP Annual Meeting from March 15-18 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and agree to fully attend all of the Scholars Program activities.


Procedures for Application
Application packets should include the following documents:

  • Application form
  • Letter of intent and interest from the resident or medical student
  • Applicant’s curriculum vitae or resume
  • Letter of recommendation from a Psychiatry faculty member (for residents) or a Psychiatry Clerkship Director or faculty member from Psychiatry or another relevant subspecialty (for medical students)
  • Brief biographical sketch (300 words describing training and accomplishments to be shared with scholarship donor)
  • Digital Photograph (not to exceed 2MB in size to be shared with scholarship donor)
  • Send the application packet by mail or email to:

AAGP Scholars Program Selection Committee
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: 703-556-9222
Email: Training@aagponline.org 

Application Deadline: October 1, 2017
Download application (Word Doc) here:  
The program participants will be announced in December. 
For additional information, please phone or email AAGP at 703-556-9222; main@aagponline.org