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For Students, Trainees, and Early Career Psychiatrists
AAGP Members-in-Training: Call for Nominations for MIT Board Member position for 2017-2018. For more information, go to at www.aagponline.org/MITcall.
AAGP Welcomes Students and Trainees! Whether you are a medical student, graduate student, or psychiatry resident or fellow, AAGP has a place for you.
Through the AAGP Scholars Fund, scholarships are available for medical students and psychiatry residents to attend the AAGP Annual Meeting.
The MIT Caucus is where AAGP Members-in-Training can come together during the year and at the annual conference. We may be medical students, residents, fellows, early in our career, and/or non-MD track trainees, but our common interest, passion, and commitment bond us together. See a list of MIT Caucus members and Join the Caucus!
Members-in-Training and Student Members are encouraged to get involved in AAGP’s committees. Your input as a trainee or early career psychiatrist will be valued and welcomed. Learn more about AAGP committees and contact committee chairs or staff for more information.
Participate in AAGP’s Annual Meeting
There are many activities during AAGP’s Annual Meeting designed specifically for medical students, trainees, and early career psychiatrists. Learn more at www.AAGPmeeting.org.
- AAGP has a network of mentors who are ready to help you. Find a mentor.
- Become a mentor to a medical student. Consult AAGP’s brochure on mentoring medical students for advice on how to connect with medical students and help grow the field of geriatric psychiatry. Mentoring Brochure (PDF)
Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Programs
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) website lists geriatric psychiatry training programs. For the complete list, visit:
Listing of fellowships posted by AAGP members.
Careers in Geriatric Psychiatry
So, You Want to be a Fellow in Geriatric Psychiatry: learn about choosing and interviewing for a fellowship.
Careers in Geriatric Psychiatry: learn about career types in geriatric psychiatry and advice for planning your training and career path.
Expanding the Pipeline: Workforce and Funding Issues - Learn more about AAGP's advocacy efforts to make the necessary changes to recruite and retain a skilled workforce in geriatric mental health care.
Prepare for your Boards
AAGP’s Annual Board Review Course
Offered just prior to AAGP’s Annual Meeting, the Board Review Course is a full-day program designed for subspecialty exam preparation. Find more information about this popular course at www.AAGPmeeting.org.
The geriatric psychiatry subspecialty examination is administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. Learn more about the subspecialty exam and application procedures at www.abpn.com.
Grants and Awards
- AAGP Barry Lebowitz Early Career Scientist Award
AAGP shall present an award for the best original research paper submitted by an early career scientist. The award winner will present the paper at a special session at the Annual Meeting.
- AAGP Member-in-Training Research Award
AAGP shall present an award for the best original research primarily performed by a member-in-training. The award winner will present the paper at a special session at the Annual Meeting.
- Nominate your favorite educator for the AAGP Educator of the Year Award
AAGP will honor a member for demonstrated excellence in the field of geriatric psychiatry education. The award is designed to recognize extraordinary efforts, innovations, and accomplishments that have a direct impact on the quality of geriatric psychiatry education.
Through the GMHF Scholars Fund, scholarships are available for medical students and psychiatry residents to attend the AAGP Annual Meeting.
Research Grants and Programs
Institutes and organizations that provide funding or training for research careers in geriatric mental health.
Journals and News
The preeminent journal in the field of geriatric psychiatry, the American Journal for Geriatric Psychiatry is published monthly and is a benefit of membership.
AAGP eNews, the official e-newsletter of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, is published every other Tuesday and is a benefit of membership.
AAGP’s Position Statements are developed in response to critical issues in geriatric psychiatry. Each Position Statement is carefully crafted after extensive input from a variety of sources and is formally adopted by the AAGP Board of Directors.