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Register now! FREE med student PsychSIGN 2012 Conference, 5/4-5/6, Philadelphia

on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 21:36

UPDATE: Registration now closed due to overwhelming demand; please e-mail to request to be on the wait-list! -steve

The PsychSIGN board has been working hard at planning this year's 7th Annual PsychSIGN National Conference in Philadelphia, and we hope you can join us!  We met a bunch of you in Honolulu last year, and we'd love to see you again in Philly!

Why should you come?

Opportunity: MS4 HIV psychiatry elective. Deadline 3/31/2012

on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 07:10

The American Psychiatric Association established this program in 2004, to provide an opportunity for 4th year minority medical students to participate in a one-month clinical or research elective in HIV psychiatry. 

With improvements in HIV drug therapy, there is a burgeoning demand to treat the mental health needs of those living longer with the disease.  People with HIV have a higher incidence of mental health problems than the general population and, conversely, people with serious mental illness are more at risk for contracting HIV.

Petition: Mental Health Parity Act

on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 06:57

APA is working hard to bring BCBS of Florida’s actions in terminating its mental health network providers from its network and asking them to re-contract at significantly reduced rates and with greater restrictions on service to Congress and to the Administration.  We need your help to be successful in preventing insurance companies from making an  end run around the requirements of the Mental Health Parity Act that we fought so hard to have Congress pass.

Opportunity: revive the Association of Korean American Psychiatrists (AKAP)

on Sat, 02/18/2012 - 02:26


A group of psychiatry attending and residents are working on reviving the Association of Korean American Psychiatrists (AKAP), and they are looking for interested medical students to work with their group.  If you are a medical student of Korean American descent, please contact Dr. Steve Koh for more information:


Association of Korean American Psychiatrists (AKAP) was founded in 1978 by largely Korean Medical School graduates in the United States.

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy: opportunity to win full tuition scholarship to students and faculty workshop

on Tue, 02/14/2012 - 19:48


The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Student and Faculty Scholarship Competition. The Beck Institute will award 10 recipients (graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, and faculty in psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, and counseling) with full tuition scholarships to our 3-day Student and Faculty Workshop, in Philadelphia, PA, on August 13 - 15, 2012.
This experiential workshop will provide expert training in evidence-based treatment under the direction of Drs.