Supported by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Life Members Fund

The availability of all awards is contingent upon receipt of adequate funding.

Application Deadline: July 13, 2015

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is pleased to announce the Life Members Mentorship Grants for Medical Students (MGM).

Program Description
The MGM provides the opportunity for seven medical students to attend the AACAP Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, October 26 - October 31, 2015 and receive an introduction into the field of child and adolescent psychiatry through the AACAP Mentorship Program. MGM recipients also participate in programs sponsored by the Life Members, which is a group of the oldest and most distinguished members of AACAP, all having been members for at least 30 years. Many of those in this group served as AACAP leadership and also pioneered many of the significant discoveries and developments in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry. Partnered with the Mentorship Program, this program provides participants with networking opportunities, exposure to varying specialties, and interaction with Life Members. Participation in this program provides up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the AACAP Annual Meeting.

Program Benefits*
(Please note that the availability of these benefits is contingent upon receipt of adequate funding from AACAP)

  • Up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the AACAP Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX. This includes airfare, hotel, and meals (max. $75/day). Applicants will be required to provide documentation of travel expenses in order to receive AACAP reimbursement.

  • Participation in various AACAP Annual Meeting events, including the Mentorship Program, an awards luncheon, the career development forum, the Life Members Wisdom Clinical Perspectives, and the Life Members Reception and Dinner.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a medical school in the United States at the time of the AACAP Annual Meeting in October 2015.

  • Recipients are also required to share the AACAP recruitment video with fellow medical students in their program within the 6 months following the Annual Meeting.

  • Recipients are required to write a follow up report on the experience that they would be encouraged to submit to their program's listserve and/or website and share a copy of this with AACAP.

  • Participants must be in good standing at their medical school.

  • Participants must attend all AACAP Annual Meeting events specified by AACAP.

Application Process

  • Use the online awards system to complete your application and to upload the following documents:
    • Curriculum Vitae;
    • Personal statement articulating a compelling reason for wanting to attend the Annual Meeting; and
    • Letter of support from a faculty member or mentor.

  • In addition, a letter of good standing from the applicant’s medical school must be sent directly to AACAP via email at training@aacap.org or fax at 202-966-5894.

  • Please see complete detailed instructions on the online awards system by clicking on the link below.

Deadline
Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm (PDT) on July 13, 2015 for consideration. *Please note that the availability of this award is contingent on funding from AACAP.

AACAP reserves the right to waive liabilities.

Check back in 2015 to apply!

For more information, contact the AACAP Assistant Director of Training and Education at training@aacap.org or 202-587-9663.