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Behavioral medicine and psychiatry

  • The Society of Behavioral Medicine
    A multidisciplinary organization of clinicians, educators, and scientists dedicated to promoting the study of the interactions of behavior with biology and the environment, and the application of that knowledge to improve the health and well being of individuals, families, and communities and populations.
  • Iowa Psychiatric Society
    An association of physicians dedicated to promoting excellence in psychiatric care.
  • American Psychiatric Association
    An organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    The AACAP is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by mental, behavioral or developmental disorders.
  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry – Scholars Program
    The American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) Scholars Program provides scholarships for medical students and psychiatry residents to attend the AAGP Annual Meeting in March 2014 as participants in the Scholars Program. In addition to receiving travel funds, scholarship recipients will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting one-day interactive workshop designed for trainees to learn more about geriatric psychiatry. Please pass the word to interested colleagues. Application deadline is October 1, 2013.
  • PsychSIGN
    A network of medical students interested in psychiatry, from those with a rough interest in the brain and mind to those already in the application and match process.
  • Persons interested in exploring psychiatry as a specialty area will want to view this video series (each segment running about 2 – 4 minutes) produced by the APA that profiles four physicians as they discuss career opportunities in psychiatry.
  • Students interested in psychiatry residencies may find the 2010-2011 APA Census of Psychiatry Residents Report helpful. It can be accessed at–training/resident-census. The report creates a yearly demographic picture of psychiatry residents and fellows. Note that DMU is listed on page 17 as tied for 3rd place among DO schools with the highest number of students entering psychiatry residencies.
  • For a helpful and fun guide to preparing personal statements for residency applications, see:

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