The AACAP Summer Medical Student Fellowships offer a chance for medical students to explore a career in child and adolescent psychiatry, gain valuable work experience, and meet leaders in the child and adolescent psychiatry field. Students are expected to complete 12 consecutive weeks (60 workdays at 8 hours per day) of the fellowship during the summer following acceptance into the program. A student may work with a child and adolescent psychiatrist with whom they have an established link. The fellowship opportunity provides award recipients: Up to $3,500 for 12 weeks of clinical or research training under a child and adolescent psychiatrist mentor. Coverage for required attendance at AACAPs 68th Annual Meeting October 25 - 30, 2021 to present their research in a new research poster session. Applicants must be students enrolled in accredited U.S. medical schools. Participants must obtain AACAP membership which is FREE for medical students. Participants agree to submit a Call for Papers submission for presenting their clinical/research experience in a new research poster session by July 13, 2021. Participants agree to submit all required reporting documentation directly after the AACAP Annual Meeting, including a final report, a copy of the new research poster (if applicable), a copy of a thank you letter to the funder, and an evaluation of the program completed by the participant and the mentor. Statement of interest: The narrative should include reasons for ones interest in the program, as well as a project proposal. Include a concise background discussion specific to interests and career goals in the specialty, along with the objectives and project plan. Letter of support from proposed mentor which describes: the mentors role in the project, details on the scope of commitment to the applicants training and a summary of their relevant mentorship background. Provide a letter of good standing from the applicant's medical school directly to AACAP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 202-587-9663. For more comprehensive and specific details on the application process and funding guidelines, please head to the scholarship site.
Low Amount Awarded
a graduate student
Citizenship requirements: US
Must not be attending high school currently
Must be affiliated with
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry