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Psychiatry & Mental Health Resources: Organizations

Academic Psychiatry

Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)  -private professional organization responsible for the accreditation of residency education programs in the U.S.

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) - agency that provides certification for training in Psychiatry and Neurology and its subspecialties, part of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).

American College of Psychiatrists(ACP) - psychiatrists who have demonstrated excellence in the field of psychiatry who have been selected for membership

American Psychiatric Association (APA) - world largest psychiatric organization representing over 33,000 psychiatric physicians from the U.S. and around the world.

American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training (AADPRT) - academic psychiatrists interested in promoting excellence in the education and training of future psychiatrists.

Association for Academic Psychiatry - focuses on education in psychiatry at all levels, medical school through lifelong learning. 

Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP) - focuses on medication of medical students in psychiatry.

Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry - brings together top psychiatrists to provide perspective and recommendation on current issues in psychiatry.

World Psychiatric Association - international association of national psychiatric societies.