Promoting the Highest Standards in Psychiatry

The American College of Psychiatrists comprises more than 750 psychiatrists who have demonstrated excellence in the field of psychiatry, and achieved national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership, or teaching.

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Now Accepting 2024 Laughlin and PRITE Fellowship Nominations

Between now and May 15th The College is accepting nominations via its new online process.

Learn more about the Laughlin Fellowship and PRITE Fellowship Programs.

College Board of Regents Adopts Diversity, Respectful Inclusion, and Equity Vision Statement

The Board of Regents of The American College of Psychiatrists is pleased to announce the adoption of The College’s Diversity, Respectful Inclusion, and Equity Vision Statement.  The Statement was recommended for adoption by The College’s Diversity, Respectful Inclusion, and Equity Committee following a year-long development process.  Feedback from the Board and from respondents to a membership survey on a draft of the Statement were incorporated into the final version.  The College’s values and goals are clearly and succinctly expressed in this document, which addresses issues that are critically important to our College, our Members, and our profession. 

 The Board commends the Members of the Committee for their work: (Iqbal Ahmed, Chair; Michele Reid, Vice Chair; Constance E. Dunlap; Francisco Fernandez; Francis G. Lu; Francisco A. Moreno; Annelle B. Primm; Joshua T. Thornhill IV; Carol I. Ping Tsao; Board Liaison: George A. Keepers). 

 The Board also expresses its appreciation for the many Members who offered feedback on the draft Statement.  This Vision Statement will guide the Board, The College’s Committees, and its Members and Fellows in their work to continuously improve the diversity of our organization and in their advocacy for these values in every setting.

 The Board of Regents of The American College of Psychiatrists
The College Committee on Diversity, Respectful Inclusion, and Equity


PRITE® is the educational resource for psychiatric residents and training programs.

Each section of the exam focuses on a particular component of psychiatry, offering references to support and explain correct answers.

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PIPE® is a comprehensive online exam allowing clinicians to assess their knowledge and skills throughout their careers. PIPE is designed to:

  • Prepare psychiatrists for ABPN certification and maintenance of certification (MOC)
  • Fulfill ABPN's "self-assessment and lifelong learning" MOC requirement
  • Provide up to 30 hours of Cat. 1 CME credit

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Resident Fellowships

Our fellowship programs are designed to recognize outstanding accomplishments by psychiatry Residents and Fellows. 

Laughlin Fellowship
PRITE Fellowship

2023/2024 Senior Laughlin Fellow

Simone A. Bernstein, M.D.
Walter Reed National Medical Center

Note to Fellows!

2024/2025 Senior Laughlin Fellow
Avani "Avni" K. Patel, M.D., MHA
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Note to Fellows!

2023 Senior PRITE Fellow

Malcolm Vaught, M.D. - Cape Fear Valley Health

A Welcome Letter from Dr. Vaught and Meet the PRITE Fellows


About The College

The American College of Psychiatrists (The College) is a not-for-profit honorary association dedicated to providing continuing education to its Members, promoting the latest advances in the specialty, and supporting the highest standards in psychiatry.

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50th Anniversary Video

50th Anniversary Video - Henry P. Laughlin