The Laughlin Fellowship Program

This year, The College will select 12 third, fourth, and fifth-year Residents from the United States and Canada and pay for them to attend one Annual Meeting.  The Laughlin Fellows are chosen from an elite pool of applicants deemed likely to make a significant contribution to the field of psychiatry. They participate in all educational and social functions held during the Annual Meeting, making valuable contacts with their peers and College Members.

LAUGHLIN FELLOWSHIP NOMINATION PROCEDURE

Each separately accredited sponsoring institution may submit only one nomination. 

The nominee must be a current PGY-3, PGY-4 or PGY-5 resident in general psychiatry OR a Fellow in child, addiction, forensic, geriatric, or psychosomatic psychiatry as of August 15, 2020. Psychiatry trainees in  other fellowship programs (including, but not limited to) sleep medicine, women’s mental health/reproductive psychiatry, pain, hospice and palliative care are also eligible. 

The College provides a stipend to Laughlin Fellows to cover travel and hotel expenses to one Annual Meeting.

Note:  Candidates may be nominated for either the PRITE or Laughlin Fellowship, not both in the same year. Those selected as a PRITE or Laughlin Fellow may not apply for the other fellowship in future years.

The nomination deadline is August 15, 2020.  Nominations received after that date, even though postmarked earlier, cannot be accepted.

To provide you with a better understanding of how the candidates are scored, here is the Scoring Rubric used to score candidates.  Scoring Rubric

Compile Nomination Packet

  • nomination form
  • personal statement of no more than 750 words, double-spaced, which discusses the candidate's interests, long-range career goals in psychiatry and most import achievements to date.
  • a complete curriculum vitae from the nominee
  • one letter of nomination no more than two pages single-spaced from the current residency training program director or the current designee, indicating the reasons why this individual should be selected as a Laughlin Fellow (only one letter of nomination will be considered by the selection committee.)  
  • Potential fellows will be considered on demonstrating leadership and unique qualities, clinical excellence, dedication to teaching, community service and research and scholarly attainment.

    Click here for a sample nomination letter.

Nomination Packet Submission:

Please e-mail one complete PDF nomination packet to Angel@ACPsych.org

Be sure to indicate "LAUGHLIN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION" in the subject line.  No faxes, please.

Applicants will be notified no later than November 1, 2020.

NOMINATION DEADLINES

2021:  August 15, 2020