Fall 2021 Virtual Meeting (Oct 12)

We've scheduled a Fall Virtual Meeting! Plan to join us.

October 12, 2021, 4:00 PM Eastern - 6:15 PM Eastern

4:00 P.M. - 5:05 P.M. EDT Medical Student Performance Evaluation Taskforce (MSPE)

5:15 - 6:15 P.M. EDT Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism Taskforce (DEIA)

Meeting will be held via ZOOM. Link to be sent prior to the meeting!

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and ADMSEP. The APA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:The APA designates this live activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

We hope to see you then!

2021-2022 ADMSEP Call for Abstracts

Beginning Friday, October 1st, 2021 ADMSEP will be hosting a Call for Abstracts for any topic relevant to medical student education in psychiatry. Please review the actual call for detail.

Preview: The keynote speaker will be Quinn Capers, M.D., Associate Dean for Faculty Diversity, and Inaugural Vice Chair for Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

The deadline for submission is Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.

CSI Committee accepting submissions for Project Developmental Grant awards.

The Clinical Simulation Initiative Committee is accepting submissions for the Project Developmental Grant awards.
Two developmental grants will be awarded this cycle. The deadline for submission is: Friday 1 October 2020, 5:00 PM (PST).

Link below provides details and required materials: https://admsep.org/resources.php?c=grants

Modules may be related to any topic relevant to medical student education that represents a clinical encounter on a disorder that will help achieve the learning objectives for the course or clerkship as well as meet existing LCME Standards.

Topics identified as 'in need' by the ADMSEP CSI Committee include PTSD, Substance use disorders, Eating disorders, Dissociative disorders, Sexual disorders, and Child and adolescent disorders in particular neurodevelopmental disorders. Applicants are encouraged to seek mentorship. ADMSEP members from the CSI Committee are available for this purpose.

If there are any questions, please let us know.

Your CSI Chairs,

Derrick Hamaoka, M.D., Uniformed Services University

Mary Steinmann, M.D., University of Utah

Updated "A Roadmap to Psychiatric Residency"

Greetings Epic Educators!

An updated version of "A Roadmap to Psychiatric Residency" is now live on the APA website.

This document - created with educators from ADMSEP, AADPRT, AAP and involvement of PsychSign - first arrived in 2019. It was updated this year to reflect changes in Psychiatry Match and in it you will find practical guidance on personal statements, how to think about applying, personal statements and questions for the interview day. There is also specialty advice for military match, couples match, osteopathic students and internal students.

Many members of ADMSEP contributed to this document, for which I am eternally grateful.

Applying for Psychiatric Residency
Guide to Applying for Psychiatric Residency. Congratulations on choosing one of the most exciting fields in medicine. Not only are psychiatrists uniquely trained to consider the patient from a "whole person" perspective, but the field also includes a wide range of practice settings and diverse opportunities for subspecialization. www.psychiatry.org

I encourage you to share this widely with students planning on applying to our field, with faculty advisors and even with your student affairs deans.

Lia A. Thomas, MD

She / Her / Hers
Medical Director, MH Trauma Services Team , VANTHCS
Associate Residency Training Director at the Dallas VA and Recruitment Strategies
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Medical Center

2021-22 Psychiatry Residency Recruitment Fairs

This year AADPRT is developing the 2021-2022 virtual Psychiatry residency recruitment fairs (aka Open Houses). They are organized by region and are intended to introduce medical students to psychiatry residency programs while keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see https://www.aadprt.org/trainees/recruitment-fairs for registration, dates and other details!

Register for the 2021 ADMSEP Annual Meeting

Registration has opened for the 2021 ADMSEP Annual Meeting. Please be aware this link will take you away from the ADMSEP website to the ADMSEP Cvent portal access.

Need to renew your membership for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022?

(Note: The membership portal and the ADMSEP Website are two separate interfaces, so the passwords are not the same! If you’ve forgotten your password from last year’s Cvent membership purchase, click the “don’t know your password” link, fill out the information and Cvent will send you a link to your email to reset the password.)

2021 ADMSEP Annual Meeting announcement

ADMSEP's leadership has come to the tough decision to cancel the in-person meeting that was scheduled in Pittsburgh, PA, this year in favor of a virtual meeting. So this year's ADMSEP Annual Meeting will be held virtually (via Zoom) on June 16-18, 2021.

In recognition of both the format change and the need to cover the organization's annual operating expenses, the ADMSEP Council has adjusted the meeting registration fee for the three-day virtual meeting. The registration cost will cover all expenses for the meeting, including your CME credits.

Here’s the cost breakdown:

  • ADMSEP Member: $375 on or before May 15. $400 after May 15.
  • Clerkship Coordinator/Administrator: $40.00
  • Medical Student/Resident: $95.00
  • Non-ADMSEP member: $400 until May 15. $450 after May 15.

The registration process will be held via our Cvent portal, and it is scheduled to open on April 12!

Thank you for your support and understanding. The program committee has worked diligently to develop an informative, engaging program for you. The meeting will provide an opportunity to learn, teach and connect with fellow psychiatric educators. We look forward to getting together to share scholarship, fellowship and friendship.

We are also looking forward to our 2022 annual meeting next year in Austin, Texas, when we can reconnect in person.

In between now and June, we will plan to see you on Zoom on April 27 for our Spring Quarterly Meeting — 4:00 p.m. EDT.

New CSI eRepository entry on Opioid OD resuscitation (and a "How-it-was-built" breakdown!)

Please feel free to peruse a new CSI eRepository entry titled: "Objective Structured Clinical Examination Skill Station Is Effective for Assessing Acute Opioid Overdose Resuscitation" (Authors: Matthew P. Abrams , Martin Klapheke). Not only does it promote proper assessment of acute opioid overdose resuscitation, but it also breaks down the construction of the module, a "how-to", which may prove helpful to aspiring CSI module writers!

Call for Abstracts for the 2021 Meeting

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting abstract submissions for presentations at the ADMSEP 2021 conference. Please submit your abstracts via Cvent at the following link:


The link contains descriptions of submission types, etc. All submissions are due by November 16, 2020, 11:59pm ET.

Due to the pandemic, we are keeping our options open for an in-person or a virtual meeting in June 2021. As a result, we will be asking authors to specify whether their submission can be presented in person, virtually, or both. And once abstracts are selected, authors will need to confirm whether they are able to attend the conference in person, virtually or both.

We look forward to reading your submissions and organizing an outstanding conference. Please feel free to be in touch with any questions.

Sincerely, Program Committee on behalf of ADMSEP Council (Matthew Goldenberg, Jeff Rakofsky, Lia Thomas)

P.S. Big thank you to Nancy Harker and Lindsey Allison for their work coordinating with Cvent!

Matthew N. Goldenberg, M.D., M.Sc. Associate Professor of Psychiatry Yale University School of Medicine Clerkship Director, Psychiatry Biopsychosocial Approach to Health Clerkship Attending Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Emergency Services Yale-New Haven Hospital matthew.goldenberg@yale.edu

New ADMSEP Council Leadership 2020-2021

Please welcome the new ADMSEP Council Leadership lineup. As per our new ADMSEP President, Dr. Howard Liu:

"I want to congratulate our new officers in the organization. They are truly innovators and visionaries who have already given so much to ADMSEP". These persons include:

-Dr. Lisa Fore-Arcand President-Elect: Arcandlg@gmail.com
-Dr. Erin Malloy Secretary/Newsletter Editor: erin_malloy@med.unc.edu
-Dr. Dawnelle Schatte Council Member: daschatt@UTMB.EDU
-Dr. Jeffrey Rakofsky Council Member: jrakofs@emory.edu

The full set of details can be gleaned here

ADMSEP Statement after the Deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the disproportionate toll that Covid-19 is wreaking on black communities have shone a light on our nation’s failings on issues of racial justice. ADMSEP Council joins with its members in condemning this racism that threatens the safety and well-being of people of color across the country, including our members, our students and the patients we serve.

As an organization of medical educators, we echo the call to action that the Association of American Medical Colleges made this week: We must acknowledge and speak out against all forms of racism, discrimination, and bias in our environments in our institutions, communities, and society. We must stand in solidarity with the Black community and speak out against unjust and inhumane incidents of violence. We must demonstrate empathy and compassion and acknowledge the pain and grief that the families and the communities of these victims are experiencing. We must take the lead in educating ourselves and others to address these issues head-on. We must be deliberate and partner with local communities, public health agencies, and municipal governments to dismantle structural racism and end police brutality. We must employ anti-racist and unconscious bias training and engage in interracial dialogues that will dispel the misrepresentations that dehumanize our Black community members and other marginalized groups. We must move from rhetoric to action to eliminate the inequities in our care, research, and education of tomorrow’s doctors. The full link to their statement can be found here: https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/press-releases/aamc-statement-police-brutality-and-racism-america-and-their-impact-health

As psychiatric educators training the doctors of tomorrow, we must incorporate the concepts of racism and other social determinants of health into our curricula. We must redouble our efforts to make our students aware of the deleterious effects of trauma, including racial trauma, and therapeutic approaches. We must ensure that we listen to the voices of our colleagues and students of color, stand with them in the fight against racism and support their career development. We must make ourselves aware of our own unconscious biases and recognize and address any mistreatment, including microaggressions (a coin termed by Black psychiatrist Chester Pierce), that we perpetrate or witness.

Sadly, we will not be able to assemble for our annual meeting this year and enjoy each other’s fellowship as well as to process together the tragic and unsettling recent events. We hope that our membership will continue to join together to provide excellent psychiatric education and scholarship, with an increased awareness of inequities and firm commitment toward anti-racism.

Benoit Dubé, M.D.; President
Susan W, Lehmann, M.D.; Immediate Past President
John Spollen, M.D.; Past President
Howard Y. Liu, M.D.; President Elect/Treasurer
Lisa Fore Arcand, Ed. D.; Secretary and Newsletter Editor
Greg Briscoe, M.D., Webmaster & Second Past President
Matthew N. Goldenberg, M.D., M.Sc., Council Member
Erin Malloy, M.D., Council Member
Dawnelle Schatte, M.D., Council Member
Lia A. Thomas, M.D., Council Member
Lindsey Allison, M.Ed., Administrative Director

Consensus Statement from ADMSEP and AADPRT on the 2020-21 Residency and Fellowship Application Cycle

Dear colleagues,

ADMSEP and AADPRT leadership have issued joint recommendations about the upcoming academy year as it pertains to medical students applying to psychiatry residency programs. The overarching goal is to prioritize the safety of our learner and communities, while also supporting a fair and equitable process for all.

A special thank you to John Spollen and Lia Thomas for representing ADMSEP during this process.

Please share with your colleagues in your respective institutions.

Warm regards,


Benoit Dubé, MD Associate Provost and Chief Wellness Officer I University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry I Perelman School of Medicine

President I ADMSEP Association of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry

2020 Meeting cancelled

We hope that you are healthy and safe amidst these uncertain times. Due to the impact of the Corona virus pandemic, ADMSEP will not be holding its annual meeting this year (June 2020). The rationale for cancelling includes the ban on large gatherings and the widespread emergence of institutional travel restrictions. Our recent poll results predict very poor attendance, not surprisingly.

The good news is that our host hotel, Paradise Point in San Diego, has agreed to amend our agreement. As such, we will be holding our 2023 annual meeting there.

If you had already registered for the meeting, you will receive a full refund soon. If you made a reservation at the hotel, it will be canceled automatically by the hotel, without penalty.

This decision was bittersweet, to say the least. Our annual meeting is a unique opportunity to bring together like-minded psychiatric educators to share innovations and celebrate accomplishment in medical education. Our annual meeting program committee is undeterred and actively exploring alternative scenarios to bring our community together… Stay tuned!