ADMSEP Developmental Grant Award (Deadline Nov 1, 2023)

ADMSEP Clinical Simulation Initiative (CSI) Developmental Grant Award Deadline: 1 November 2023

Dear ADMSEP members,

The Clinical Simulation Initiative (CSI) Committee is accepting submissions for the Project Developmental Grant Award.

Two developmental grants will be awarded this cycle ($1500 with Articulate 360 seat included). The deadline for submission is Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 5:00 PM (PST).

Link below provides details and required materials:

Modules may be related to any topic relevant to medical student education that represents a clinical encounter with a disorder that will help achieve the learning objectives for the course or clerkship as well as meet existing LCME Standards. A list of the modules are located here.

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

ADMSEP 2023 Fall Virtual Meeting.

ADMSEP is having a fall virtual meeting: Making Scholarly Work Work for You

Wednesday October 4th from 4p-6p EST

Members of the ADMSEP research committee will present on "Do what you do and publish or present too!" from 4p-450p.

From 5p-550p, Academic Psychiatry Editor in Chief Dr. Adam Brenner will talk about: “What makes a good paper?”

A calendar invitation will be sent this week.

The topics will be very pertinent as abstract submission for the 2023 Annual Meeting opens on 10/1/2023! I’ll be sending more information about this next week.

We hope you can attend.

Rachel Russo, MD Program Chair for the 2024 ADMSEP Annual Meeting

Call for nominations for the Vestermark Award

Dear ADMSEP Members,

The Vestermark Award committee invites you to please take a moment to consider any fellow psychiatry educators you may wish to nominate for a Vestermark Psychiatry Educator Award. It is the APA's highest award for educators in medical education. The details regarding eligibility, nomination, selection criteria, and submission can be viewed in this fact sheet, and nomination page. Please be aware of the rapidly approaching deadline, June 1, 2023.

Meet the Academic Psychiatry Editor

On Monday, April 24, Academic Psychiatry Editor in Chief Adam Brenner, M.D., will host an online “Meet the Editor” zoom video conference from 6:00pm to 7:00pm Central

Zoom Meeting Link: See your ADMSEP listserv email send 4/18/23 for details

Join in to... -ask any questions about the journal or scholarly publishing -share ideas for submissions or special topical collections -receive editorial consultation on a manuscript in development (e.g., about the topic’s fit with the journal’s scope, category for the submission, research design, writing strategies) -learn how to become more involved with the journal

Harvard Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Psychiatry 2023 Summer Research Fellowship

The Department of Psychiatry within Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School located in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston, is sponsoring up to three summer research fellowships for medical students to engage in intensive 8-week summer projects under the mentorship of a faculty member. Please read on.

Summer opportunities in psychiatry for first year medical students from underrepresented backgrounds

The Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute is very excited to be continuing our summer opportunities in psychiatry for first year medical students from underrepresented backgrounds. Interested students can learn more about the programs at the below links.

Research - Students must be enrolled in an MD (allopathic) program. The application deadline is Tuesday, January 3, 2023:

Clinical exposure - Students from osteopathic and allopathic programs are eligible. The application deadline is February 16, 2023:

Call for Abstract Proposals for 49th Annual ADMSEP Meeting

San Diego, CA. June 21-24, 2023

The keynote speaker will be Donna Elliott, M.D., Chair of the Department of Medical Education and Vice Dean for Medical Education at Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, CA

We invite you to submit abstract proposals on any topic relevant to medical student education in psychiatry.

The deadline for submission is Monday, October 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST.

We encourage submissions focusing on:

Professional identity development, Health Disparities, Cultural Competency, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Social Determinants of mental health, Curriculum: active learning, redesign, assessment methods, New and emerging topics in medical student education and technology, Educational innovations

Abstract submissions will be accepted beginning Saturday, October 1st, 2022. To submit, please visit “Upcoming 2023 Meeting” and then on that page click on the “Submit Abstract” drop down box, then the actual link (which will appear 10/1/22). This will take you to the Cvent submission portal. Once there you will find specific guidelines for each type of submission, but for convenience, they are also listed below. Please note that we must have all relevant application components by the deadline of October 31.

We look forward to reading your submissions and organizing an outstanding conference!

Submission Guidelines: Only 3 presentations per presenter may be submitted (this does not include posters). There is a 5 co-author limit on all presentations. Please keep in mind, only people who are participating in the presentation should be included as a co-author.

The ADMSEP Annual Meeting Program Committee is accepting submissions for:

1. Plenary: 1-hour session consisting of a group of three to four individual presentations that are thematically related. Each individual presentation is a 12-15 minute formal talk, given by 1 or 2 individuals. This session is offered to all meeting attendees. Several people can submit abstracts for a plenary session they believe would fit well together; alternatively, the program committee can group individual submission with similar and related topics.

2. Workshop: 75-minute semi-structured learning session designed to facilitate interaction via active learning with a limited didactic element.

3. Discussion Group: 75-minute session consisting of 3 or 4 interactive presentations along a similar theme, each 12-15 minutes, along with time for discussion. The program committee may combine several abstracts on a similar topic. Presenters may submit 1 presentation for such a combination or may coordinate several submissions with other presenters.

4. Educational Innovation Brief Oral Presentation: Adapted from the popular PechaKucha model, this is a 7-minute presentation, using 20 slides for 20 seconds each. This session is designed to provide participants with a lively presentation of innovative approaches to medical student education. Presenters would submit a proposal for a 7-minute presentation. The program committee will then combine several brief oral presentations in succession, followed by time for discussion.

5. Poster Session: Submissions can be on a wide range of topics from educational research to descriptions of innovative approaches to medical student education. This year, as in the past, poster awards will be given at the Annual Meeting banquet based on final poster presentation by a panel of judges.

6. Media Session: The media session provides the opportunity to showcase useful online resources for ADMSEP members

ADMSEP Education Scholars Program Call for Applications

Education scholarship can lead to academic promotion and leadership, both in home institutions and nationally. In order to do this, educational activities and innovations need to be studied. As physicians, we may not know how to make our educational efforts scholarly.

The ADMSEP Education Scholars Program is a two-year faculty development program that provides ADMSEP members with foundational knowledge and mentorship in research methodology and scholarship in medical student education. Participants advance in scholarship skills that promote academic achievement and leadership, both in their home institutions and nationally. A Certificate of Excellence in Educational Scholarship is awarded to each Scholar upon completion of the program.

We are currently accepting applications for our 6th cohort of Education Scholars.

The deadline for submission is February 1, 2023.

Program Description: • 2 year program of half-day structured pre-meeting workshops and didactics prior to the start of the ADMSEP Annual Meeting • Program runs from June 2023 to June 2025 • Longitudinal components include scheduled conference calls throughout the two-year period • Scholars work with a local mentor and a senior ADMSEP mentor to complete a scholarly project • Scholars present their completed scholarly projects as a poster at the final third ADMSEP meeting

Eligibility requirements: • ADMSEP membership • Psychiatry medical student educators at the junior or mid-career level with at least 2 years of experience in medical student education • Applicants must commit to all components of the program: completion of an independent project, participation in all conference calls and attendance at 3 consecutive ADMSEP annual meetings • Fee for the 2 year program is $1,000. Applications are available online

We look forward to receiving your applications.

The pdf version of this announcement can be downloaded here

Lisa Fore-Arcand, EdD, and Kirsten Wilkins, MD - Program Directors

Monthly (June 2022) DEI update available

Please feel free to view our Monthly (June 2022) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) Resource submitted by:

Francis Lu, MD, DLFAPA Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, UC Davis;

with assistance from Robert C. Like, MD, MS Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School;

Proposed Standardized Letter of Recommendation for Psychiatry Residency Applicants

The MSPE taskforce with the help of some AADPRT members has developed a position statement and standardized letter of recommendation template for ADMSEP member review:

-Proposal of a Standardized Letter of Recommendation for Psychiatry Residency Applicants:
The number of allopathic and osteopathic candidates applying to psychiatry is increasing. This, combined with virtual interviews and an increased number of applications per candidate, has led to a perceived "application avalanche". To read more about the proposal....

-Standardized Letter of Recommendation template:
You may view/download this document on the same page

We will plan to vote on these documents at this year's annual meeting.

If you have questions or need clarifications please contact: Dr. Jeffrey Rakofsky ( or Dr. Dana Raml (

CSI eModule Quick Clips

Dr Marty Klapheke has been able to convert his CSI eModules' "Quick Clips" from a deprecated (unviewable) video format to the current web video standard. You can see these in our eModule collection under "Major Depressive Disorders" "Anxiety Disorders" "Personality Disorders"

A big "THANK YOU" to Dr Klapheke for his ingenuity used in salvaging this valuable footage!

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:

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.

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 for registration, dates and other details!

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:

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