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Fall 2020 CME Meeting & EXPO

Membership Information

FPS member benefits: representing you and your professional interest. Photo of child and adult psychiatrist

The Florida Psychiatric Society is a dynamic statewide organization of quality, committed Florida psychiatrists with a legacy since 1946 of helping to advance and formulate the success and impact of psychiatric care and practice.  Our goal is to provide you with the tools, resources and practical information for building and maintaining a successful, effective and rewarding psychiatric practice and career.

Resources at your Fingertips

  • Access to online resources that can only be seen when logged into an FPS member account.
  • The FPS listserv - discuss current psychiatry-related issues in this members-only email list. To join the listserv, please contact us and request to be added.
  • E-Connect - our monthly electronic newsletter that provides you with important information about current issues impacting the practice of psychiatry, and information to help your patients. You will automatically receive this unless you opt out. Members can view past issues here.
  • Legislative Update - Email newsletters produced weekly during the Florida Legislative Session. Members can view past issues here.
  • Career Center - online job and resume postings.

Continuing Medical Education

  • Life-long learning at FPS through semi-annual, scientific-based CME meetings.
  • $100 Member discount for FPS CME Meetings.
  • Eligibility for a discounted CE Broker concierge account, which includes a CE Broker assistant to manage all aspects of tracking and reporting your CME credits.
  • Meet companies whose services and/or products may be of service to you or your patients at our Meeting EXPO.

Advocacy

  • Receive timely and curated updates about proposed Florida and Federal legislation affecting your practice and patients. FPS conducts regulatory monitoring to ensure the protection of your practice and patients, and works with a lobbying team to ensure your voice is heard. Learn more about FPS Advocacy here.
  • Advocate in person, electronically, or financially for your practice and patients with guidance and support from our Society. Members can learn more about ways to get involved here.

Networking

  • Connect with over 1,300 innovative and experienced professionals to build a successful psychiatric career and practice.
  • FPS semi-annual CME meetings and local community chapter meetings enable you to meet peers face-to-face.
  • Participate in FPS committees - electronically and in person.
  • Leadership opportunities - committee chairs, officers/representatives on the FPS Executive Council, Chapter President, and more.
  • Participate in a local Chapter of FPS to meet members in your area.
  • Recognition through annual member awards, monthly member spotlights, and ability to apply for APA Fellowship/Distinguished Fellowship (for eligible members)

Resources for Resident Fellow Members

The Florida Psychiatric Society is committed to supporting RFM members through their career journeys and beyond. We have a growing list of resources, activities, and leadership opportunities specifically for RFMs. Learn more about being a Resident Fellow member of FPS here.

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Join FPS and the APA online HERE!

FPS members must also be members of the APA. FPS membership dues are also processed through the APA.


Learn More About Your APA Member Benefits 




In this video interview, Louise Martin, associate director of the Membership Department, discusses the new campaign and some of the many benefits available to members.



Take the next step in your psychiatric career and become a  
Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. 

WHY BECOME AN APA FELLOW?

Being a Fellow is an honorary designation that was created by the APA Membership Committee and Board of Trustees to recognize early career members who have demonstrated allegiance to their profession and commitment to the on-going work of the Association.  Most members who pursue Fellow status perceive it as one of the first steps to enhancement of their professional credentials.  Fellows are recognized by their colleagues in the APA as a member of a very select group and are permitted to use the FAPA designation on all of their professional documentation.

Fellow applications require review and comment from the member's district branch/state association and approval by the APA Membership Committee and Board of Trustees.  All newly appointed Fellows are publicly recognized at the Convocation of Fellows and Distinguished Fellows, which is held every year during APA's Annual Meeting.  Fellows receive a lapel pin as a symbol of their status and an embossed Fellow certificate to display with pride in their office.

The submission deadline for Fellowship applications is September 1st. 

Click here to view the APA Fellowship Guidelines and Application

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