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How to Join APM

For information about the benefits of membership in the
Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, please see Membership Advantages.

All application materials are submitted online via the
        Application for APM Membership

and, for trainee applications only, the
        Trainee Status Confirmation form
must be submitted by the applicant's training director.

Application may be made in one of three membership categories of equal membership benefits:

  • FULL MEMBER ($225 annual dues) — a psychiatrist who is actively engaged in psychosomatic medicine, consultation-liaison (C-L) psychiatry, or medical psychiatry
  • ASSOCIATE MEMBER ($175 annual dues) — an individual with an advanced degree in a related field and actively engaged in psychosomatic medicine, C-L psychiatry, or medical psychiatry

All candidates for membership must attach their curriculum vitae (CV) to their online Membership Application.

see noteApplications for membership as a postgraduate fellow, resident, intern, or student must be followed by confirmation of trainee status and dates. The applicant identifies their training director on the application form, and it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure the director fills out and submits the online Trainee Status Confirmation form. A trainee application cannot be considered until this form is received.

The application process generally takes eight weeks and, if selected, you will be invoiced for annual dues at that time. Upon receipt of your dues payment, you will be sent a membership certificate.

Payment and Effective Dates

Payment is not due until approved for membership and invoiced. Payment may be made by check (in U.S. funds) or by credit card.

If you apply to join APM in the last three months of the calendar year (after Oct. 1), your membership will be effective to Dec. 31 of the following year. Membership applications processed prior to Oct. 1 are considered effective for the current membership year; no partial refunds or credits are available for the unused portion of the membership year.

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