The American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law is
pleased to announce the 29th Annual Rappeport
Fellowship competition. Named in honor of AAPL's
founding president, Jonas R. Rappeport, MD, the
fellowships offer an opportunity for outstanding
residents with interests in psychiatry and the law
to develop their knowledge and skills.
Winners must attend the Annual Meeting and
Forensic Psychiatry Review Course, in order to win
the award, short of extenuating circumstances of
which AAPL is notified in advance.
The meeting will be held in Portland, OR from
October 27-30, 2016. Immediately prior to the Annual
Meeting, Fellows will also attend AAPL's Forensic
Psychiatry Review Course, an intensive,
comprehensive overview of psychiatry and law. At the
Annual Meeting, Fellows are encouraged to attend the
many excellent educational sessions, and to meet
with AAPL preceptors, who can assist them in
exploring interests in psychiatry and the law.
Travel, lodging, and educational expenses are
included in the fellowship award, and a per diem
will be paid to cover meals and other expenses. In
addition, Fellows receive subscriptions to AAPL's
major publications, the Newsletter and the Journal
of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
Residents who are currently PGY-3 in a general
program, or PGY-4 in a child or geriatric
subspecialty training program and who will begin
their final year of training in July 2016, are
eligible. Canadian PGY-5 general psychiatry
residents and Canadian PGY-6 child residents are
eligible. We will accept two nominations from each
residency program. Please see enclosed for
procedures for nominations.
CHECKLIST FOR PROCEDURE OF 2016 RAPPEPORT FELLOWSHIP
Applications must include the following:
A letter of nomination from the
residency training director outlining the
nominee’s overall skills as a psychiatrist,
interests in psychiatry and the law, and the
reasons to believe that the nominee will
make a significant contribution to
psychiatry and the law in his or her
A letter from the psychiatrist most
familiar with the nominee’s work in
psychiatry and the law, detailing his or her
recent activities or responsibilities.
A statement from the nominee discussing
the evolution of his or her interests in
psychiatry and law, and the steps taken to
develop those interests; his or her
long-term goals for a career in psychiatry,
with particular emphasis on how professional
activity in psychiatry and law will be
integrated with those goals; and any other
information the nominee believes may be
useful to the committee.
A current curriculum vitae for the
Reprints of any papers on a subject of relevance to psychiatry and law that the nominee has had published (or reprints of papers accepted for publication).
Applications, when completed with all the information above, should be emailed to
Applications must be received in the AAPL Executive Office
no later than April 1, 2016.
If you have questions regarding the 2016 Rappeport Fellowship please contact the AAPL Executive Office at:
One Regency Drive, P.O. Box 30 Bloomfield, CT
Questions can be addressed to the above
address or contact the Executive Office by phone
800-331-1389 or email.