Wednesday, April 17, 2019

APA Members: Register by May 1 to Vote in Caucus Elections

APA members have formed seven Minority and Underrepresented (M/UR) Caucuses, which provide networking opportunities, advance treatment of minority patient populations, advocate for minority mental health issues, provide representation in APA governance, and foster communication among members who share interests. To vote in one of the caucuses holding elections later this year—the Caucus of Black Psychiatrists and the Caucus of International Medical Graduates—members must join one of the caucuses and select it as the caucus in which they want to vote by May 1.

(Note: While APA members may join more than one caucus, they can vote for the leadership of only one caucus. APA members who are already a registered caucus member must still select the caucus in which they wish to vote.)

To join a caucus or update your caucus membership, please log in to your member profile. Details on the nominations and election processes will be provided to caucus members who register by May 1.

There are seven M/UR caucuses: American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Hispanics, LBGTQ members, International Medical Graduates, and Women. Membership is open to all APA members who are interested in topics concerning psychiatrists or patients belonging to these seven groups.

For more information on the caucus leadership positions that will be open for election later this year, check out the Minority and Underrepresented (M/UR) Caucus Elections webpage or email 

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