Welcome to aacdp.org

Welcome to the web site of the American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry. Our organization represents the leaders of departments of psychiatry in all of the medical schools in the United States and Canada. As such, we are committed to promoting excellence in psychiatric education, research, and clinical care. We are also committed to advocating for health policy to create appropriate and affordable psychiatric care for all.


President's Message

First, a thank you from all of us to Mark Rapaport who so capably managed this organization over the last year and set us on a new direction that you will hear more about shortly. 


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Why join AACDP?

  • No one understands the opportunities and challenges of conducting research, providing leading edge clinical care, and educating the next generation like we do.
  • We provide orientation sessions for new chairs, a networking session for female chairs and a workshop for associate members (associate & vice chairs).
  • AACDP meetings are a great opportunity to network with colleagues who understand and share the challenges you face.
  • Leadership training and peer mentoring for you and for your rising leaders in your department who can now join (with your support) as Associate Members.
  • AACDP supports advocacy efforts: for example, AACDP helped get APPI to reduce fees for use of SCID-5 for academic institutions/training-research activities
  • AACDP hosts and facilitates active discussions about future of psychiatry, integrated care, healthcare reform


From our Past Meetings

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VA Portland Health Care System is seeking a Physician-Scientist Staff Psychiatrist - Click here for more.

Upcoming events

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AACDP Executive Office | PO Box 570218 | Dallas, TX 753357-0218
Phone: 972-613-0985 | Email: psychiatrychairs@gmail.com









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