Thank you for your interest in membership with the Illinois Psychiatric Society (IPS.) The IPS is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA.) The APA and IPS have a dual membership requirement and IPS membership goes through the APA office.
General Members (GM) are practicing psychiatrists who have completed an acceptable residency training program in psychiatry, and hold either a vaild license to practice medicine or an academic, research, or governmental position that does not require licensure.
Resident-Fellow Members (RFM) are physicans who have been accepted into a psychiatric residency trainng program that is approved by the ACGME, RCPS(C), or AOA and remain enrolled therin.
Distinguished Fellowship Members (DF) are general members who have been awarded with the national honor by APA. They have made and continue to make signigficant contributions to the profession and community. DF members must be members for at least 8 consecutive years.
Fellow Members (FE) are general members who have been awarded nationally by APA. Members who need to meet the less stringent criteria than Distinguished Fellowship, must be a member for at least 5 consecutive years.
Life Members (LM) are determined by a combination of age, years of membership and contributions to the psychiatric profession.
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