Thank you for your interest in joining 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 rrequirement and IPS membership goes through the APA office.
To become a member of the IPS, applicants must first become a member of APA. Applicants must also either be a resident of the State of Illinois or have a principle practice within the State of Illinois.
Once an application is approved by the APA, the applicant will automatically become a member of IPS.
Please select the appropriate category that represents where you are in your career to learn more about each membership category, benefits, dues information and how to apply online.
General Members are practicing psychiatrists who have completed an acceptable residency training program in psychiatry, and hold either a valid license to practice medicine or an academic, research, or governmental position that does not require licensure.
Resident-Fellow Members are physicians who have been accepted into a psychiatric residency training program that is approved by the ACGME, RCPS(C), or AOA and remain enrolled therin. Residents enrolled in a one-year primary care training program to be followed by an approved psychiatric residency are eligible for Resident-Fellow Member status.