Become a Distinguished Fellow!
Becoming a Distinguished Fellow is an honor and represents excellence in leadership. NYCCAP/AACAP Distinguished Fellows continuously perform beyond adequacy and at the level of preeminence.

If you would like to be considered for NYCCAP/AACAP Fellowship, you must submit a complete nomination package to AACAP Member Services.

Distinguished Fellowship Eligibility Requirements:

a)      Must be board certified in child psychiatry.

b)      Must be an AACAP general member for at least 5 consecutive years.

c)      Must have made an outstanding and sustained contribution in any 3 of the 5 areas noted below.

Distinguished Fellowship Nomination Package Requirements:

1)      Current copy of Curriculum Vitae.

2)      Copy of Child Psychiatry board certificate.  

3)      Three recommendation letters written by AACAP Fellows.

·        Recommendations must indicate nominee’s qualification in three or more of the following key areas of excellence:

                                                    i.     Scholarly publications

                                                   ii.     Outstanding teaching

                                                  iii.     Five years of significant and continuing contribution to patient care

                                                  iv.     Organizational or social policy leadership at community, state, or national levels

                                                   v.     Significant contributions to the AACAP for at least five years (as recognized by Council) in one or more of the following:

a.      AACAP Component

b.      AACAP Assembly of Regional Organizations

c.      A Regional Organization of the AACAP

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Completed nomination packages should be submitted to AACAP Member Services:

a)    by email –;

b)    by fax – (202) 464.0131, or

c)    by mail – AACAP 3615 Wisconsin Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20016.

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