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Membership Benefits

Voting Representation:

By being a member, you will have a voice in electing our Executive Committee and in establishing in shaping national mental health policy affecting the welfare of your patient populations and advocacy for health care parity.

BPA Newsletter:

The BPA Newsletter will be available online free of charge to all members of the BPA. Members are encouraged to write and submit articles to the Newsletter, which enhances their marketability as well as helps them establish their publishing careers.

Discounts:

The BPA offers discounts for our conferences, continuing medical education opportunities, as well as hotels, office supplies, and much more.

Physician Locator Directory:

Our physician locator directory assists in the identification of active BPA members servicing African-American and other underserved and underrepresented group in your area.  It will be updated regularly, provide a psychiatry referral base as well as opportunities for professional networking.  

Public Relations:

BPA is frequently sought by various local, state, national, and international news media outlets for opinions on varying mental health issues relative to cultural competency and its impact on service delivery and advocacy for our population groups.

BPA Listserv:

As a member, you will be added automatically to our growing Listserv as soon as we process your registration. Enjoy real-time fellowship with your psychiatry peers, students, and other professionals in our industry.

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STATMed Learning is pleased to partner with Black Psychiatrists of America to offer a 15% discount for BPA members. To claim your discount, simply complete the contact form on this page!

Membership Types

  • General Member

    250$
    Psychiatrists (MD’s, DO’s)
    Valid for one year
    • Discounts
    • Voting Representation
    • BPA Newsletter 
    • BPA Listserv
    • Public Relations
    • Physician Locator Service
  • Affiliate Member

    200$
    Affiliate and Non-Psychiatrists
    Valid for one year
    • Discounts
    • BPA Newsletter 
    • BPA Listserv
    • Physician Locator Service
    • Public Relations
  • Resident Member

    100$
    Member In Training
    Valid for one year
    • Discounts
    • Voting Representation
    • BPA Newsletter 
    • BPA Listserv
    • Physician Locator Service
    • Public Relations

Student Membership

College and medical students are encouraged to join, learn about the exciting career opportunities available to you, find a mentor.       Membership is free for students. This discount membership program is offered to current college students who are in their undergraduate or graduate degree programs. We will review all applications within 2 weeks of receiving them, and notify applicants via email if they have been awarded a free account. Please contact info@blackpsychiatrists.org for any questions. A copy of your current student schedule or a valid student ID will be required to complete the application.

Lifetime Membership

This category of membership is based upon the number of years of being an active member as well as the service provided to the Association.

Life Members must be nominated or self-nominate, be approved by the Executive Committee, and pay the $5,000 Life Member fee.

NOTE: The above fee schedule is for national dues only; Individuals may be assessed a separate fee for their chapter dues, which is paid directly to the local chapter to which a member is affiliated. National individual dues must be paid prior to any payment to local chapters, and membership is not considered valid until national dues have been paid in full.

BPA TRUSTEE REGIONS:
Region I (NE/Mid-Atlantic): CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
Region II (S): AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, WV, VA
Region III (E/ Midwest): IL, IN, IO, KS, MI, MN, MO, OH, OK, WI
Region IV (W): AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, ND, NB, NM, NV, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY

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