Newsletter January 2023
Happy New Year medical students, residents, and fellows!
It was so refreshing to see some of you at the AACAP annual meeting in October, and my how time flies with us already weeks into the new year! A huge thank you to all of the speakers and presenters for the enriching lectures and workshops in Toronto, including those by some of our very own MSR members. One of the best parts of the annual meeting is the handful of new connections that are formed, both within and outside of MSR. It already feels like it happened long ago, and we are looking forward to next year in NYC!
We hope everyone had a happy, safe, and joy-filled holiday season and a great start to the new year! It is our wish that folks were able to step away from school/work to spend meaningful time with family and friends, and we thank everyone who worked through the holidays caring for our patients who need it most. We are looking forward to all that 2023 has in store for AACAP MSR!
Happy Match to all those who matched into child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship this month! We are so excited to watch everyone grow into the clinicians and leaders who will care for the young generation of children who need our help. For those applying to general psychiatry residency, as you decide on your rank lists, we wanted to remind you of the 2022 Virtual Psychiatry Residency Application Panel, which can be viewed HERE. We are sending well wishes for the Match in March as well! For anyone curious about the fellowship match process, it's not too far away until application season begins again - you can view last year's MSR CAP Fellowship Q&A session notes HERE. If there is any way we can support you through the MSR team, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Cheers to a new year!
Evelyn Ashiofu, MD, MPH

Alyssa Shaffner, MD


Co-chairs of AACAP’s Committee on Medical Students and Residents

Psychotherapy Enthusiast Listserv is an independent list for professionals interested in the application of psychodynamics to the mental health and psychiatric treatment of children, adolescents and families. Email Dr. Rachel Ritvo  or Dr. Magdalena Romanowicz  with your name, preferred email, location, training, interest, email receipt frequency (real time versus daily digest).
1/26/23 @ 6:30p ET
The AAPI Trauma Healing Theater
The goal of this program is to empower and support Asian American youth to become more resilient against racial inequity and elevate their representation and leadership to combat racism and champion cultural literacy. See flyer below.
This event is FREE. Registration is required, via this link.
2/13/23 @ 8pm ET
MSR Committee monthly meeting
Join us for our open meeting, which we host on the second Monday of each month via Zoom. We encourage everyone to start getting involved in the best Committee of AACAP! Learn more HERE
Check out last month's meeting minutes HERE
AACAP Diversity Component Meetings
Interested in being involved with our diversity components? Sign up for notifications HERE (all meetings @8PM ET)
Spring 2023 Deadlines
AACAP Trainee Awards
See the section below titled "Awards" for various award opportunities for trainees at all levels.
Submission for the AACAP 2023 Annual Meeting is now open! Learn more about the different types of presentations and how to submit your proposal HERE! As always, the AACAP MSR Committee is here to provide support for trainees participating in the Annual Meeting. Email us with any questions or concerns!
Submissions are due February 15, 2023!
Events & Programs
Posters, Presentations, & Paparazzi!
Selfies and Memories with Colleagues
"The best part of AACAP is the friends, who are family..."
Doctors by Training, Tourists by Trade
City & CN Tower
Scenery & Fall Foliage
Interested in getting involved in the MSR committee? Sign up for one of the volunteer opportunities below, it's the perfect way to start meeting people & getting involved!

We look forward to the continued growth of the committee and the pilot period of subcommittees to encourage even more involvement. Subcommittee chairs will be formally announced via email once finalized and at the February meeting. If interested in becoming involved in the MSR committee or helping out on a subcommittee, join our next monthly meeting on 2/13 or email us!



If interested in volunteering to help with one of our MSR annual programming events, please join the team! Email here to express your interest. Review last year's events with descriptions here - link requires AACAP member sign-in.

Amid a national health crisis, your efforts as trainees are critical in caring for children and families. As frontliners, your voices are the loudest and most powerful. In a bid to support and develop trainee advocacy initiatives, the MSR Committee is calling for your thoughts, questions and stories on advocacy:
What are the critical issues in children's mental health that resonate with you the most today? What cause would you like to advocate for?
Tell us about your experiences participating in advocacy events? Have you attended AACAP Leg Con? How about other local events?
Email your thoughts to!
Explore an AACAP Committee Today!
Check out which Commitee may be open for participations HERE.
Join the MSR Committee - Welcome Flyer Here
We welcome trainees at all levels!
Interested in sharing your stories with our community? Email us today with your thoughts - we look forward to hearing from you!

AACAP is committed to supporting trainee involvement, particularly with an affinity to the groups below. If you are interested in joining any of these groups, sign up HERE.


Advocacy Liaison Network

Monthly on the 1st Monday @ 8PM EST


AACAP Alliance on Learning and Innovation

Every two months on the 3rd Tuesday @ 8PM EST

Next meeting on Tuesday March 14th 8pm EST


AACAP Diversity and Culture Committee

Monthly on the 4th Thursday @ 8PM EST

Next meeting on Thursday January 26th 8pm EST


AACAP Diversity and Culture Committee Components include:

Latinx - March 15th 2023 at 8pm EST (every 2 months on third Wed)

Asian - January 23rd 2023 at 8pm EST

Black - February 14th 2023 at 8pm EST (every 2 months on second Tues)


*Underlined links below are clickable!*


Medical Students
Residents, Fellows, and Early Career Psychiatrists


Take a look HERE at the other award opportunities AACAP has to offer! deadlines start in Spring 2023.

Interested in making connections, meeting a mentor, getting your questions answered, and hearing career stories from people in our field? The AACAP MSR Peer Mentorship Program is a buddy system that pairs a senior trainee or early career psychiatrist with a junior based on interests! We are always excited to have people join this lovely family, so sign up today!
Help match up mentors & mentees by signing up HERE!
Become a mentee HERE!
Become a mentor HERE!
Check out this article from Dr. Geralidine Fox: Here
Information about AACAP News are provided here. Contact for questions.
Information about JAACAP and JAACAP Connect are provided here. Contact the  JAACAP Editorial Office at or (202) 966-7300 ext. 153 for questions regarding potential topics, outlines, and articles.
AACAP News Spring Issue: Honor Your Mentor Submissions [Deadline: February 20, 2023]
Each year, the Spring issue of AACAP’s news magazine is mentorship focused and AACAP members are invited to share their appreciation for special mentors in their lives. If you wish to share a public acknowledgement in the upcoming 2022 issue, see the guidelines below:

Honor your mentor in the March/April issue of AACAP News! Whether you’re a medical student, resident, active researcher, or practitioner, or retired—someone made a significant impact on your career. We’re asking all of you to take the time to honor your mentor and tell others why they were important to you, and how they influenced your life. In 100 words or less, tell us who served as your mentor. Email submissions to before February 2023 (likely February 15th if based on the 2022 deadline). The submission should include your name, affiliation (if appropriate), the name of your mentor(s), and a short testimonial or anecdote. Photos are encouraged as well.


JAACAP Call for Cover Artwork [Deadline: ongoing]

JAACAP seeks interesting images and original artwork by children and youth, including but not limited to those who have personally struggled with mental health challenges.

Submissions in which the artist reflects upon their identity, family, and/or community are particularly encouraged. If you work with an art therapy program or have artwork from children or grandchildren hanging on the fridge, encourage the artist and/or guardian to consider submitting to  JAACAP! For papers and artwork, questions and pre-submission inquiries should be directed to or




Check out these wonderful AACAP online resourcess!
Check out this video titled "Engaging The Next Generation of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists" 
CAPTuring Minds: A podcast presented by AACAP's Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Medical Students & Residents Committee

Listen HERE.


Episode 1: Why Child and Adolescent Psychiatry?

Host: Dr. Evelyn Ashiofu | Guests: Dr. Jose Vito and Dr. Cindy Chou

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