NEW MPS Early Career Psychiatrist Organized Fellowship

The Early-Career Psychiatrist Organized Fellowship is a one-year fellowship at the Maryland Psychiatric Society (MPS) designed to provide a unique opportunity to a current early career psychiatrist (ECP) member interested in leadership, outreach, and member engagement. During this fellowship, the candidate will coordinate meetings and events tailored to ECPs and Resident Fellow Members (RFM), develop new ideas to promote MPS membership, help cultivate and identify ECP/RFM members interested in leadership, assist with ECP/RFM member retention, and gain insight from mentors and peers to develop new ideas that help promote MPS as the voice of psychiatry within the state of Maryland. Through mentorship and shadowing opportunities, this fellowship places an emphasis on the field of administrative psychiatry. The ECP Organized Fellowship will provide recipients with the foundation for success in future Maryland Psychiatric Society leadership positions and beyond.

The ECP Organized Fellowship is funded by the Maryland Psychiatric Society in the total amount of $20,000.00, broken into $5000.00 per year – one fellowship per year, for 4 years. (2024, 2025, 2026, 2027). Consideration for future funding will be evaluated in 2026.

Program Benefits

  • Work closely with MPS Membership Chair and Executive Committee, including quarterly meetings with MPS President.
  • Attend Council meetings.
  • A portion of stiped funds available for personal education to further develop skills in the domain of administrative psychiatry (Up to $1500.00)


  • Increasement involvement of ECP/RFM members.
  • Enhancing engagement with Medical Student members
  • Use funds to coordinate an annual, in person ECP/RFM social event (Approximately $3000.00 in funding available)
  • Develop strategies to encourage member retention.
  • Work with MPS staff to organize a cross-disciplinary CEU/CME activity. ($500.00)
  • Shadow or mentorship opportunities by senior psychiatrists practicing within the field of administrative psychiatry. (May be in-person, remote, etc.)
  • Attend Legislative Committee meetings. (Remote participation; during General Assembly)
  • Attend Membership Committee meetings. (Remote participation)

Fellowship Term

Application window will begin on June 25th each year and close on August 15th and a candidate will be selected by September 1st to complete a 12-month term.


  • Current MPS/APA Member
  • Early-Career Psychiatrist (Seven years or less post residency or fellowship)

Selection Criteria

The selection committee will be looking for the following:

  • Leadership: Demonstrates leadership in psychiatry—before, during, and post-residency— including any academic and community activities.
  • Involvement: Participates in activities in residency programs, hospitals, universities, and MPS/APA, and within other medical, psychiatric, and community organizations.
  • Future Goals: Desire to broaden general knowledge base, grow in the field of administrative psychiatry, develop leadership skills, etc.

Application Details

  • CV along with a letter of application/interest which includes career vision, past leadership experience, goals for Fellowship program, and how the ECP Fellowship would benefit career goals.
  • Letter of recommendation from current MPS/APA member who is not an ECP.
  • Please send complete application packet to by the specified deadline.