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

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

Distinguished Fellowship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be board certified in child psychiatry.
  • Must be an AACAP member for at least 5 consecutive years.
  • Must have made an outstanding and sustained contribution in any 3 of the 5 areas noted below.
    • by email –,
    • by fax – (202) 464-0131, or
    • by mail – AACAP, 3615 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016.

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 Distinguished 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 child and adolescent psychiatry

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Completed nomination packages should be submitted to AACAP Member Services:

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