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The Wisconsin Psychiatric Association (WPA) is a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). In order to be a member of the WPA, concurrent membership in the APA is required. Learn about joining, and take advantage of the tremendous benefits offered to members including advocacy, action alerts, event notices, educational programs, leadership opportunities and much more.


Membership Types

General Member (including Early Career Psychiatrists) - Physicians who have completed an acceptable program of training in psychiatry, and hold either a valid license to practice medicine or hold an academic, research, or governmental position that does not require licensure.

Resident-Fellow Member - Physicians who have been accepted into a psychiatric residency training program that is approved by the ACGME, RCPS(C), or AOA and remain enrolled therein. 

Medical Student Member - Individuals who are enrolled in a U.S. or Canadian school of medicine, including osteopathic medicine, and remain enrolled therein.  (Medical Student Members are dues exempt and are exempt from dual membership requirement).

International Member - Physicians who live outside the United States and Canada and who meet the criteria established for General Members.  Applicants for this category must be licensed physicians who have completed an acceptable program in training in psychiatry.