Second Quarter 2024 Newsletter

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The Spring 2024 Meeting in LA!
Dear Members of the Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA), I am thrilled to share with you the remarkable success of our recent Spring Conference held at the UCLA Psychiatry Department in Los Angeles. Supported by the Charles Drew psychiatric department under the leadership of our esteemed Dr. Denese Shervington, and UC Irvine led by Dr. Ruth Benca, this conference… Read More

President’s Address
Though still basking in the glow of our Spring Conference, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and build on the momentum we’ve gained from the intellect and enthusiasm of our conference hosts and participants. The BPA is growing (nearly 300 members), and harnessing the energy and good ideas without stumbling and losing the momentum we have gained is a challenge which your Executive Committee… Read More

Membership Dues Increase Notification
Over the past decade, the BPA has maintained its membership dues at a consistent rate, striving to provide accessible and valuable programming to our esteemed members. However, as you are all aware, the costs of operation and program development have increased, particularly in the wake of the pandemic and the subsequent rise in expenses across various sectors… Read More

Sign Up to Mentor or Be Mentored
We’ve heard the call and need for mentors. And we’re stepping up to organize. As we strive to foster a supportive community and promote professional growth within the field of psychiatry, we are reaching out to invite participation in our mentoring program facilitated by the Black Psychiatrists of America. Whether you are an experienced psychiatrist willing to share your expertise… Read More

Introducing BPA’s Newest Board Member
Hello! My name is Jennifer Oruebor, and it is my honor to serve as your Member-in-Training Trustee for the next two years. I am originally from Houston, TX. I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 with a B.S. in Psychology. After college, I worked and completed a master’s in medical science at Boston University before matriculating at Texas A&M School of Medicine in… Read More

BPA’s Career Center
Feeling stuck in your current job? Burned out and in need of a change? Feeling stagnant in your current role. Well, go where you are celebrated and not just tolerated! The Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA) is here to support you. Our newly launched job listing board and career hub, powered by WebScribble, offer a tailored platform for psychiatrists seeking fresh career opportunities… Read More

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