Mid-Gulf Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

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Medical student and general psychiatry  resident AACAP scholarship

This year the MG council is pleased to be offering 6 scholarships to support medical students and general psychiatry residents in the states of Mississippi and Louisiana interested in attending the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's annual conference October 18-30th (virtual). Three medical students and three general psychiatry residents will receive the scholarship which includes covering the cost of the conference registration, , and an award presentation at the Mid-gulf council's spring networking social, and some sweet merch.  

The deadline for the scholarship is August 20th, 2021. 

Interested applicants should send the following to mgchildcouncil@gmail.com

1. Your CV

2. A letter of recommendation from your department head or school of medicine

3. A brief essay outlining your interest in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 


The Mid-Gulf Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry stands by the AACAP's position condemning racism and calling for and end to police violence

AACAP - Washington, DC, June 02, 2020 – The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) stands with the families of Mr. George Floyd, Ms. Breonna Taylor, and Mr. Ahmaud Arbery, and grieves the loss of all victims killed at the hands of police and racism.

As an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of children and families everywhere, we are committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and health equity at every turn. We recognize the impact that systemic racism has on everyone—especially youth and people of color—and the trauma and pain caused by racism and violence.
AACAP stands with the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, and the American Association of Directors of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in their call to end police brutality and racism. We urge all professional medical organizations to unite together in this effort.
We also look forward to exploring how to most effectively impact system change to eliminate racism and unequal treatment from our nation, communities, and justice system. The time for change is now, and we will continue to work with our membership, patients, policies, and programs, to ensure that our collective strength is part of the solution.
We condemn racism. We condemn racist acts. We condemn inequality in all parts of our community.
We are committed to creating a just and peaceful world for our children, families, and communities.




The child and adolescent psychiatry council provides delegates to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as representatives for the Louisiana governors childrens cabinet and other state organizations supporting pediatric mental health. We are actively engaged in supporting programs throughout MS and LA in collaboration with community partners.

The MG Council works to bridge our community partners, acting as a support network for the shared goal of improving the mental health needs of Louisiana and Mississippi. Through the use of pooled resources, ideas, and engagement, our states can be strategically positioned to efficiently deliver mental health services.

Mississippi and Louisiana have long and rich histories, and the challenges to providing mental health services are unique to our region. The Mid-Gulf council serves to increase recruitment to the region through regional and national outreach, as well as retain physicians who train in our state. We do this through networking events, educational outreach opportunities, and partnerships with our state educational institutions.



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Louisiana Psychiatric Medical Association Spring meeting

Spring 2021


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