QUALIFICATIONS FOR BECOMING A MEMBER
The KPS is an organization composed of medical specialists who are qualified, or in the process of becoming qualified, as psychiatrists. The basic eligibility requirement is completion of acceptable training and holding a valid license to practice medicine or holding an academic, research, or governmental position that does not require licensure.
The KPS has a dual membership requirement, whereby, KPS members must also have a membership in the American Psychiatric Association. To view the APA membership categories and dues, please call 1-888-35-PSYCH or click here.
WHY BECOME A MEMBER OF KPS?
The Kansas Psychiatric Society is comprised of more than 200 psychiatrists from all areas of the state. Membership in KPS offers a variety of benefits for you, your patients and your practice.
- Advocacy on proposed legislation and regulations on confidentiality, mental health insurance parity (will have link to info on parity), and other timely issues.
- Continuing medical education through annual KPS sponsored programs.
- Opportunity to collaborate with colleagues to address psychiatric issues.
- Quarterly issues of the award-winning newsletter The Kansas Psychiatrist.
- Access to KPS staff to express opinions and seek assistance.
- Benefits of membership in APA.
HOW TO APPLY
Call the KPS office at 785-233-7154 or send us an e-mail at email@example.com and we will send you an application to join.
UPGRADE FROM MEMBER IN TRAINING TO GENERAL MEMBER STATUS
Once you have completed an acceptable program of training in psychiatry, you are eligible to upgrade your membership status to that of a General Member. Along with completing the upgrade application, you must provide the following:
- Two copies of your residency completion certificate
- Two copies of your current medical license
- Two copies of your ECFMG certificate (if you are a foreign medical graduate)
- Names and addresses of two APA General Members or Fellows to be used for references
TRANSFERRING MEMBERSHIP TO AND FROM KPS
Each state or jurisdictional area is known as a district branch of the APA. When a member of a district branch (such as Kansas) moves his or her practice or residence from one district branch to another, it is necessary that the member transfer membership to the new district branch. Retired members are not required to transfer district branch membership if they move.
Call the KPS office at 785-233-7154 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an application to transfer.