ARLINGTON, Va. — American Psychiatric Association CEO and Medical Director Saul M. Levin, M.D., M.P.A., was admitted today as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. During the admission ceremony, Levin and other new Fellows were introduced to the President and Fellows of the Royal College, subscribed to the Promissory Obligation and signed the Fellows’ Roll. Fellows are nominated by the membership of the College and are honored for their professional achievement.
“It is an honor and a privilege to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh,” Levin said. “As one of the preeminent medical societies in the world, I look forward to working with other members and Fellows of the College to advance collaborative care, mental health care and training in psychiatry both in the United Kingdom and around the world.”
“I congratulate Dr. Levin on this well-deserved honor,” said APA President Anita Everett, M.D. “As a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, he will be able to advance APA’s goals and elevate our profile with leading physicians from around the world.”
The College is one of three organizations that sets training standards for physicians in the U.K. The more than 12,000 members and Fellows of the college hail from more than 90 countries. Around 400 physicians are elected Fellows of the College each year.
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,000 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment.