Members-in-Training (MIT) Section


Medical students, psychiatry residents and fellows training in Ontario are considered Members in Training (MIT).
With annual membership, MITs access a wide range of privileges, benefits, and opportunities: 

Clinical and Practice Management Resources
  • Regular electronic newsletters with updates on OPA advocacy and health systems issues in the province
  • OPA position papers, reports, and statements
  • Curated physician and patient resource on the OPA website
  • OPA career board

“Being a member of the OPA has been a rewarding and enriching experience. There is an abundance of leadership, advocacy, educational and networking opportunities that have personally enriched my time in Psychiatry Residency. My membership in the OPA has played a vital role in shaping who I am and who I will become as a psychiatrist.”
Dr. Anees Bahji

Expand Your Leadership Portfolio and Professional Network
  • Join OPA’s working groups on various advocacy projects
  • Apply to sit on the OPA Council as a Member-In-Training (2 positions for residents)
  • Represent your training institution on the Resident Advisory Council (selected by each school) 
  • Meet and network with your peers and OPA  leaders at conferences and events
Special Rates on OPA Products & Services
  • AFFORDABLE membership for the duration of your residency AND reduced rates into your first three years of practice (as an Early Career Psychiatrist)
  • Reduced rates in your first three years of practice (as an Early Career Psychiatrist)
  • Reduced MIT rates for events and conferences
  • Exclusive discounts on programming from educational partners including the following:
    • PsychedUp CME 
    • Sick Kids CCMH Learning Institute
    • Leading Edge Seminars
    • U of Toronto Psych Refresh Annual Review Course 
    • U of Ottawa EK Koranyi Review Course
    • Caversham Booksellers 
    • PESI

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