Resnick Scholars are pictured with Selection Committee Chair Melissa Harbit, M.D.: Jason West, D.O., Daniel Hackman, M.D., James Bodina, D.O., Elliot Lee, M.D., and Anne McBride, M.D.

Resnick Scholars are pictured with Selection Committee Chair Melissa Harbit, M.D.: Jason West, D.O., Daniel Hackman, M.D., James Bodina, D.O., Elliot Lee, M.D., and Anne McBride, M.D.

The MWAAPL Resnick Scholar Award was named for the organization’s co-founder and first president, Dr. Phillip Resnick.  This is a merit based award annually bestowed upon a resident who has demonstrated a strong record of achievement and interest in forensic psychiatry by virtue of elective rotations, scholarly projects and teaching.  Although the resident does not need to have a connection to the Midwest to qualify for this award, we strongly encourage Midwest applicants.  The application must include:

  • A cover letter indicating which award(s) the resident is applying for, the training program he/she is currently in, who his/her training director is and what his/her training year is. If the resident has a Midwest connection and wants to be considered for a Margolis Travel Scholarship in the event that he/she is not selected as the Resnick Scholar, the resident should indicate that in the cover letter.
  • A letter from his/her Training Director and/or Forensic Psychiatry Mentor nominating the resident
  • A statement by the resident (no longer than 500 words) detailing their interest in/experience in forensic psychiatry, scholarly work, teaching and long-term career goals. If the resident has a Midwest connection (training in the Midwest, plan to do fellowship or work in the Midwest post-graduation) it should also be included in the personal statement.
  • The resident’s curriculum vitae