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Directory of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships, 2013
for fellowships beginning July 1, 2014

Last revised Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Published by the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships, a Council of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Program directors can now update program data through the Members Login section. After login, see choices under Directors Functions. For changes in program directorship, email information.

In May, 2005, the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships approved general guidelines regarding the forensic psychiatry fellowship application process.


Fellowship Programs in the U.S. and Canada


 

US Fellowship Programs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York ++
Case Western Reserve University, Ohio ++
Columbia / Cornell, New York ++
Columbia Research Fellowship
Emory University, Georgia ++
Georgetown University, Washington DC ++
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts ++
Louisiana State University - Shreveport, LA ++
Medical College of Georgia  Position open for 2014
Medical College of Wisconsin ++  Position open for 2014
Medical University of South Carolina ++  Position open for 2014
New York University Medical Center ++
Northwestern University, Illinois ++  Position open for 2014
Ohio State University ++  Position open for 2014
Oregon Health and Science University ++
Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical ++  Position open for 2014
St. Elizabeths Hospital/Department of Behavioral Health, Washington, DC ++  Position open for 2014
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York ++  Position open for 2014
The National Capital Consortium Military Forensic Psychiatry Program, DC ++
Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana ++  Position open for 2014
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ++  Position open for 2014
University of California, Davis ++
University of California, San Diego ++
University of California, San Francisco ++
University of Cincinnati ++
University of Colorado ++  Position open for 2014
University of Florida ++  Position open for 2014
University of Maryland School of Medicine ++  Position open for 2014
University of Massachusetts ++
University of Miami, Florida ++
University of Michigan, Center for Forensic Psychiatry ++
University of Missouri-Columbia ++
University of North Carolina ++
University of Pennsylvania ++
University of Rochester, New York ++  Position open for 2014
University of South Carolina ++
University of South Florida, Tampa ++
University of Virginia ++
University Texas Southwestern Medical School ++
USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law & Behavioral Medicine, Los Angeles ++
West Virginia University ++  Position open for 2014
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pennsylvania ++
Yale University, Connecticut ++

 

Canadian Fellowship Programs

Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission, BC
McMaster University, Ontario
Queen's University, Ontario
University of Alberta
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto

* Indicates person is certified by the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry
+ Indicates person is certified by the ABPN with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry
++ Programs accredited by the ACGME (see Notice About Accreditation)

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Notice About Accreditation

Forensic psychiatry training programs in the United States may be accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Accredited programs have demonstrated that they met the standards for forensic psychiatry training programs established by the ACGME.

The ACGME first certified training programs in forensic psychiatry in 1997. Persons who graduate from forensic psychiatry training programs certified by the ACGME may apply for the Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) at any time.

Persons who are not graduates of an accredited forensic psychiatry training programs may no longer apply for the inital Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry examination of the ABPN. However, those who already possess Added Qualifications may take the recertification examinations.

 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Director(s) Merrill Rotter, MD+
Address Bronx Psychiatric Center
1500 Waters Place
Bronx, NY
Telephone (718) 862-4745
Fax (718) 862-4856
Email merrill.rotter@omh.ny.gov
URL http://www.einstein.yu.edu/psychiatry/residency/forensic.htm
Level PGY-5+
Positions 3
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $83,000


Program description

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is a one year training program in Law and Psychiatry offered by the AECOM Division of Law and Psychiatry. The program combines a comprehensive didactic curriculum with an extensive and varied array of forensic experiences.

The didactic work includes a year-long lecture series which covers all aspects of forensic psychiatry. In addition, fellows will participate in seminars on legal philosophy, landmark cases, psychiatric and forensic ethics, and case reviews. A weekly civil forensic preceptorship is also provided by senior faculty.

The experiential component of the fellowship includes supervised site placements at Bronx Psychiatric Center, Bronx Criminal Court Clinic and Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Westchester Jewish Community Services, the Bronx TASC Mental Health Court Diversion and the New York City Department of Mental Health Correctional Health Services (Riker's Island) where the fellow gains experience in the following areas: 1) court-ordered forensic evaluations of adult and child cases; 2) examination and treatment of criminal offenders in prison and jail settings (including insanity acquitees and sex offenders); 3) dangerousness assessments; 4) civil assessments for involuntary hospitalization, treatment over objection, outpatient commitment and guardianship; 5) child custody; 6) mental health court-based diversion, and 7) correctional health administration. All of the above provide ample opportunity for consultation with attorneys and courts, as well as courtroom testimony.

Affiliation with the Pace University School of Law provides additional access to criminal, civil and family court consultations, as well as other teaching and research collaborations.

Fellows are active participants in the division's medical student and resident teaching program. Research activity expected, either through participation in ongoing division work or through the development of an independent project, with anticipated goal of a year-end presentation.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located in a quiet, residential section of Bronx, just minutes from both Manhattan and Westchester County. Fellows can, therefore, choose between an exciting big city or a more gentle suburban setting for living and recreating. All fellowship sites are easily accessible by public transportation, though a car is helpful.

Full program brochure, application instructions and application material are available under "Program Requirements," on the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship website at the url address noted above.

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Case Western Reserve University

University Hospitals Case Medical Center

Director(s) Phillip J. Resnick, MD*+
Associate Director: Stephen Noffsinger, MD*+
Address W.O. Walker Bldg. #7133
10524 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH
Telephone (216) 844-3415
Fax (216) 844-1703
Email phillip.resnick@case.edu
URL http://www.cwru.edu/med/psychiatry/residency/fellow-forensic.htm
Level PGY-5
Positions 3
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $65,000


Program description

The fellowship is designed to train psychiatrists in law and psychiatry who will devote their careers to practice, teaching, and research in forensic psychiatry. Although the program presents a firm theoretical background, its major strength lies in teaching the pragmatic skills of performing evaluations, detecting malingering, and critical thinking about complex reasoning in writing forensic reports. Fellows also receive instruction in teaching methods. Videotapes of mock testimony of fellows are used in teaching courtroom skills.

Since the service requirement is less than four days per week, fellows have the opportunity to participate in research and a wide array of civil cases, such as PTSD, disability, guardianship, workers compensation, and psychiatric malpractice. Our library contains 100 educational forensic videotapes. Extensive supervision by Dr. Resnick is a major strength of the program.

The faculty includes six fellowship-trained forensic psychiatrists with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry. Fellows take courses at CWRU Law School and participate in a seminar on Landmark Mental Health Law Cases. Clinical experience in a criminal court psychiatric clinic, juvenile court psychiatric clinic, county jail and inpatient forensic unit are tailored to the interests of each fellow.

Fringe benefits include fully paid trips to the annual meeting of AAPL, the AAPL Forensic Psychiatry Review Course, and Midwest AAPL; and a $500 book allowance.

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Columbia/Cornell Residency in Psychiatry and the Law

Director(s) Steven K. Hoge, M.D.+
Division Director: Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D.
Address New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
Unit # 115
New York, New York
Telephone (212) 543-6216
Fax
Email skh2119@columbia.edu
URL
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $72,307 - $82,940


Program description

The Columbia-Cornell Residency in Psychiatry and the Law is a joint academic program which draws on the strengths of both universities. The program is based on an apprenticeship/tutorial model. Our residents get training in criminal forensic psychiatry by doing forensic evaluations and providing treatment (medications and psychotherapy) to patients in a state forensic psychiatry center and a maximum security women's prison. All activities are closely supervised by experienced forensic faculty. The residents get clinical experience in civil forensic psychiatry through individual supervision on current litigation. They take classes with law students at Columbia Law School. They work with psychiatrists on private forensic cases involving both children and adults. Residents are taught courtroom skills and have opportunities to testify. Residents are strongly encouraged to do forensic research. Clinical training is coupled with a strong didactic program. We draw on forensic psychiatrists, lawyers, psychoanalysts, and psychiatric researchers at Columbia and Cornell to provide a weekly seminar series on major topics in psychiatry and the law, with an emphasis on ethical issues and mental health policy.

Residents partcipate in activites sponsored by our Division of Psychiatry, Law and Ethics directed by Dr. Paul Appelbaum. They participate in the combined didactic program with trainees in the other three New York City programs. Stipend is dependent on level of past training.

Residents must have a New York medical license.

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Columbia/New York State Psychiatric Institute Research Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry

Director(s) Paul S. Applebaum, MD+
Division Director: Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D.+
Address New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
Unit # 122
New York, New York
Telephone (212) 543-4184
Fax (212) 543-6752
Email psa21@columbia.edu
URL
Level PGY 5 and above
Positions 1
Accredited by ACGME No
Annual Stipend $87,652-$94,256


Program description

The Columbia/New York State Psychiatric Institute Research Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry was established by the New York State Office of Mental Health to encourage the development of forensic psychiatrists with research skills. The fellowship program is individualized to the skills and interests of each fellow. In general, fellows will be expected to undertake coursework in statistics, research design, grantsmanship, and mental health law, including courses at Columbia Law School. They will have access to the didactic program of the Division of Law, Ethics and Psychiatry, and the Public Sector Psychiatry Fellowship. A primary activity of the fellowship year will involved the design and conduct of a research project under the supervision of Dr. Appelbaum, and depending on the focus, other faculty at Columbia/NYSPI and personnel at the NYS Office of Mental Health.
Appropriate applicants may have completed a forensic fellowship or be intending to pursue one after the fellowship; candidates further along in their careers will also be considered.

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Emory University

Director(s) Peter Ash, MD*+
Address Psychiatry -- Room 325
Faculty Office Building
49 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr., S.E.
Atlanta, GA
Telephone (404) 727-3287
Fax (404) 727-3155
Email peter.ash@emory.edu
URL http://www.psychiatry.emory.edu/education/fellowships/forensic_psychiatry/index.html
Level PGY-5
Positions 3
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $63,000
Offers forensic elective for medical students. Contact program director for details.
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

The fellowship program includes a wide variety of clinical experiences. The program is based at a large, public hospital where fellows perform civil forensic work and consult on forensic issues in the general hospital and the psychiatric inpatient unit. At local institutions, fellows conduct inpatient and outpatient evaluations of criminal defendants, treatment of jail inmates, and treatment of outpatient sex offenders. In addition, the program runs an innovative in-jail competency restoration unit in the local jail. Fellows conduct disability evaluations at the local VA and fitness for duty evaluations at the Emory outpatient services. Civil work also includes participation in personal injury and malpractice cases with faculty. For fellows who have completed child psychiatry training, participation in a wide range of forensic child activities is available.

There are ongoing didactic seminars at the various sites, and fellows audit courses at the Emory Law School. The program has a strong academic orientation, and fellows participate in research projects and in the teaching of other professionals. In addition to the training of fellows, the program's mission includes the development of public policy, research, and continuing forensic education of mental health professionals in the state. The program has important affiliations with several departments of state government, and experiences in the development of public policy in forensic psychiatry are available.

Fringe benefits include travel support to the annual AAPL meeting and forensic review course.

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Georgetown University

Director(s) Alan Newman, MD+
Associate Director Carolina Klein, MD+
Address 2115 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Room 200
Washington, DC
Telephone 202-944-5372
Fax 202-944-5402
Email alannewman@georgetownforensic.net
URL http://www.georgetownforensic.net
Level PGY-5+
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $54,300
Offers forensic elective for medical students. Contact program director for details.
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

The Medstar Georgetown University Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is a one year full time PGY 5 training program. The fellowship trains psychiatrists who have completed their general psychiatry residency and who wish to prepare for the specialty of forensic psychiatry. The goal of the program is to train competent, socially responsible, ethical practitioners of general and forensic psychiatry.

The program presents comprehensive didactic curricula covering the principles and foundations of forensic psychiatry in both law and science of human behavior. The program also emphasizes teaching of expertise in the performance of forensic evaluations. Skills include both the treatment of populations of mentally ill involved in the criminal justice system, people with addictive disorders in the legal system, and children with behavioral problems that interact with the legal system. Additionally, those skills associated with the legal system relating to the performing of evaluations, detection of malingering, writing of forensic reports, the presentation of those reports and effectively testifying in court are covered in the curricula. All of the clinical rotations have been chosen to provide a full learning experience in more specific skills, as well as in the core competencies for forensic psychiatry.

Fringe benefits include a fully paid trip to the annual meeting of AAPL and the board review course.

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Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts General Hospital, Bridgewater State Hospital, Cambridge Court Clinic, Suffolk County House of Correction, Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center

Director(s) Ronald Schouten, MD, JD+
Address Harvard Medical School
Director, Law & Psychiatry Service
Massachusetts General Hospital
15 Parkman Street, WAC 812
Boston, MA
Telephone (617) 726-5195
Fax (617) 724-2808
Email rschouten@partners.org
URL http://www.massgeneral.org/allpsych/ law
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $58,000


Program description

The fellowship is sponsored by the Law & Psychiatry Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) under the auspices of the MGH/McLean Hospital Residency Program. The fellowship is designed to take advantage of a wide range of resources within the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry and the Boston Metropolitan Area. Fellows will rotate at Bridgewater State Hospital, the Cambridge Court Clinic, and the Suffolk County House of Corrections. The fellow will have ample opportunity to perform outpatient forensic evaluations through the Law & Psychiatry Service at Massachusetts General Hospital and will have exposure to a wide range of civil and criminal matters, including issues related to forensic psychiatry in the workplace. Fellows will also consult to the inpatient and ambulatory psychiatry services at Massachusetts General Hospital. The fellowship provides an extensive didactic program with adult and child forensic mental health lectures at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Fellows take the Law and Psychiatry Course taught by Dr. Alan Stone at Harvard Law School. The fellowship pays $58,000 over the course of the year and begins in July. Malpractice insurance, health insurance, AAPL membership, and travel and lodging for the AAPL annual meeting are provided. The faculty includes a number of clinicians with both clinical and law degrees. Program faculty have extensive expertise in child and adolescent as well as adult forensic work. Eligibility for medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as well as completion of an approved residency program in general psychiatry through the PGY IV year are required.

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Louisiana State University - Shreveport

Director(s) Marc A. Colon, MD+
Address 1501 Kings Highway
Room 3-427
Shreveport, LA
Telephone (318) 675-6040
Fax (318) 675-6054
Email mcolon@lsuhsc.edu
URL http://www.lsuhsc.edu
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $50,000


Program description

The program offers a wide range of didactic and clinical forensic experience for up to two forensic residents over a 12-month period. Forensic residents will experience the following at the assigned locations: Assessment of competency to stand trial, not guilty by reason of insanity, pre-sentencing and post-sentencing, and other essential forensic psychiatric evaluations and courtroom testimony through the First Judicial District Court in Shreveport and surrounding district courts; training in Juvenile Forensic Psychiatry both on the campus of the Swanson Center for Youth in Monroe and via telepsychiatry from LSUHSC-S; assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder, intentional/negligent infliction of emotional distress, fitness for duty, disability, interdiction and other areas of private litigation at the LSUHSC Hospital and Clinics in Shreveport; correctional experience through the Caddo Correctional Center in Shreveport; training in developmental disability and state and federal standard of care requirements at the Pinecrest Supports and Services Center in Pineville.

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Medical College of Georgia

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Director(s) Elizabeth Hogan, M.D.+
Address Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
Medical College of Georgia
997 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta, GA
Telephone 706-721-6715
Fax 706-721-1793
Email ELHOGAN@GRU.edu
URL http://www.mcg.edu/som/psychiatry
Level PGY-5 or higher
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME No
Annual Stipend $54,540-56,555
Offers forensic elective for medical students. Contact program director for details.
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

The fellowship program at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) has a strong academic orientation, an emphasis on public policy, and provides exposure to a large breadth of clinical experiences which are able to be tailored to the interests of each fellow. Developing the skills of critical analysis and writing for the courts is emphasized.

Twice weekly didactics includes weekly colloboration with forensic psychology fellows and occasionally with other nearby forensic psychiatry fellowships. An academic project is chosen early in the year and presentation at AAPL is strongly encouraged. Given that the clinical responsibilities are less than 4 days per week, the fellows have ample opportunity to participate in a number of scholarly activities, including research. Additionally, those interested in advocacy and public policy will be afforded opportunities to participate on national, state and local levels including projects with the Georgia Division of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

The program has multiple clinical sites including two forensic psychiatric hospitals in Georgia, Augusta State Medical Prison, MCG Consult-Liaison and Forensic Private Practices. This allows a breadth of clinical experience ranging from maximum security forensic patients to minimal security patients in a step down program involved in work study programs. A wide range of civil and criminal forensic evaluations are performed. The fellow is afforded the opportunity of a one month elective in the latter half of the year, to further develop their skills in an area of particular interest.

Faculty members include psychiatrists with subspecialty certification in forensic psychiatry, forensic psychologists, lawyers (from the medical school and hospital), judges, law enforcement officers, and other professionals with special interests and expertise in branches of forensic mental health.

Fringe benefits include fully paid trips to the annual AAPL meeting and the forensic review course.

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Medical College of Wisconsin

Director(s) Joseph B. Layde, MD, JD+
Address Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI
Telephone (414) 955-7240
Fax (414) 955-6299
Email jlayde@mcw.edu
URL http://www.mcw.edu/display/roster.asp?docid=3318
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $61,250


Program description

The Medical College of Wisconsin offers a one year full-time fellowship in forensic psychiatry co-sponsored by the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division and the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, Wisconsin, an easy 70 mile ride from the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Each fellow works predominantly in the Milwaukee site for six months, based in a court clinic and a VA hospital, and for six months at the Mendota Mental Health Institute, a largely forensic state facility, in Madison. The six month part of the program centered in Milwaukee includes experience in outpatient competency to stand trial evaluations, evaluations of individuals who have pled not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, and psychiatric and psychological evaluations ordered by a judge.

The six months of training centered at the Mendota site in Madison are spent predominantly on an inpatient basis performing evaluations of competency to stand trial, treating individuals to help them regain competency to stand trial, treating insanity acquitees, gaining experience in administrative forensic psychiatry, as well as participating in the evaluations of individuals being considered for treatment under Wisconsin's Sexually Violent Persons Act. All year, fellows participate in correctional psychiatry experience at a state prison. Experiences in child and adolescent forensic psychiatry are available. Throughout the year, fellows participate in civil forensic cases with the faculty in Milwaukee and Madison. Research opportunities at each of the clinical sites are available. The didactic curriculum, which the two fellows study together weekly, covers the full gamut of relevant legal and psychiatric issues. The faculty includes five forensic psychiatrists with ABPN subspecialty certification in Forensic Psychiatry, two forensic psychologists, one of them board certified, and other clinician educators. A clinician-attorney is available at each of the two training sites.

Fellows are given leave time and funding to attend the annual AAPL meeting as well as the Forensic Psychiatry Review Course. Additional continuing medical education time is available, along with three weeks of vacation.

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Medical University of South Carolina

Director(s) Christopher S. Fields, MD
Program Coordinator: Alison Knight
Address Institute of Psychiatry
29-C Leinback Drive
Charleston, SC
Telephone (843)-792-1461
Fax (843)-792-2254
Email forensicpsychiatry@musc.edu
URL
Level PGY 5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $51,132.00


Program description

The Forensic Psychiatry Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina is a 12 month accredited program that provides a diverse training experience in areas where psychiatry is applied to legal issues. Our program is committed to educating clinicians in the theoretical and practical aspects of forensic psychiatry. While doing so, the Division of Forensic Psychiatry at MUSC provides an invaluable service to the state of South Carolina and the Lowcountry in particular. Our main location is the Medical University of South Carolina, Institute of Psychiatry. At MUSC we provide Consultation Liaison service to the Institute of Psychiatry and the General Medical Hospital for issues such as violence and suicide risk assessment and capacity to consent to or refuse medical treatment. We provide evaluation services to Charleston and Berkeley County Probate Courts for civil commitment hearings. Disability evaluations and conservator and guardianship cases are utilized to round out the civil law core experience. Additionally, Fellows may shadow Attending Physicians in civil cases including Medical Malpractice/Standard of Care evaluations.

A large portion of the criminal law core experience is provided through a contract with the South Carolina Department of Mental Health to provide competency to stand trial and criminal responsibility evaluations for 8 counties in the coastal region. Additionally, Fellows routinely perform private evaluations for the Charleston County Public Defenders' office in coordination with the Office of Indigent Defense. Fellows also perform court-ordered evaluations for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice. Fellows have the opportunity to participate in private evaluations performed by Attending Physicians including Criminal Responsibility/Competency to Stand Trial (both adult and juvenile), Sexually Violent Predator commitments and Independent Medical Examinations. Finally, to round out the criminal core experience, fellows participate in treatment of offenders who are assigned to the Charleston County Mental Health court program.

A fellow's training can be tailored to fit his or her personal interests. Didactics include a weekly landmark case series and courses in the basics of law and psychiatry. Videotapes and mock trials are utilized to prepare Fellows to present testimony in court. Fellows are allowed to audit available classes at the Charleston School of Law. As part of the academic component of the program, fellows complete an academic project (paper, local, regional or national presentation, etc.) and participate in the Medical University's forensic psychiatry interest group once a month. They are also responsible for some teaching of general residents. Fringe benefits include fully funded trips to the Annual Meeting of AAPL and the Forensic Psychiatry Review Course. Best of all, Fellows also get the benefit of enjoying the relaxing coastal environment of Charleston, South Carolina!

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New York University Medical Center

Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry

Director(s) Elizabeth B. Ford, M.D.*+
Program Coordinator: Irene Deineko
Address Bellevue Hospital Center
462 First Avenue
NBV 19W21
New York, NY

Telephone (212) 562-3626
Fax (212) 562-3067
Email Elizabeth.Ford@nyumc.org
URL http://psych.med.nyu.edu/education/fellowship-training/forensic-psychiatry
Level PGY-5
Positions 4
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $69,000-$87,000
Offers forensic elective for medical students. Contact program director for details.
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

A one year, full-time fellowship training program in Forensic Psychiatry with major clinical rotations at the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic for the New York Criminal and Supreme Courts, the Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward (an acute care jail unit within a general hospital), the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program for Manhattan and the Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, a forensic state hospital. Additional rotations include private practice evaluations on a wide range of topics.

In addition to the clinical rotations, approximately 1.5 days/week are devoted to didactics. The didactic core curriculum, shared by the Columbia, Einstein and UMDNJ fellowships, includes courses and seminars in Landmark Cases in Mental Health Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Mental Health Law, Legal Process, Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry, Correctional Psychiatry and Ethics. Additional training throughout the year is provided in leadership skills, including administrative psychiatry and teaching.

Each fellow participates in a 9-month research seminar and journal club with the expectation of completion of and submission to a peer-reviewed journal or national conference of an original scholarly project. The fellow will receive direct research supervision and mentorship from faculty.

The fellowship also offer two mock trial experiences, including one with Cardozo School of Law, and participation in the NYU Law School Mental Health Law class.

Please refer to the NYU website listed above for information about the application process and deadlines.

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Northwestern University

Director(s) Stephen H. Dinwiddie, M.D.+
Address 446 E. Ontario, Suite 10-1000
Chicago, IL
Telephone 312-695-5800
Fax 312-695-6276
Email sdinwidd@nmff.org
URL
Level PGY5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $61,131.00


Program description

Northwestern’s fellowship in forensic psychiatry is offered within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. This is a one-year, ACGME-accredited training program at the PGY-5 level designed to train psychiatrists with a strong career interest in the practice and teaching of forensic psychiatry. The fellowship is a unique collaboration between public-sector (Jesse Brown VA Hospital and Cook County government) and private (Northwestern University) institutions.
The didactic component of the program consists of a year-long lecture series devoted to in-depth examination of landmark cases, medicolegal practice, psychological assessment relevant to forensic work, and relevant scientific and statistical concepts.
The experiental portion of the fellowship involves participation in specialty and diversion court programs, evaluation of individuals for determination of disability, and participation in ethics consultations at the Jesse Brown VA Hospital. In addition, fellows rotate through the Cook County Juvenile Justice Center, evaluate psychiatric inpatients for purposes of civil commitment and involuntary treatment, and evaluate individuals presenting in the forensic context for issues ranging from criminal responsibility and competency to stand trial to civil cases involving personal injury, fitness for duty, and other medicolegal questions.
Fellows are also strongly encouraged to participate in the preparation and presentation of scholarly or scientific research during the course of the year.

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Ohio State University

Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry

Director(s) Delaney M. Smith, MD+
Alt. contact Julie Niedermier, MD
Address 1670 Upham Drive
Columbus, OH
Telephone (614) 293-4540
Fax
Email delaney.smith@yahoo.com
URL http://psychiatry.osu.edu/education/fellowship-programs/index.cfm
Level PGY 5+
Positions 1-2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $55,000


Program description

The Ohio State University offers an ACGME approved fellowship in forensic psychiatry. In conjunction with Ohio’s only maximum security forensic hospital at Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare and the world renowned Nationwide Children’s Hospital, this fellowship offers specialized training in the intersection of psychiatry and the law. Fellows will have the unique opportunity to be involved in many different aspects of forensic patients’ assessment and evaluation. Fellows will aid in evaluation of defendants’ competency and sanity at the time of the act both in jail and hospital settings. Treatment opportunities will be available in the maximum security forensic unit as well as on an outpatient basis for mentally ill offenders who have worked their way through the hospital system. Juvenile evaluations will consist of both bind-over to adult court and recommendations to the court for treatment. Civil cases will include a mix of fitness for duty, disability, malpractice, and consults to other physicians on challenging patients. Additionally, there are opportunities for interested fellows to become involved in advocacy and policy matters at the state level through the Ohio Department of Mental Health also located in Columbus.

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Oregon Health and Science University

Director(s) Landy F. Sparr, MD, MA+
Address Department of Psychiatry (OP02)
Oregon Health and Science University
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR
Telephone 503-494-4044
Fax 503-494-6170
Email sparrl@ohsu.edu
URL
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $61,500 (PGY-5), $64,200 (PGY-6)


Program description

The fellowship is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Oregon Health & Science (OHSU) University School of Medicine. The program features clinical rotations at Oregon State Hospital, Washington County post-release program, the Multnomah County Detention Center, the OHSU Intercultural Outpatient Program, a private practioner's office, Willamette University College of Law Legal Clinic, and telepsychiatry to the Oregon Department of Corrections. These rotations give fellows experience in both criminal and civil forensic psychiatry. The emphasis is on fellows performing forensic psychiatric evaluations as opposed to general psychiatric treatment. This includes experience doing competency, guilty except for insanity, asylum, custody, and dangerousness evaluations. Fellows will have opportunities for research at the Oregon State Hospital Forensic Service and with OHSU forensic psychiatry mentors.

The primary faculty includes 10 board certified psychiatrists who also hold ABPN certification in forensic psychiatry, three lawyers who have extensive experience with mental health law, and two psychologists who have been trained in forensic psychology. The fellows didactic seminar series will include training in both criminal and civil forensic psychiatry as well as seminars devoted to an introduction to law and the legal process, landmark cases in mental health law, and special issues in forensic psychiatry. The teaching faculty includes 17 psychiatrists, 13 lawyers and 4 psychologists.

Fellows will be participants in the Psychiatry Department's resident teaching program. Research opportunities are available and encouraged either through participation in ongoing Department work or development of an independent project with faculty supervision.

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Rutgers University

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Director(s) Rusty Reeves, MD+
Address Rutgers University-UCHC c/o NJ DOC
PO Box 863, Bates Building, 2nd Floor
Whittlesey Road
Trenton, NJ
Telephone (973) 632-3194
Fax 732-235-4649
Email rusty.reeves@rutgers.edu
URL http://rwjms.rutgers.edu/departments_institutes/psychiatry/fellowships/index.html
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $62,552
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

The Rutgers University-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Psychiatry offers a one-year, full-time fellowship in forensic psychiatry.

Residents rotate through New Jersey’s prisons, juvenile facilities, state forensic and civil hospitals, and private practices of faculty members. The didactic curriculum joins that of the consortium of forensic psychiatry programs in New York City, thereby providing the fellow both excellent didactic training and connections to one’s professional peers. Participation in research is a required aspect of training and is readily accomplished with the support of the Forensic Psychiatry Training Director. The fellow under close supervision by the Training Director and other faculty, will develop the skills requisite for the competent practice of forensic psychiatry: diagnostic acumen; logical thought; critical analysis; lucid writing; understanding of the legal framework in which psychiatrists work; and competence in forensic assessments such as competence to stand trial, insanity, and general and sexual dangerousness, among others.

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St. Elizabeths Hospital

Department of Behavioral Health, Washington, DC

Director(s) Philip J. Candilis, M.D.+
Address 1100 Alabama Avenue SE
Washington DC
Telephone 202-299-5421
Fax 202-407-2121
Email philip.candilis@dc.gov
URL
Level PG-5 and above
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $61,977 + DC gov benefits
Offers forensic elective for medical students. Contact program director for details.
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

The Department of Behavioral Health-Saint Elizabeths Hospital forensic fellowship program (Fellowship Program) is a one-year ACGME-accredited program designed to train and foster the development of forensic psychiatrists with interests across the entire range of forensic scholarship. The program is based in Washington DC’s brand-new St. Elizabeths Hospital, one of the most historic forensic facilities in the nation, and offers an extensive array of forensic experiences along with a comprehensive didactic curriculum designed to prioritize the fellow’s educational experience.

The experiential component includes rotations within the Department of Behavioral Health – Saint Elizabeths Hospital itself, the Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, local court clinics, Unity Health Care/District of Columbia Correctional Facility, and exposure to experts in private forensic practice. During these experiences, fellows will gain experience conducting forensic inpatient assessment and treatment, monitoring long-term insanity acquittees, conducting child and adolescent forensic evaluations, performing inpatient and outpatient competency evaluations and civil commitment evaluations. Fellows will testify in court and gain experience in numerous pre- and post-adjudication interactions with the judicial system. Private cases will include malpractice litigation along with civil and criminal forensic assessment.

The faculty includes six forensic psychiatrists and four child/adolescent forensic psychiatrists who are committed to education and scholarship, and the career development of their fellows. Specific faculty interests include ethics, the regulation of Psychiatry, the insanity defense, outpatient commitment, violence risk, sovereign citizens, and physician health. Washington DC is a vibrant backdrop with political, cultural, and educational opportunities for early career professionals, families, or practitioners seeking to enhance the course of their careers.

Benefits include support for travel to the annual AAPL meeting and attendance at the AAPL forensic review course, as well as a $500 book allowance. H-1 B and J-1 visa sponsorship is available.

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SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York

Office of Mental Health Bureau of Forensic Services

Director(s) James L. Knoll IV, MD+
Address SUNY Upstate Medical University
Department of Psychiatry
750 E. Adams St.
Syracuse, NY
Telephone (315) 464-3104
Fax (315) 464-7188
Email knollj@upstate.edu
URL http://www.upstate.edu/psych
Level PGY-5
Positions 5
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $87,852 - $94,256
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

The program brings together the SUNY Upstate Medical University Department of Psychiatry, the Syracuse University College of Law, and the Office of Mental Health Bureau of Forensic Services to provide didactic and clinical training in psychiatry and the law. The emphasis of this program is on: didactics, forensic evaluations, report writing, testimony and forensic research. Fellows are heavily exposed to civil, as well as criminal forensic work.

The entire series of AAPL landmark cases is covered in detail. Fellows are closely supervised and taught critical forensic interviewing skills. Instruction in a variety of forensic assessment tools is provided, including the HCR-20, PCL-R, SIRS, CAPS and SAVRY.

The program hosts an annual state-wide forensic conference featuring nationally known speakers. Fellows receive regular and intensive supervision from the program director, and assist with special interest forensic issues including threat assessments, law enforcement liaison and a variety of other specialty evaluations. There are special opportunities available for applicants who are particularly interested in either child/adolescent forensic psychiatry or correctional psychiatry.

A forensic research project is a required element of this training program. This offers fellows practical exposure to the process of formulating a research question, data collection and analysis, and manuscript preparation -- authorship is guaranteed for those interested. However, the expectation of creating original research or converting fellows into full-time researchers is not the intended goal. Expert faculty mentoring and dedicated research time (during the regular work week) are provided for this unique fellowship component.

This is a one year program.

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The National Capital Consortium Military Forensic Psychiatry Program

at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Director(s) David E. Johnson, MD+
Address Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD
Telephone (240) 281-0956
Fax
Email david.e.johnson2@health.mil
URL
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend Military salary


Program description

This fellowship is designed specifically to train military psychiatrists to proficiently manage military forensic issues. The program is tri-service and invites applicants from the US Army, Navy and Air Force. The program, although military-unique, also prepares the fellow(s) for subspecialty certification in Forensic Psychiatry.

The fellowship draws on the considerable civilian, military and federal resources available in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. The fellows gain experience through rotation at (1) Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, MD; (2) Saint Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC; (3) The Behavioral Sciences Unit of the FBI in Quantico, VA; (4) The Quantico Brig; (5) Georgetown Law School; (6) The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD; (7) The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC; and (8) through interactions with local military and civilian clinicians and attorneys.

Significant time in the curriculum is devoted to didactics, both general forensic psychiatry and military legal issues. Psychiatrists and military attorneys/judges teach the seminars. Research is required and the results are presented at departmental Grand Rounds.

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Tulane University School of Medicine

Director(s) John W. Thompson, Jr., M.D.
Address Division of Forensic Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry & Neurology
Tulane University School of Medicine
1440 Canal St., TB-53, 10th Floor
New Orleans, LA
Telephone (504) 988-2201
Fax (504) 988-7457
Email jgraybi@tulane.edu
URL http://tulane.edu/som/departments/psychiatry/forensic/forensic-psychiatry-welcome.cfm
Level PGY-5
Positions 3
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $60,000 + educational stipend and mileage reimbursement


Program description

The Didactic Curriculum at Tulane's fellowship is administered by over 10 board-certified forensic psychiatrists in addition to neurologists and psychologists affiliated with Tulane. An Expert Witness/Legal Seminar focuses on forensic report-writing and testifying skills and includes a series of lectures administered by practicing attorneys. The Landmark Case Seminar provides fellows with in-depth exposure to landmark cases.

Fellows spend 2 days a week at ELMHS, Forensic Division, a secure, forensic inpatient facility where they become adept in competency to stand trial evaluations and competency restoration, violence risk assessments, and management of potentially violent patients. Fellows provide consultation to other psychiatrists on forensic issues such as forced medication evaluations. Fellows participate in sex offender assessments and will have the opportunity to become familiar with the use of telemedicine. Fellows treat forensic outpatients on supervised probation at the New Orleans Forensic Aftercare Clinic and also provide psychiatric treatment at a maximum-security prison.

Fellows gain further criminal forensic experience (e.g., criminal responsibility and aid-in-sentencing evaluations) at the Orleans Criminal Court, where they gain much experience in courtroom testimony. Fellows also perform a full range of civil forensic evaluations (e.g., malpractice, disability, and child custody evaluations) and receive training in report-writing, testifying for court and depositions, and interacting with the legal system.

Fellows participate in the monthly forensic journal club/research seminar and produce a scholarly work during the year with help from supervisors. Fellows receive a $1,500 stipend for the AAPL Review Course and Annual Meeting and are reimbursed for mileage during the year in addition to the regular salary and benefits.

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Director(s) Ben Guise, MD+
Co-Director: Raymond Molden, MD+
Address UAMS, Dept. of Psychiatry
4301 W. Markham #589
Little Rock, AR
Telephone (501) 526-8159
Fax (501) 526-8198
Email benguise@uams.edu
URL http://www.uams.edu/psych/education/fellowship/forensic/default.asp
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $53,321


Program description

The forensic fellowship program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) was established and accredited in 2003. The program is housed in the heart of Little Rock, Arkansas within blocks of the state's forensic hospital. The forensic inpatient service at the Arkansas State Hospital is an 80-bed, four-unit complex. It houses the entire inpatient forensic population of the state and serves as the primary base for the program. Fellows will also rotate at the Arkansas Department of Correction and the UAMS Department of Psychiatry Adult Outpatient Clinic.

The program faculty includes four Board certified forensic psychiatrists, one Board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist and one psychiatrist Board eligible in forensic psychiatry and child & adolescent psychiatry; as well as additional adult psychiatrists who are available to provide instruction and supervision when appropriate. An attorney with expertise in mental health law and several forensic psychologists and licensed social workers are also members of the teaching staff.

Fellows conduct forensic evaluations of both inpatients and outpatients concerning a wide variety of civil and criminal legal issues, including competency, criminal responsibility, suitability for conditional release, civil commitments, risk assessment, psychiatric disability, compensability under the state worker�s compensation laws, guardianship, and parental fitness. Fellows also work on the adolescent unit under the supervision of a child and adolescent psychiatrist where they perform above mentioned evaluations and gain experience with a state of the art sexual offenders unit. Fellows will also spend up to four hours per week responding to consults requested by general practitioners related to the legal regulation of psychiatric practice.

Didactics and seminars are provided to ensure that fellows are familiar with all aspects of forensic psychiatry and are prepared for the practice of forensic psychiatry. Fellows will also be required to complete a scholarly project under the supervision of a forensic faculty member. Fellows are required to acquire an Arkansas Medical License prior to beginning the fellowship.

Fringe benefits include travel support to the annual AAPL meeting and forensic review course.

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University of California at Davis (UCD)

Director(s) Charles L. Scott, MD+
Program Coordinator: David Spagnolo
Address Division of Psychiatry and the Law
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
University of California, Davis Medical Center
2230 Stockton Blvd, 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA
Telephone (916) 734-0870
Fax (916) 703-5261
Email david.spagnolo@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
URL http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/psychiatry/forensic/index.html
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $65,000


Program description

The U.C. Davis Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship provides extensive training in both civil and criminal forensic psychiatry. The teaching staff consists of ten psychiatrists with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry, two forensic psychologists, two Sacramento County public defenders and one Sacramento County assistant district attorney.

The didactic courses include a Landmark Case Seminar, Forensic Case Seminar (Civil and Criminal cases), Forensic Topics Didactic Seminar, and a Forensic Research Seminar. Extensive supervision is provided in forensic report writing and testifying in legal settings. In addition, in depth training is provided on forensic tools to include assessment of malingering (M-FAST, SIMS, SIRS, TOMM), psychic damages (CAPS, TSI, TSCC, MMPI-2), psychopathy (PCL-R), violence risk (VRAG, HCR-20), sexual deviancy (Abel Assessment Screen, SORAG, Static-2002R, SVR-20, RRASOR, SAVRY), trial competency (GCCT, MACCAT-CA, CAI-R, ECSTR, CAST-MR), and waiver of Miranda rights (GSS, CMR, CMR-R, CMV, FRI).

The forensic residents receive their clinical training in a wide variety of forensic settings. These rotations include training with forensic units at Napa State Hospital, Sacramento County Jail, Sacramento County Superior Court Expert Witness Panel, Office of the Federal Defender, and consultations with private criminal and civil attorneys.

The forensic residents are assisted with developing a forensic research project or paper and participate in ongoing faculty research projects. Additionally, a specialized course on how to be a communicative and dynamic presenter is given.

Fringe benefits include provision of educational materials and a stipend for funding to the annual AAPL meeting and board review course. An extensive forensic library with accompanying videotapes is available. The forensic psychiatry resident is given a substantial reference library consisting of over 300 forensic landmark case related articles.

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University of California, San Diego

UCSD

Director(s) Lynn A. Maskel, M.D.*+
Address Dept of Psychiatry
UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr
MC: 0603, 2072 Basic Science Bldg
LaJolla, CA
Telephone (858) 534-3684
Fax (858) 534-7653
Email flaxenhare@yahoo.com
URL
Level PGY V+
Positions 4
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend 60,000


Program description

RECENT CHANGE: The University of California-San Diego forensic fellowship is a new program and looking for candidates interested in sharing the launching. The final set-up of the program has changed and is still in negotiation. The portion of the program already confirmed will be structured as several one day or half day components while located at the sponsoring institution, University of California in San Diego. It is designed to pair with a state hospital rotation so as to result in a full well-rounded year. The fellow will spend time at Juvenile Forensics (San Diego County). There is a Navy rotation which will include treatment of female offenders in a brig, sex offender treatment groups and military forensic evaluations. The fellow will rotate on the UCSD medical center consult service to gain experience in competency regarding treatment, guardianship, involuntary hospitalization, forensic geriatric issues and neuropsychological testing in forensic matters. Pretrial criminal evaluations from court appointment or the Public Defender’s office will include the opportunity for the fellow to do reports and testimony, with the supervision of a senior forensic board certified member of UCSD faculty. There is provision for mentoring experience in the community with private practice forensic psychiatrists who do civil work. The fellow will be able to audit classes at the University of San Diego Law School.
The fellow will be given time to work on the required scholarly project. Didactics and seminars conducted with full range of criminal, civil, and legal regulation of psychiatry topics throughout the entire year. Some optional experiences may be arranged especially for the child-trained applicant.

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University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Director(s) Renee L. Binder, MD+
Additional Core Faculty: John Chamberlain, MD+John Sikorski, MD
Address Psychiatry and the Law Program, UCSF
Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
401 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
Telephone (415) 476-7304
Fax (415) 476-7722
Email reneeb@lppi.ucsf.edu
URL
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $59,783 (supplemented by $706.00/month housing allowance)
Offers forensic elective for medical students. Contact program director for details.
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

The UCSF fellowship program in Psychiatry and the Law offers rigorous training in civil, criminal, clinical, and consultative forensic psychiatry. The core faculty includes two board certified forensic psychiatrists and a forensic child and adolescent psychiatrist. Affiliated faculty members include a Board Certified (ABPP) neuropsychologist, another board certified forensic psychiatrist with expertise in the evaluation of sex offenders, psychiatrists with special expertise in correctional psychiatry and occupational psychiatry, and faculty of the UC Hastings School of Law. The Psychiatry and the Law Program is accredited by the ACGME.

Seminars include a Landmark Case Review and extensive didactics, case conferences, and a Forensic Research Seminar. Additionally, fellows attend courses relevant to forensic psychiatry at the UC Hastings School of Law.

Fellows participate in a wide variety of civil and criminal forensic evaluations with intensive faculty supervision. These include worker's compensation, psychic injury, medical malpractice, psychological autopsy, family court issues, and juvenile and adult criminal court referrals. Fellows participate in clinical rotations at San Mateo Jail, a clinic for treatment and evaulation of individuals referred by federal pre-trial and probation services, an occupational psychiatry clinic, and an outpatient sexual offender treatment practice. Consultative experiences to health professionals, employers, and professional organizations exist as well. The program provides comprehensive supervision on forensic report writing and training in court testimony in both civil and criminal settings. There are elective opportunities, depending on the interests of the fellows.

During the fellowship year, fellows are expected to make a scholarly contribution by participating in a forensic research project or by undertaking a review of the legal and/or psychiatric literature. Fellows will receive direct research supervision from faculty members. Research interests of faculty include violence risk assessment, civil commitment, and criminalization of the mentally ill.

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University of Cincinnati Division of Forensic Psychiatry

UC Division of Forensic Psychiatry

Director(s) Douglas Mossman, MD+
Program Manager Molly S. Johnson
Address UC Dept of Psychiatry
260 Stetson Street'
Suite 3200
Cincinnati, OH
Telephone (513) 558-4423
Fax (513) 558-3823
Email molly.johnson@uc.edu
URL http://www.psychiatry.uc.edu/forensic/
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $65, 000


Program description

The University of Cincinnati Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry provides a comprehensive and balanced curriculum, drawing upon the assets of one of the strongest psychiatry departments in the Midwest and the firmly established forensic institutions of Cincinnati. In 2008, Dr. Mossman received the APA/AAPL Manfred S. Guttmacher Award for his outstanding scholarship in forensic psychiatry. Fellows gain experience with different forensic populations and preceptors at a number of sites:

1. Summit Behavioral Healthcare - the largest freestanding ODMH psychiatric hospital in Ohio where the fellows evaluate patients found not guilty by reason of insanity or incompetent to stand trial and conduct structured risk assessments with faculty. The fellows write reports to the court and testify about their findings.
2. Greater Cincinnati Behavioral - fellows evaluate and treat outpatients who are under criminal court jurisdiction such as parole, probation, or diversion. Fellows work with forensic community treatment teams. This rotation fulfills ACGME requirements for the correctional psychiatric experience.
3. Hamilton County Probate Court - fellows serve as independent expert witnesses in probate court weekly, testifying in civil commitment, guardianship, and forced medication hearing.
4. UC Division of Forensic Psychiatry - in addition to coordinating fellows' education, our division is a clearinghouse for private practice civil and criminal forensic work. Fellows assist UC faculty on forensic consultations and evaluations. Fellows also conduct their own private practice assessments.
5. Mock Trial and Case Presentation Videoconferences - held in conjuction with the Case Western Forensic fellowship, UC fellows engage in mock trials, both as witnesses and as cross examiners, and also present forensic cases for dicussion and review.

Legal principles and landmark cases are taught in classroom sessions with faculty attorneys held at the UC College of Law. Weekly didactics with faculty, supervision sessions, grand rounds, conferences, and journal club are an integral part of the fellows` educational experience. A scholarly project is required.

The fellowship provides full funding for the fellows to attend the annual AAPL meeting and review course. The fellows also receive a $1,000/year discretionary educational fund.

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University of Colorado Health Sciences Center++

Program in Forensic Psychiatry

Director(s) Richard Martinez, MD, MH+
Associate Director: Jeffery L. Metzner, MD*+
Address Denver Health Medical Center
1155 Cherokee Street
Bldg. 18 Mail Code 3440
Denver, CO
Telephone (303) 436-3394
Fax 303-436-3391
Email richard.martinez@dhha.org
URL http://www.medschool.ucdenver.edu/psychiatry/education
Level PGY-5 or PGY -6
Positions 3
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend PGY- 5 = $59, 098 and PGY-6 = $61, 559 plus benefits
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

The University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center offers a one-year, full-time fellowship training program in psychiatry and the law. This is a joint program between the University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences Center and the Denver Health Medical Center, the provider of the correctional mental health program for the Denver County Jail with over 2500 inmates. In addition the program works closely with the Colorado Department of Corrections and the Forensic Institute at the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. Fellowship faculty include academic and clinical faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, in the Behavioral Health Program at Denver Health Medical Center, forensic experts in the state Division of Mental Health, Department of Corrections, private forensic practitioners, and faculty from the Denver University School of Law.

The program is designed to familiarize fellows with all aspects of forensic psychiatry, and to prepare them for forensic practice, teaching, research and system consultation, and/or academic careers. Topics covered through didactic seminars and supervised practical experience include procedures for forensic evaluations, report writing, relevant research and phenomenological literature, landmark mental health cases, treatment of patients in correctional and forensic settings, system consultation around forensic issues, collaboration with other professionals (law enforcement, correctional, etc.), the evaluation of foreign victims of torture, fitness for duty examinations with the Denver Police Department, IME's, and ethical issues involved in forensic practice.

Fellows are provided the opportunity to observe experienced forensic professionals performing evaluations, preparing reports, and testifying in civil and criminal cases. They then have direct, supervised experience in performing forensic evaluations in those areas, preparing reports, and testifying in court. Mock trial experiences are conducted in coordination with DU Sturm School of Law. Fellows are encouraged to conduct research in forensic areas. The program strives to organize the fellowship experience around each Fellow?s areas of interest.

Fringe benefits include a fully paid trip to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (including enrollment in the Forensic Psychiatry Review Course) and a trip with Dr. Jeffrey Metzner, the associate director of the program, to a prison or jail involved in mental health litigation.

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University of Florida Division of Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Director(s) Tonia Werner, MD+
Address Box 100256, Health Science Center
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
Telephone (352) 265-3284
Fax (352) 265-3285
Email twerner@ufl.edu
URL http://www.psychiatry.ufl.edu/patientservices/content/forensic_psych.htm
Level PGY-5
Positions 3
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $49, 184


Program description

The University of Florida Division of Forensic Psychiatry, established in 1988, offers a one-year, full-time fellowship training program designed to train psychiatrists in psychiatry and the law. This balanced academic and clinical program provides clinical, research, and teaching opportunities. The faculty includes four forensic fellowship-trained, board-certified psychiatrists, a professor of law, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a forensic psychologist, and various clinical faculty who attend and co-supervise didactic seminars covering their areas of expertise.

Fellows perform forensic evaluations including but not limited to competency, criminal responsibility, dangerousness, civil commitment, guardianship, disability, personal injury, and child issues. Forensic faculty closely supervise fellows on their evaluations.

Weekly seminars include ACGME-recommended and other pertinent forensic psychiatry topics, case presentations, and landmark case review. Multiple forensic faculty are present. Fellows also study landmark cases with a UF Professor of Law and attend a Psychiatry and the Law or related course at the UF Law School. There are opportunities for teaching forensic psychiatry to medical and law students and psychiatry residents. Support staff and faculty are available to promote and help carry out research interests. Fellows are expected to produce a scholarly product suitable for submission for publication by the end of their fellowship year.

Gainesville offers a great climate with numerous cultural and sporting events and nearby Atlantic Ocean beaches. All fellows are provided travel support to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. We strive to ensure our program offers a comprehensive, enjoyable, and rewarding experience.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine

Director(s) Anne Hanson, MD+
Co-Director: Jeffrey S. Janofsky, MD*+
Address Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center
8450 Dorsey Run Road
Jessup, MD
Telephone (410) 724-3149
Fax (410) 724-3115
Email annette.hanson@maryland.gov
URL http://www.guttmacher.us/fellowship
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $59,858
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

The University of Maryland program is one of the oldest and most well-established forensic training programs in the country. It is fully accredited by both the ACGME and the ACFFP. Our graduates include many successful and highly regarded forensic clinicians. The program is rigorous and well-received by trainees.

Fellows divide their time between the forensic hospital, Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, a court clinic, the Medical Office of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, and two correctional sites, the Maryland Reception and Diagnostic Center and the Carroll County Detention Center. The fellows perform evaluations under supervision, participate in some treatment settings, and provide forensic reports and testimony.

Fellows also engage in civil forensic cases through the Manfred Guttmacher Clinic and by assisting the private forensic faculty in their cases.

There are several formal didactic series throughout the year including the Forensic Seminar, Forensic Case Rounds, Writing Seminar and others. Fellows attend classes at the University of Maryland School of Law. There is also training in research design, and the fellows are responsible for a research project during the year long program. Psychiatric residents and other students rotate through the various training sites and fellows are responsible for supervision and teaching.

The faculty is outstanding. Jonas Rappeport, MD, professor emeritus, is a highly regarded mentor. Supervision is always available at all sites, and often there are lively debates amongst faculty and trainees.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications are accepted from May through the August 1st deadline and interviews are generally conducted from July through early September. Applications are available for download from the fellowship web site.

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University of Massachusetts Medical School

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship-PGY V

Director(s) Paul E. Noroian, M.D.+
Program Coordinator: Barbara Leamy-Kolligian
Address Department of Psychiatry
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue, North
Worcester, MA
Telephone 508-856-6595/508-368-3573
Fax (508) 856-5000
Email paul.noroian@umassmed.edu
URL http://www.umassmed.edu/forensicpsychiatry/
Level PGY-5
Positions 1
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $61,681.88
Offers forensic elective for medical students. Contact program director for details.


Program description

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Fellowship in Law and Psychiatry offers an exciting one year program designed to provide comprehensive training in forensic psychiatry. The program capitalizes on a multi-disciplinary faculty with extensive forensic and academic experience. Our faculty include forensic psychiatrists and psychologists who have received national recognition for their contributions to law and psychiatry. The program offers a wide range of opportunities to perform criminal and civil evaluations. Rotation sites include the Court Evaluation Unit of Worcester State Hospital and Bridgewater State Hospital, a maximum-security forensic hospital. At each site, fellows conduct inpatient criminal forensic evaluations such as competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, aid in sentencing, and need for treatment of inmates. Participation in clinical treatment of persons involved with the criminal justice system varies across sites. Part-time rotations include placement at juvenile and adult court clinic sites, as well as the opportunity to work with senior faculty in conducting private, civil and criminal evaluations related to areas such as community risk assessments, guardianship, fitness for duty, disability, sex offender assessment, and malpractice. The program offers other elective opportunities (e.g. committee participation with the University of Massachusetts Ethics Office, child custody evaluations, and treatment of sex offenders and paraphilias) to meet the interests of the fellow. During the training year, fellows gain experience with legal, correctional, and mental health systems and the political forces that can directly impact forensic psychiatric practice.

Educational components of the program include intensive supervision of all cases, report preparation and court testimony. In addition, fellows attend a comprehensive weekly seminar series covering areas related to civil and criminal forensic assessment methods, research issues, mental health law and landmark legal cases. Fellows also attend multiple statewide forensic mental health training conferences sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and they receive an educational stipend to support attendance at the AAPL meeting and for other educational purposes.

During the training year, fellows work on an empirical research project or on a review of a topic relevant to law and psychiatry. Opportunities exist for both involvement in faculty research projects and for faculty supervision of academic projects selected by the fellow.

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University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Director(s) Spencer Eth, MD+
Coordinator: Cherie O'Neil, C-TAGME
Address Jackson Memorial Hospital
1695 NW 9th Avenue (D-29)
Room 2101
Miami, Florida
Telephone 305-355-8260
Fax 305-355-7266
Email coneil@miami.edu
URL http://www.med.miami.edu/psychiatry
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $56, 131 +CFB


Program description

The Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry is a full-time 12-month program that encompasses clinical and didactic experiences in a mental health court setting, a local jail facility, a suicide assessment and prevention service, and the University of Miami School of Law Clinics. Opportunities abound for fellow participation in teaching psychiatry residents and medical students and for conducting collaborative research. Resources for the fellowship program include Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami VA Medical Center, Miami-Dade County 11th Judicial Circuit Court, and forensic psychiatrists and attorneys affiliated with the University of Miami Department of Psychiatry and School of Law who will engage the fellow in apprenticeship and tutorial activities.

Requests for applications to the Fellowship Program in Forensic Psychiatry are accepted starting in August and should sent by email to Cherie O'Neil, Program Coordinator with an attached curriculum vitae (coneil@miami.edu). Additional information and personal interviews will be requested.

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Center for Forensic Psychiatry, University of Michigan

Director(s) Craig Lemmen, MD+
Address P.O. Box 2060
Ann Arbor, MI
Telephone (734) 295-4301
Fax (734) 944-2359
Email lemmenc@michigan.gov
URL
Level PGY-5
Positions 1-3
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $85,000 to $92,000


Program description

The Center for Forensic Psychiatry (CFP) was established by the State of Michigan in 1967. The Center, with the sponsorship of the University of Michigan Medical School Department of Psychiatry offers a one year forensic residency fully accredited by ACGME and ACFFP. The curriculum offers advanced training in a broad array of forensic civil and criminal issues. CFP on site faculty includes 11 certified forensic psychiatrists, 6 child forensic psychiatrists, 22 PhD level psychologists, and is augmented by certified forensic psychiatrists at correctional placements and in the community.

The program is based at CFP, a 220 bed inpatient forensic facility. CFP also maintains a separate evaluation service conducting 3000 forensic evaluations annually. Additional sites include the University of Michigan Medical School, the University of Michigan Law School, and correctional facilities staffed by the Bureau of Forensic Mental Health Services.

Residents are closely supervised in all aspects of training. Residents participate in forensic evaluations, inpatient management of special forensic populations, and delivery of correctional mental health services. In addition, residents participate in civil forensic cases in the community and audit courses at the Law School. The didactic curriculum offers seminars on landmark cases, civil and criminal forensic topics, and features frequent outside speakers. Opportunities for court testimony are encouraged and closely supervised with special emphasis on report preparation and the role of the forensic expert. Residents will participate in activities related to public policy and regulation of psychiatry. A scholarly project is expected from all residents.

Benefits include support for professional meetings, use of extensive library facilities at CFP and the University of Michigan Medical School, and life in a diverse and cosmopolitan community.

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University of Missouri-Columbia

Fulton State Hospital and Missouri Department of Mental Health

Director(s) Bruce Harry, MD*+
Address Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, N119
University of Missouri Health Sciences Center
Columbia, MO
Telephone (573) 592-2700
Fax (573) 592-2863
Email HarryB@health.missouri.edu
URL
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $65,000 + benefits


Program description

The purpose of the Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry is to educate the fellow in the history, development, practical experience, and research in forensic psychiatry within the public sector. It has evolved from the combined interests and for the joint benefit of the Fulton State Hospital, Missouri Department of Mental Health, and the Department of Psychiatry Neurology, University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Medicine. By completing this intesive one year experience, the fellow will have acquired first-hand knowledge of the major issues and experiences in forensic psychiatry. The fellow will also be expected to complete an individual project relevant to his or her career in forensic psychiatry.

Must have license to practice medicine in the state of Missouri.

The program will offer accredited training beginning in July 2008.

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University of North Carolina Hospitals

Director(s) Nicole F. Wolfe, M.D.
Assoc. Trng. Dirs.: Charles R. Vance, MD, PhD+Alyson R. Kuroski-Mazzei, DO
Address Psychiatry Education Office
University of North Carolina
CB #7160
Chapel Hill, NC
Telephone (919) 966-4764
Fax (919) 966-2220
Email peter.barboriak@ncmail.net
URL http://www.psychiatry.unc.edu/forensic
Level PGY-5+
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $47,500


Program description

The University of North Carolina Hospitals Forensic Psychiatry Residency Training Program is a 12-month educational program with the aim of preparing psychiatrists for a career in forensic psychiatry through a combination of supervised clinical experiences and didactic programs. The program has an emphasis on producing forensic psychiatrists for the public sector. The program provides educational opportunities in a wide range of criminal and civil settings. Residents will receive opportunities to engage in supervised evaluations of individuals involved with the criminal justice system in both pre-trial and post-conviction settings. In addition, residents will obtain training in courtroom testimony, family law, child forensic issues, and civil litigation. Residents will rotate on the forensic unit for the State of North Carolina, the mental health services in a nearby prison, the forensic unit of the Federal Medical Center in Butner, and the child forensic team at the University of North Carolina. They will receive opportunities to provide consultation and liaison to hospitals and work with a preceptor on civil cases. Residents will be expected to engage in scholarship and teaching. The forensic board-certified faculty members and invited speakers provide the didactic portion of the training.

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University of Pennsylvania

Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry

Director(s) Robert L. Sadoff, MD*+
Robert L. Sadoff, MD
Address suite 326 The Pavilion 261 Old York RoadJenkintown, PA
Telephone (215) 887-6144
Fax (215) 887-6477
Email sadoffbobsadoff@aol.com
URL http://www.med.upenn.edu/psych/forensics.html
Level PGY 5 and above
Positions Variable
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend 56,400


Program description

This is a one year fully accredited fellowship for those who have completed an accredited residency program in psychiatry. All fellows will have access to hands on experiences at various state hospital forensic units, court clinics, law school clinics, VA Hospital, forensic clinic at Penn where the fellows will assess civil and criminal cases under supervision. They will all have academic lectures of the core curriculum with literature review and landmark cases by our faculty and present the results of their independent research at our weekly seminar which they will attend regularly. In addition they will follow Dr. Sadoff, Dr. Ken Weiss, Associate Director and Dr. Carla Rodgers, Assistant Director on private cases and observe testimony when available. They will also tesitfy in their cases when requested. We are accredited for 4 fellows per year, but can take 2 fellows per year at this time

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Charles E. Steinberg Fellowship at the University of Rochester, New York++

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Director(s) J. Richard Ciccone, MD*+
Robert Weisman, D.O./Program Co-Director Josh C.W. Jones, MD/ Director of Education
Address Department of Psychiatry University of Rochester Medical Center
300 Crittenden Boulevard
Rochester, NY
Telephone (585) 275-4986
Fax (585) 244-4734
Email jrichard_ciccone@urmc.rochester.edu
URL http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/smd/psych/educ_train/fellowship/forensics/
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend PGY-5 =$84,280, PGY-6 =$90,630


Program description

The fellowship is organized to provide a balance of forensic psychiatric clinical experience, seminars and supervision. The three settings for clinical experiences are: the Regional Forensic Unit, a 55 bed unit, where mentally ill, unsentenced prisoners and individuals found NGRI are confined; the Sociological Center which provides consultations to the Courts, the Department of Probation, and the University of Rochester Medical Center.

The training experience includes supervised clinical forensic psychiatric evaluations and treatment; having a preceptor (Dr. Ciccone*+), supervisors (R.P. Singh, MD+, Joshua C.W. Jones, M.D.), and seminars, including a legal seminar (Hon. John Connell, Joyce Parker, JD, Professor Michael Perlin, Charles Steinman, JD, and Richard Tubiolo, JD), a Landmark Cases seminar, and a Clinical Case seminar. The fellow will evaluate individuals involved in civil and criminal litigation and have the opportunity to testify in court. The fellow will have the opportunity to evaluate and treat individuals in a sex offender treatment program and participate in a clinic that follows post-insanity aquittees who have been released to live in the community. The fellow will also have the opportunity to teach medical students and will be involved in teaching psychiatry and the law to PGY 3 and PGY 4 residents in psychiatry. During the fellowship, the fellow is expected to complete a scholarly project. There are numerous elective opportunities. Some of these electives include participation in faculty members' ongoing research projects and faculty members' private forensic criminal and civil cases, work with the District Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office, and Family Court.

Each fellow is appointed to the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Rochester School of Medicine. The program has flexibility and may be tailored to the specific needs and interests of the fellow.

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University of South Carolina

Palmetto Health Alliance

Director(s) Richard L. Frierson, MD+
Address Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science
Univ. of South Carolina School of Medicine
3555 Harden Street Ext.
Suite 301
Columbia, SC
Telephone (803) 434-2018
Fax (803) 434-2985
Email richard.frierson@uscmed.sc.edu
URL http://residency.palmettohealth.org/body-residency-fellowship.cfm?id=84
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $59,999 & travel expenses to AAPL
Offers forensic elective for medical students. Contact program director for details.
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

One of the first accredited fellowships in the country, this fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The faculty consists of five board certified forensic psychiatrists and uses resources of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine as well as the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, the South Carolina Department of Corrections, and the National College of District Attorneys. The program is based in the Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science at the School of Medicine.

The flexible clinical experience allows fellows to spend the first six months conducting pretrial competency and criminal resposibility evaluations on a specialized forensic evaluation service and providing court testimony. The second six months is spent in civil work in a forensic clinic at the School of Medicine performing personal injury, disability, testamentary capacity, and fitness for duty evaluations. Fellows also participate in evaluations for the USC Professionals Wellness Program which receives referrals for fitness for duty evaluations from the S.C. medical board and other professional licensing boards. Fellows assist faculty in the evaluation of medical malpractice cases. The remaining clinical experience is divided between treatment of adult offenders one half day for six months at a maximum security prison, testifying at release hearings for insanity acquittees, providing forensic consultation to general and child psychiatrists, and research. Fellows receive supervised courtroom experience, providing testimony about their evaluations. Fellows provide direct supervision of general psychiatry residents and medical students. Research is strongly supported and encouraged. Fellows receive a travel stipend to attend the annual meeting of AAPL, as well as the AAPL Forensic Review Course.

The didactic curriculum includes four seminars: Landmark Cases, The Psychiatrist in Court, General Topics in Forensic Psychiatry, and Overview of Legal Systems. The educational experience is also complemented with monthly Forensic Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

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University of South Florida

Director(s) Pending ...+
Address USF College of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
3515 East Fletcher Avenue
Tampa, FL
Telephone (813) 974-0311
Fax (813) 974-1130
Email wmyers@health.usf.edu
URL http://www.hsc.usf.edu/psych/
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $ 67,720


Program description

The fellowship training program includes the following: weekly formal didactics, case presentations with faculty, outpatient forensic evaluations, supervised clinical rotations at a local jail and nearby prison housing inmates with major mental illness, auditing of law school courses, forensic consultation at the university-affiliated teaching hospital, and a research project congruent with the fellow's interest. Fellows will have ample exposure to civil and criminal cases. At the completion of the program, fellows will have had experience in the use of various forensic assessment tools (e.g, psychological and neuropsychiatric assessment). Faculty consists of four board-certified forensic psychiatrists (one is also a boarded child and adolescent psychiatrist), a lawyer, a forensic psychologist, and a child psychologist. Fellows participate in the teaching of psychiatric residents, medical students, law students, and other trainees associated with the forensic program, and also have opportunities to testify. Fringe benefits include travel support to the annual AAPL review course. Tampa is a vibrant city with great weather, a world class performing arts center, museums, major league sports teams, and Gulf of Mexico beaches a short drive away.

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University of Virginia

Department of Psychiatric Medicine

Director(s) Bruce Cohen, MD+
Address University of Virginia Health System
Box 800623
Charlottesville, VA
Telephone (434) 924-2241
Fax (434) 924-8496
Email bjc8k@virginia.edu
URL http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/psych-training/residencies/forensic.cfm
Level PGY-5
Positions 1
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $56, 650


Program description

The program offers clinical experience, a variety of interdisciplinary training seminars, and research experience in the areas of criminal, civil, administrative, and correctional psychiatry. Clinical training takes place at 4 primary sites: The University of Virginia Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy (ILPPP) Outpatient Forensic Clinic; the Western State Hospital inpatient forensic unit; the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center Forensic consultation service; and the Albemarle County Jail. Residents learn about legal regulation of psychiatric practice at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy, which provides specialized training programs and consultation to the state in the area of mental health law. Extensive supervision is provided in report preparation and expert testimony.

Residents attend a week-long course on how to perform basic criminal forensic assessments and also more advanced one to three day training programs on risk assessment for violence, capital sentencing evaluations, sexual offender evaluations, and forensic assessment of juveniles. Residents also audit courses at the University of Virginia School of Law, including Criminal Law and Psychiatry, Mental Health Law, Torts and Criminal Law. Finally, residents engage in a supervised, empirical research project and participate in the ILPPP research colloquium.

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University of Texas Southwestern Medical School - Dallas

Director(s) Paul Mohl, MD+
Education Coordinator: Shaniquwa Patrick
Address University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
Telephone 214-648-7392
Fax 214-648-7370
Email Shaniquwa.patrick@utsouthwestern.edu
URL
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $51,812


Program description

The UT Southwestern School of Medicine Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is a one year training program with a variety of forensic experiences and an extensive didactic curriculum.

The didactic curriculum includes two weekly seminars. The law curriculum includes a landmark case seminar that reviews basic law concepts as well as the AAPL landmark cases. The forensic seminar covers a broad range of topics relating to civil and criminal forensic assessment.

Clinical experiences include rotations at UT Southwestern Medical School, Vernon State Hospital, Terrell State Hospital, the Special Needs Offender Program, and the Dallas VA Medical Center. The rotations offer a variety of experiences including court-ordered forensic evaluations of adults and children, treatment of criminal offenders, disability and fitness for duty evaluations, and consultation to general psychiatrists for involuntary hospitalization, risk assessment, and capacity to consent to treatment. Additionally, there will be opportunity to interact with forensic professionals in private practice in the community.

Fellows are expected to play an active role in teaching medical students and residents and may also have an opportunity to teach correctional officers. Research activity is expected and mentorship will be provided.

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USC - Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Science

Director(s) Bruce Gross, MBA, JD, PhD*+
Tim Botello, MD, MPH*+
Assistant Medical Director: Kaushal K. Sharma, MD*+
Address P.O. Box 86125
Los Angeles, CA
Telephone (323) 226-4942
Fax (323) 226-2777
Email botello@usc.edu
URL
Level PGY-5/6
Positions 3-5
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $58, 057.32 / 61, 990.92


Program description

The USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Science has been in existence since 1963, and is one of the first accredited programs in the United States. It offers a full-time, one-year fellowship and an option for a second year. All fellows serve, under supervision, as consultants and expert witnesses for the State and Federal Criminal Court, Family Law Court, Mental Health Court, Juvenile Court, County and Federal Probation Departments, Los Angeles County Coroner's Department, as well as insurance companies. Each fellow is assigned two cases per week involving psychiatric-legal issues for the courts and various administrative hearings. In addition, each fellow testifies weekly in the country's largest Mental Health Court. The fellows have at least five USC faculty supervisors at any given time.

Courses specifically designed for the fellows include: criminal law, civil law, juvenile law, family law, federal criminal law, mental health law, correctional psychiatry, videotape seminar, landmark mental health law cases, and legal regulation of psychiatry. Courses and seminars are approximately 14 hours per week. The fellows also conduct treatment of mentally disordered offenders.

Each fellow is granted a faculty appointment in the USC Department of Psychiatry. Each fellow teaches and supervises USC psychiatric residents and medical students in the area of psychiatry and the law. The fellowship is tailored to meet the educational, training, and experience requirements by ACGME which are necessary for certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The fellow will be expected to make a scholarly contribution by participation in a forensic research project or by undertaking a comprehensive review of a forensic psychiatric topic suitable for publication.

Fringe benefits include health/dental insurance, malpractice insurance, 24 days of vacation, 8 paid sick days, (3 of which can be used as personal leave).

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West Virginia University

Director(s) Cheryl A. Hill, MD, PhD
Forensic Coodinator Sophia Bienek-Cate, MA
Address West Virginia University School of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
930 Chestnut Ridge Road
Morgantown, West Virginia
Telephone (304) 293-3331
Fax (304) 293-8724
Email sbienekcate@hsc.wvu.edu
URL http://www.psychhealthlaw.org
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $62,000


Program description

The Division of Forensic Psychiatry at West Virginia University offers a full-time one-year fellowship designed to provide a comprehensive and practical training experience. Fellows benefit from a balanced clinical and didactic curriculum resulting in an exceptional training experience in all aspects of forensic psychiatry. The breadth of forensic training prepares fellows for National Boards.

The primary training site, Chestnut Ridge Hospital, is the psychiatric center for West Virginia University Hospitals. The hospital is a regional referral center providing fellows with the quantity and diversity of experience necessary for training. Other training sites include a state hospital with designated inpatient forensic units, correctional facilities, a general medical hospital, and affiliated state-wide patient care facilities.

The multi-disciplinary faculty includes adult and child psychiatrists, forensic psychologists, social workers and attorneys. Fellows are supervised by Board Certified forensic psychiatrists. The didactic curriculum integrates a comprehensive review of forensic issues with in-depth concentration on the essential elements of forensic practice. Individual supervision includes both theoretical and pragmatic education.

Fellows are active participants in the educational activities of the department with supervised teaching responsibilities for residents, medical students and other trainees. There are opportunities for evaluations of civil and criminal cases, inpatient evaluations, research, and educational presentations in the community.

Benefits include provision of professional meeting allowance, educational materials, malpractice and health insurance. An additional benefit is living in a university town ranked as the best small city in America, according to a study by Demographics Daily. Please refer to the divisions website for additional information.

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Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Director(s) Stephen A Zerby, MD+
Abhishek Jain, MD
Address WPIC Forensic Psychiatry Program
University of Pittsburgh
3501 Forbes Avenue, 7th Floor Attn: Dr. Jain
Pittsburgh, PA
Telephone (412) 802-8618
Fax (412) 246-5425
Email zerbysa@upmc.edu
URL http://psychiatry.pitt.edu/education/residency_training/forensic_training
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $56097 (PGY-5) and $57304 (PGY-6)


Program description

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) of the University of Pittsburgh offers a one year long fellowship designed to prepare trainees for a career in forensic psychiatry.

The didactic material is provided in the yearlong seminar covering a core curriculum designed to include all the relevant topics, both criminal and civil, in forensic psychiatry, including discussions of the landmark cases. The University of Pittsburgh Law School offers a course in mental health law for the fellows and collaborates in a landmark case seminar. UPMC Forensic Psychiatry Services provides a monthly clinical case conference. Fellows also participate in a quarterly journal club.

The major strength of the program is the depth and range of the clinical experience. Rotations include Torrance State Hospital Forensic Unit and the Allegheny County Behavior Clinic, which is an agency of the criminal court of Allegheny County and the second oldest diagnostic court clinic in the United States. The inclusion of the Allegheny County Behavior Clinic and Torrance State Hospital Forensic Unit assures the fellows of the opportunity to assess the defendants in many major criminal cases involving mental health issues in Allegheny County. Additionally, fellows rotate through both adult and juvenile sexual offenders programs, provide evaluation and treatment at a medium security prison, and conduct assessments for the criminal court of Westmoreland County. Fellows also observe juvenile and family court assessments. Civil cases are referred from various sources such as the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Civil Practice Clinic which yields a wide range of experience. Risk assessments are provided for Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic inpatient and outpatient services. Clinicians who have practical experience and are recognized authorities in their fields including Robert Wettstein, MD, and Edward Mulvey, PhD. Fellows are expected to participate in teaching programs for psychiatry residents and medical students. Research with opportunities for original projects or participation in ongoing studies, particularly in risk assessment for violence, is sponsored by an active and nationally renowned staff.

WPIC is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh, a beautifully restored city, located in scenic western Pennsylvania. The city affords all the amenities of city living including three major professional sports teams, a lively cultural district and the friendliness and convenience of a small town with manageable traveling distances.

Fringe benefits include fees for the annual meeting at AAPL and enrollment in the Forensic Psychiatry Review Course.

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Yale University - Department of Psychiatry

Law and Psychiatry Division

Director(s) Howard V. Zonana, MD*+
Deputy Trg. Dir. Patrick Fox, MD
Address Yale University School of Medicine
Law and Psychiatry Division
34 Park Street
New Haven, CT
Telephone (203) 974-7158
Fax (203) 974-7177
Email howard.zonana@yale.edu
URL http://www.med.yale.edu/psych/residency_brochure/forensic.html
Level PGY-5+
Positions 5
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $56,500- $62,000


Program description

The fellowship is a full-time, one-year experience in the legal regulation of psychiatry and in forensic evaluations. The program is based in the Law and Psychiatry Division of the Department of Psychiatry at Yale with placements at: 1) Yale Law School; 2) Attorney's offices (state's attorney, public defender); 3) New Haven Juvenile Court; 4) Whiting Forensic Division of Connecticut Valley Hospital (maximum and medium security treatment centers; 5) Department of Childrens and Families Facilities; and 6) Department of Correction.

The goals of the program are to train fellows so that they:
1. Understand the legal standards and concepts in civil and criminal forensic evaluations.
2. Learn the principles and current trends in the legal regulation of psychiatric practice; e.g. civil commitment, confidentiality, liability, duty to third parties, physician/patient relationships, ethics, right to refuse treatment and informed consent.
3. Are familiar with the special issues involved with mental health treatment in jail, prisons, maximum security treatment centers and public sector administration.
4. Develop a knowledge base in special areas of psychiatry, such as malingering, hypnosis, neuropsychiatric disorders, epilepsy, sexual disorders, alcohol, etc.
5. Have experience in preparing reports and testifying as an expert witness and consulting to governmental bodies regarding public policy issues.
6. Undertake some research, either empirical or review of the legal and/or psychiatric literature.

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Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission, BC

Director(s) Johann Brink, MB, ChB, BA Hons, FCPsych (SA), FRC
Roy OShaughnessy, MD, FRCPC
Address Director, Clinical Services and Scientific Director
Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission
c/o Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
70 Colony Farm Road
Port Coquitlam, BC
V3C 5X9 Canada
Telephone 604-524-7702
Fax 604-524-7905
Email jbrink@forensic.bc.ca
URL http://www.bcmhas.ca/ForensicService/default.htm
Level
Positions 1
Accredited by ACGME No
Annual Stipend $100,000 Canadian


Program description

Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission (FPSC) offers a one-year clinical fellowship in forensic psychiatry co-administered with the University of British Columbia.

The fellowship prepares psychiatrists to work as experts in criminal and civil forensic mental health settings with rotations in adult, youth, and civil forensics.

The primary training sponsor for adult criminal forensics is FPSC, a multi-site provincial health organization that includes a 190-bed inpatient Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and regional clinics.

The fellowship provides training in all aspects of forensic psychiatry in inpatient, outpatient and correctional settings, including the assessment of competence to stand trial, criminal responsibility, civil liability, and risk for violence. Training includes the management of persons who have been found Unfit to stand trial or Not Criminally Responsible, sex offenders, and probationers.

Training in youth forensics is coordinated through Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services.

Training in civil forensics takes place in specialized clinics and under supervisors practicing in the private sector.

The fellowship program also includes exposure to correctional settings and opportunities for research, continuing medical education, tele-psychiatry, and some travel.

Faculty supervisors are specialized in forensic psychiatry and psychology.

* Level: Psychiatrists eligible for a license to practice medicine in B.C.

In addition to the salary, funding is also provided for attendance at the AAPL annual meeting and Board Review Course.

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McMaster University

Division of Forensic Psychiatry

Director(s) Gary Chaimowitz, MB, ChB, MBA, ABPN (For) FRCP+
Address Division of Forensic Psychiatry
McMaster University/St. Josephs Healthcare
100 West 5th Street
Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3K7, Canada
Telephone (905) 522-1155 ext. 35424
Fax (905) 381-5606
Email chaimow@mcmaster.ca
URL http://www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/psychiatryneuroscience
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME No
Annual Stipend $100, 000 Canadian*


Program description

Two positions in forensic psychiatry are available at this medical school, one of the most innovative in North America. The clinical-academic program, referred to at this Center as a Clinical Scholarship, provides a one year comprehensive experience in all aspects of forensic psychiatry. These include inpatient and outpatient assessments and treatment at a wide variety of settings including forensic maximum, medium and minimum security facilities, detention centers, provincial reformatories and federal penitentiaries. Program staff is active in criminal, civil and juvenile aspects of the subspecialty. There is a formal academic component involving a year-long series of seminars, self-directed reading projects, and the opportunity to be involved in any number of ongoing research projects in the Forensic Program. There is also opportunity for involvement in the department teaching program for interested candidates.

In addition to the two clinical fellowships, there also exists a research fellowship at the Center for Studies of Aggression and Mental Disorder. This has been formed under the auspices of the University and Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre, where internationally renowned researchers are available to supervise a suitably qualified fellow from any academic discipline.

Possession of or eligibility for licensing with the Medical Council of Canada and Royal College of Physicians of Canada, as well as a student visa are required.

* addendum to stipend: Plus opportunity to bill for services when appropriate.

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Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Director(s) J. Arboleda-Florez, MD, FRCPC, PhD
Michael Chan, MD, FRCPC
Address Department of Psychiatry
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6
Canada
Telephone (613) 546-1101 ext. 1136
Fax (613) 547-1501
Email julio.arboleda-florez@queensu.ca
URL http://post.queensu.ca
Level PGY-5 or above
Positions 1
Accredited by ACGME No
Annual Stipend $70, 000 Canadian


Program description

The Forensic Fellowship at Queen's University is organized from the Correctional Service of Canada and draws from a variety of institutions and academic programs aimed at providing the Fellow with a broad base of forensic and correctional issues and theoretical knowledge in Forensic Psychiatry.

The fellow will be based at the Ontario Regional Treatment Centre, a 120-bed psychiatric facility for the treatment of federal penitentiary prisoners. Under supervision, at this facility, the Fellow will learn first hand the interface between correctional and health systems and will be involved in the assessment and treatment of individuals serving from 2 years to life and who suffer from serious mental conditions, comorbidities, or correctional pathologies. Part of the time will be spent at the 30-bed Forensic Unit of the PCCC-MHS, a facility for the assessment of fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility, and treatment of persons found not criminally responsible because of mental disorder. The forensic program at the Hospital has community outreach facilities throughout the area served by the Hospital.

The Fellow will attend a series of forensic seminars at the Department of Psychiatry and will conduct specialized readings on particular areas of Forensic Psychiatry as directed by the Chairperson of the Division at the Department of Psychiatry, Queen's University. On entrance, the Fellow is required to present a plan for a research project to be completed by the end of the Fellowship year.

A multidiscipinary Faculty at the Forensic Psychiatry program at Queen's will be in charge of providing the seminars and directed readings for the Fellow. The following is a partial list of topics to be covered throughout the year. Other topics will be added as required. Forensic Psychiatry-Definition of the field and systems interface; Crime and its biological and social determinants; Criminal competence and fitness to stand trial; Criminal responsibility and psychiatric defenses; Sexual pathologies and social defense; Determinants of violence; Mental illness and violence and health/justice response; Risk assessment and risk management; Competence to undertake civil actions; Landmark cases, Correctional Psychiatry.

The Forensic Fellowship program at Queen's University is a registered program within the Forensic Fellowships Programs of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

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University of Alberta

Department of Psychiatry, Division of Forensic Psychiatry

Director(s) William Friend, MSc, MD, CM, FRCP(C)
Address Box 307
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2J7
Canada
Telephone (780) 342-5572
Fax (780) 342-5182
Email Marie.Hall@albertahealthservices.ca
URL
Level PGY-4 or 5
Positions 1-2
Accredited by ACGME No
Annual Stipend Funded through the University of Alberta Psychiatry Residenc


Program description

This is a one-year program designed to provide experience in criminal forensic psychiatry. Fellows will receive training in assessment of fitness to stand trial, criminal responsibility, treatment of unfit and not criminally responsible patients as well as the preparation of pre-sentence reports. In addition, fellows will be able to obtain experience in adolescent forensic psychiatry and correctional psychiatry.

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University of Ottawa

Director(s) Dominique Bourget, M.D.
Address c/o ROMHC
2nd Floor - Forensics
1145 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7K4
Canada
Telephone (613) 722-6521 ext. 6365
Fax (613) 798-2992
Email brad.booth@rohcg.on.ca
URL
Level PGY-5/6
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME No
Annual Stipend Maximum $100 000 (Canadian)


Program description

With the recognition of Forensic Psychiatry by the Royal College, the University of Ottawa is on the forefront of preparing fellows for a career as a general forensic psychiatrist. As well, we offer opportunities to pursue areas of interest, including sexual behaviours, research, anger disorders, and family Court issues. We have a large number of teaching staff, many of whom are leaders in the field. As well, there are opportunities to train in French and employment opportunities following training.

Fellows will have opportunities in the following areas:
Criminal Responsibility & Fitness to Stand Trial Assessments
- We offer 24 assessment beds on two campuses
- High volume of assessment
- Regular opportunities to testify
Evaluation & Management of Sexual Offenders
- Internationally recognized sexual behaviours clinic
- Research opportunities
- Sexual preference testing
Management of NCR/NGRI acquittees
- We have 78 rehabilitation beds on two campuses
- Significant experience in ORB hearings
Correctional Psychiatry
- 100 bed inpatient facility for seriously mentally ill offenders
- outreach to large local detention centre
Child & Adolescent Forensic Issues, Mental Health Court, Dangerous Offender & Longterm Offender Evaluations, Dysfunctional Anger, Independent Medical Evaluations & Civil law matters, teaching & research

**Applicants must be eligible for an independent practice license through the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario; individuals who qualify for educational licenses will be considered if they have external funding available.

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University of Toronto

Director(s) Phil Klassen, Dr
Address Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
250 College Street
Toronto, Ontario M5T 1R8
Canada
Telephone (416) 535-8501 ext-9074
Fax (416) 979-6965
Email Phil_Klassen@camh.net
URL
Level PGY
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME No
Annual Stipend $95,000 maximum, Canadian *


Program description

The Toronto network is centered at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Experience is provided for assessment and treatment of mentally disordered offenders at all stages of the court process including probation and parole. Consultation experience in local jails, reformatories, penitentiaries and maximum and medium security psychiatric facilities is also provided. A comprehensive seminar program is an integral part of the fellowship during which the fellow has contact with a variety of faculty staff who have different interests within forensic psychiatry. Three of the part-time faculty are jointly qualified in law and psychiatry. Research training is also provided and fellows enrolled for the M.Sc. degree with the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto are preferred.

To be classified as a fellow, one has to have completed training to be eligible for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada examinations and must pass the Medical Council of Canada Evaluating Examinations. Student visas are required.

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