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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
Zip Code 02114
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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