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.