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Emory University

Director(s) Peter Ash, MD*+
Address Psychiatry -- Suite 200
12 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA
Zip Code 30329
Telephone (404) 727-3244
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 $65,000
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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