Offers forensic elective for medical students. Contact program director for details.
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.
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.