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.