The UT Southwestern School of Medicine Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is a one year training program with a variety of forensic experiences and an extensive didactic curriculum.
The didactic curriculum includes two weekly seminars. The law curriculum includes a landmark case seminar that reviews basic law concepts as well as the AAPL landmark cases. The forensic seminar covers a broad range of topics relating to civil and criminal forensic assessment.
Clinical experiences include rotations at UT Southwestern Medical School, Vernon State Hospital, Terrell State Hospital, the Special Needs Offender Program, and the Dallas VA Medical Center. The rotations offer a variety of experiences including court-ordered forensic evaluations of adults and children, treatment of criminal offenders, disability and fitness for duty evaluations, and consultation to general psychiatrists for involuntary hospitalization, risk assessment, and capacity to consent to treatment. Additionally, there will be opportunity to interact with forensic professionals in private practice in the community.
Fellows are expected to play an active role in teaching medical students and residents and may also have an opportunity to teach correctional officers. Research activity is expected and mentorship will be provided.