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McMaster University

Division of Forensic Psychiatry

Director(s) Gary Chaimowitz, MB, ChB, MBA, ABPN (For) FRCP+
Address Division of Forensic Psychiatry
McMaster University/St. Josephs Healthcare
100 West 5th Street
Hamilton, Ontario, L8N 3K7, Canada
Zip Code L8N 3K7
Telephone (905) 522-1155 ext. 35424
Fax (905) 381-5606
Email chaimow@mcmaster.ca
URL http://www.fhs.mcmaster.ca/psychiatryneuroscience
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME No
Annual Stipend $100, 000 Canadian*


Program description

Two positions in forensic psychiatry are available at this medical school, one of the most innovative in North America. The clinical-academic program, referred to at this Center as a Clinical Scholarship, provides a one year comprehensive experience in all aspects of forensic psychiatry. These include inpatient and outpatient assessments and treatment at a wide variety of settings including forensic maximum, medium and minimum security facilities, detention centers, provincial reformatories and federal penitentiaries. Program staff is active in criminal, civil and juvenile aspects of the subspecialty. There is a formal academic component involving a year-long series of seminars, self-directed reading projects, and the opportunity to be involved in any number of ongoing research projects in the Forensic Program. There is also opportunity for involvement in the department teaching program for interested candidates.

In addition to the two clinical fellowships, there also exists a research fellowship at the Center for Studies of Aggression and Mental Disorder. This has been formed under the auspices of the University and Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre, where internationally renowned researchers are available to supervise a suitably qualified fellow from any academic discipline.

Possession of or eligibility for licensing with the Medical Council of Canada and Royal College of Physicians of Canada, as well as a student visa are required.

* addendum to stipend: Plus opportunity to bill for services when appropriate.

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