Offers forensic elective for medical students. Contact program director for details.
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.
A one year, full-time fellowship training program in Forensic Psychiatry with major clinical rotations at the Forensic Psychiatric Clinic for the New York Criminal and Supreme Courts, the Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward (an acute care jail unit within a general hospital), the Assisted Outpatient Treatment Program for Manhattan and the Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, a forensic state hospital. Additional rotations include private practice evaluations on a wide range of topics.
In addition to the clinical rotations, approximately 1.5 days/week are devoted to didactics. The didactic core curriculum, shared by the Columbia, Einstein and Rutgers fellowships, includes courses and seminars in Landmark Cases in Mental Health Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Mental Health Law, Legal Process, Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry, Correctional Psychiatry and Ethics. Additional training throughout the year is provided in leadership skills, including administrative psychiatry and teaching.
Each fellow participates in a 9-month research seminar and journal club with the expectation of completion of and submission to a peer-reviewed journal or national conference of an original scholarly project. The fellow will receive direct research supervision and mentorship from faculty.
The fellowship also offer three mock trial experiences, including one with Cardozo School of Law, and participation in the NYU Law School Mental Health Law class. Fellows have also gone on a field trip to the US Supreme Court the last sevearl years to hear a mental health related case.
Please refer to the NYU website listed above for information about the application process and deadlines.