(Note: Program is not currently accepting applications)
The Medstar Georgetown University Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is a one year full time PGY 5 training program. The fellowship trains psychiatrists who have completed their general psychiatry residency and who wish to prepare for the specialty of forensic psychiatry. The goal of the program is to train competent, socially responsible, ethical practitioners of general and forensic psychiatry.
The program presents comprehensive didactic curricula covering the principles and foundations of forensic psychiatry in both law and science of human behavior. The program also emphasizes teaching of expertise in the performance of forensic evaluations. Skills include both the treatment of populations of mentally ill involved in the criminal justice system, people with addictive disorders in the legal system, and children with behavioral problems that interact with the legal system. Additionally, those skills associated with the legal system relating to the performing of evaluations, detection of malingering, writing of forensic reports, the presentation of those reports and effectively testifying in court are covered in the curricula. All of the clinical rotations have been chosen to provide a full learning experience in more specific skills, as well as in the core competencies for forensic psychiatry.
Fringe benefits include a fully paid trip to the annual meeting of AAPL and the board review course.