RECENT CHANGE: The University of California-San Diego forensic fellowship is a new program and looking for candidates interested in sharing the launching. The final set-up of the program has changed and is still in negotiation. The portion of the program already confirmed will be structured as several one day or half day components while located at the sponsoring institution, University of California in San Diego. It is designed to pair with a state hospital rotation so as to result in a full well-rounded year. The fellow will spend time at Juvenile Forensics (San Diego County). There is a Navy rotation which will include treatment of female offenders in a brig, sex offender treatment groups and military forensic evaluations. The fellow will rotate on the UCSD medical center consult service to gain experience in competency regarding treatment, guardianship, involuntary hospitalization, forensic geriatric issues and neuropsychological testing in forensic matters. Pretrial criminal evaluations from court appointment or the Public Defender’s office will include the opportunity for the fellow to do reports and testimony, with the supervision of a senior forensic board certified member of UCSD faculty. There is provision for mentoring experience in the community with private practice forensic psychiatrists who do civil work. The fellow will be able to audit classes at the University of San Diego Law School.
The fellow will be given time to work on the required scholarly project. Didactics and seminars conducted with full range of criminal, civil, and legal regulation of psychiatry topics throughout the entire year. Some optional experiences may be arranged especially for the child-trained applicant.