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Directory of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships for Fellowships

Last revised Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Published by the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships, a Council of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

How to Apply

Forensic psychiatry fellowships do not utilize a formal match process. However, all fellowship programs use a common application form and adhere to a common timeframe for applications and interviews.

Common Application Form

Application Checklist

Applications for the 2022-2023 Fellowship Year

Programs began accepting applications on January 1, 2021, and the “interview season” occurred between April 1 and June 1, 2021. Many programs still have positions open for the 2022-2023 fellowship year; these programs are noted on the list below. Applicants should contact the programs directly to inquire about available positions and application procedures. Applicants can download the 2022-2023 application instructions here.

Applications for the 2023-2024 Fellowship Year

For the 2023-2024 fellowship year, programs will begin accepting applications on May 1, 2022. Interviews will occur between August 1, 2022, and October 3, 2022. Applicants can download the 2023-2024 application instructions here.

US Fellowship Programs

++  Position open for 2022
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York ++
Brown University ++
Case Western Reserve University, Ohio ++
Columbia / Cornell, New York ++
Columbia Research Fellowship  Position open for 2022
Emory University, Georgia ++
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts ++
Louisiana State University - New Orleans, LA ++  Position open for 2022
Louisiana State University - Shreveport, LA ++  Position open for 2022
Medical College of Georgia ++
Medical College of Wisconsin ++  Position open for 2022
Medical University of South Carolina ++  Position open for 2022
New York University Medical Center ++
Northwestern University, Illinois ++
Ohio State University ++  Position open for 2022
Oregon Health and Science University ++  Position open for 2022
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Michigan State University ++  Position open for 2022
Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical ++  Position open for 2022
Saint Elizabeths Hospital/Department of Behavioral Health, Washington, DC ++  Position open for 2022
Saint Louis University, Missouri ++
Stanford University School of Medicine ++  Positions open for 2022-2023
State University of New York at Buffalo ++  Position open for 2022
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York ++
The National Capital Consortium Military Forensic Psychiatry Program, DC ++
Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana ++
University of Arizona Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program ++  Position open for 2022
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ++  Position open for 2022
University of California, Davis ++  Positions open for 2023-2024
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ++
University of California, San Francisco ++  Positions open for 2022-2023
University of Cincinnati ++  Position open for 2022
University of Colorado ++
University of Florida ++  Position open for 2022
University of Maryland School of Medicine ++  Position open for 2022
University of Massachusetts ++  Positions open for 2022-2023
University of Miami, Florida ++  Position open for 2022
University of Michigan, Center for Forensic Psychiatry ++  Position open for 2022
University of Minnesota ++
University of Missouri-Columbia ++
University of Nevada, Las Vegas ++  Positions open for 2022-2023
University of North Carolina ++
University of Pennsylvania ++
University of Rochester, New York ++
University of South Carolina ++  Position open for 2022
University of South Florida, Tampa ++
University of Virginia ++  Position open for 2022
University Texas Southwestern Medical School ++
USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law & Behavioral Medicine, Los Angeles ++  Position open for 2022
West Virginia University ++  Position open for 2022
Yale University, Connecticut ++

* Indicates person is certified by the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry
+ Indicates person is certified by the ABPN with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry
++ Programs accredited by the ACGME (see Notice About Accreditation)

Notice About Accreditation

Forensic psychiatry training programs in the United States may be accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Accredited programs have demonstrated that they met the standards for forensic psychiatry training programs established by the ACGME.

The ACGME first certified training programs in forensic psychiatry in 1997. Persons who graduate from forensic psychiatry training programs certified by the ACGME may apply for the Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) at any time.

Persons who are not graduates of an accredited forensic psychiatry training programs may no longer apply for the inital Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry examination of the ABPN. However, those who already possess Added Qualifications may take the recertification examinations.

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