Fellowship Programs
Fellowship Program Details

University of Arizona Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program

Director(s) Melissa K. Spanggaard, DO*+
Program Director Melissa Spanggaard, D.O.
Address University of Arizona
Department of Psychiatry
Forensic Fellowship Program
2800 E Ajo Way
Behavioral Health Pavilion
Rm. 2014
Tucson, AZ
Zip Code 85714
Telephone 520-874-4501
Fax 520-694-0503
Email jsummerfield@psychiatry.arizona.edu
URL http://psychiatry.arizona.edu/academic-programs
Program Coordinator and Email Jenna Summerfield jsummerfield@psychiatry.arizona.edu
Level PGY5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $66,386
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.

Program description

The University of Arizona College of Medicine Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is a one-year full-time, fully accredited training program offered by the UACOM Department of Psychiatry. The program combines a comprehensive didactic curriculum with an extensive and varied array of forensic experiences.
The experiential component of the fellowship includes supervised site placements at the Arizona Department of Corrections and the UA Department of Psychiatry where the fellow gains experience with legal, correctional, and mental health systems which directly impact forensic psychiatric practice. Fellows are active participants in the department’s medical student and resident teaching programs and the fellow’s year is expected to culminate in a year-end research presentation. Fringe benefits include funding for the AAPL Conference, $800 book allowance, and a meal card.
Fellows are provided many opportunities to gain experience as well as to consult with attorneys and courts, such as:
• Court-ordered forensic evaluations of adult and child cases
• Examination and treatment of criminal offenders in prison and jail setting
• Dangerousness assessments
• Civil assessments for involuntary hospitalization, treatment over objection, outpatient commitment and guardianship
• Child custody
• Mental health court-based diversion
• Correctional health administration

The UA College of Medicine is located in multicultural Tucson, Arizona which offers a sunny climate suitable for year-round outdoor sports and a reasonable cost of living.
• Adult Psychiatry Residency Program Certificate
• License to practice medicine in the state of Arizona
Please include 2 Writing Samples (1- Forensic Evaluation preferred)
• Application -
• Submission to jsummerfield@psychiatry.arizona.edu

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