Fellowship Programs
Fellowship Program Details

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Director(s) Merrill Rotter, MD+
Assistant Program Director Maryam Jahdi, MD
Address Bronx Psychiatric Center
1500 Waters Place
Bronx, NY
Zip Code 10461
Telephone (929) 348-3240
Fax (929) 348-3241
Email merrill.rotter@omh.ny.gov
URL http://www.einstein.yu.edu/departments/psychiatry-behavioral-sciences/fellowships/forensic-psychiatry/
Program Coordinator and Email
Level PGY-5+
Positions 3
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $95,000
Offers forensic elective for medical students. Contact program director for details.
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.

Program description

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is a one year training program in Law and Psychiatry offered by the AECOM Division of Law and Psychiatry. The program combines a comprehensive didactic curriculum with an extensive and varied array of forensic experiences.
The didactic work includes a year-long lecture series which covers all aspects of forensic psychiatry. In addition, fellows will participate in seminars on legal philosophy, landmark cases, psychiatric and forensic ethics, and case reviews. A weekly civil forensic preceptorship is also provided by senior faculty.
The experiential component of the fellowship includes supervised site placements at Bronx Psychiatric Center, Bronx Criminal Court Clinic and Sing Sing Correctional Facility, Westchester Jewish Community Services, the EAC-Bronx Mental Health Court Diversion, Bellevue Hospital Center Division of Forensic Services and the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation Correctional Health Services (Riker's Island) where the fellow gains experience in the following areas: 1) court-ordered forensic evaluations of adult and child cases; 2) examination and treatment of criminal offenders in prison and jail settings (including insanity acquitees and sex offenders); 3) dangerousness assessments; 4) civil assessments for involuntary hospitalization, treatment over objection, outpatient commitment and guardianship; 5) child custody; 6) mental health court-based diversion, 7) immigration, 8) veterans affairs and 9) correctional health administration. All of the above provide ample opportunity for consultation with attorneys and courts, as well as courtroom testimony.
Affiliation with the Pace University School of Law provides additional access to criminal, civil and family court consultations, as well as other teaching and research collaborations.
Fellows are active participants in the division's medical student and resident teaching program. Research activity expected, either through participation in ongoing division work or through the development of an independent project, with anticipated goal of a year-end presentation.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located in a quiet, residential section of Bronx, just minutes from both Manhattan and Westchester County. Fellows can, therefore, choose between an exciting big city or a more gentle suburban setting for living and recreating. All fellowship sites are easily accessible by public transportation, though a car is helpful.
Full program brochure, application instructions and application materials are available under "Program Requirements" on the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship website at the url address noted above. Fellowship positions for the 2020-2021 academic year have been filled. We will be accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year starting in January 2020. Interviews for the 2021-2022 academic year will begin in April 2020. Residents with additional training in child and adolescent psychiatry are encouraged to apply.

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