The University of Maryland program is one of the oldest and most well-established forensic training programs in the country. It is fully accredited by the ACGME. Our graduates include many successful and highly regarded forensic clinicians. The program is rigorous and well-received by trainees.
Fellows divide their time between the forensic hospital, Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center, the Medical Office of the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, and two correctional sites, the Maryland Reception and Diagnostic Center and the Howard County Detention Center. The fellows perform evaluations under supervision, participate in some treatment settings, and provide forensic reports and testimony.
Fellows also engage in civil forensic cases through the Manfred Guttmacher Clinic and by assisting the private forensic faculty in their cases.
There are several formal didactic series throughout the year including the Forensic Seminar, Forensic Case Rounds, Writing Seminar and others. Fellows attend classes at the University of Maryland School of Law. There is also training in research design, and the fellows are responsible for a research project during the year long program. Psychiatric residents and other students rotate through the various training sites and fellows are responsible for supervision and teaching.
Faculty supervision is always available at all sites, and often there are lively debates amongst faculty and trainees.
Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications are accepted starting April 1st, and interviews are conducted from April through early September. Applications are available for download from the fellowship web site.
We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 year and have expanded to three training positions. One position is for a board certified or board eligible child psychiatrist. This position will have a training track geared toward juvenile civil and criminal evaluations.