The NYU Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited one-year full time program designed to develop proficiency in all aspects of forensic psychiatric practice: evaluation, report writing, courtroom testimony and psychiatric treatment in correctional settings.
The NYU Forensic Psychiatry Fellows participate in supervised forensic experiences in five principal rotations. These rotations include a court-based evaluation clinic, an acute forensic psychiatric unit located in a general hospital, a correctional facility, a forensic state hospital, and a court mandated outpatient treatment program. Fellows also have a part-time supervised rotation in a general forensic psychiatry private practice, which includes exposure to civil cases and child and adolescent forensic evaluations.
The didactic curriculum includes educational modules on forensic assessment, criminal law, civil law, mental health law, correctional psychiatry, the legal system, child and adolescent forensic psychiatry, neuroscience in forensic psychiatry, and forensic research. This curriculum is shared with the other New York City area forensic fellowship programs. An additional NYU-specific yearlong didactic experience includes seminars on ethics, the fundamentals of the law and legal system, and addiction medicine. Furthermore, NYU forensic psychiatry fellows participate in a Mental Health Disability law class at NYU School of Law, multiple mock trial experiences, and scholarly projects that are presented at Grand Rounds.
Please refer to the NYU website listed above for information about the application process and deadlines.