The Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is a one-year training program in addition to the four-year psychiatry residency that focuses on the intersection between psychiatry and the law. Fellows can expect to spend almost half of their time in the Forensic Psychiatry clinic. The program accepts two fellows per year.

Rotations for the fellowship include DYS Clinic, Forensic Services Clinic, and Fulton State Hospital. Fellows will work with multidisciplinary teams including psychiatrists, social workers, psychologists, attorneys, pharmacies, nursing, and allied therapists to provide comprehensive care in an inpatient forensic setting. Fellows will also work with these teams in the assessment of individuals within the civil and criminal court settings. The Forensic Services Clinic performs a wide range of forensic evaluations including competency to stand trial, NGRI, workman’s compensation, malpractice, fitness for duty, mitigation, any many other civil situations. Fellows will participate in these evaluations, prepare reports for the courts, and gain experience testifying in these cases.

How To Apply

Applications open in January with fellowships beginning July the following year. Applications can be submitted online at

Applicants can download the application form, a checklist of supplemental requirements, and application instructions here.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and continue until the program has filled its positions. Programs begin accepting applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship year on January 1, 2021, and interviews begin on April 1, 2021.


Forensic Psychiatry Fellow Alumni Placements

2023 Graduate

  • UPMC Western Maryland, Cumberland MD, Forensic Psychiatrist

2020 Graduate

  • Burrell Behavioral Health, MO, Psychiatrist