Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
Our one-year, full-time fellowship training program is a balanced academic and clinical program providing clinical, research and teaching opportunities. Our full-time academic faculty includes five forensic fellowship-trained, board-certified psychiatrists, a professor of law, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a forensic psychologist and various clinical faculty who attend and supervise highly interactive seminars covering their areas of expertise.
Under close faculty supervision, our fellows perform forensic evaluations, including but not limited to competency, criminal responsibility, dangerousness, civil commitment, guardianship, disability, personal injury and child issues. They also rotate through a consultation-liaison service, detention center clinic, reception center and the Department of Corrections.
Our expectations are the highest. Weekly seminars include Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-recommended and other pertinent forensic psychiatry topics, case presentations and landmark case review. Fellows also study landmark cases with a UF Professor of Law and attend a Psychiatry and the Law [or related] course at the Levin College of Law.
There are opportunities for teaching forensic psychiatry to medical and law students and psychiatry residents. Support staff and faculty are available to promote and help carry out research interests.
Fellows are expected to produce a thoughtful, scholarly product suitable for submission for publication by the end of their fellowship year. This could be a research project, legal case write-up or case report.