Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Applicant Info

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Application Information

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Lisa Hearns
Psychiatry Residency & Fellowships Coordinator

616.258.7401 |

How To Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Pine Rest Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program! Our program is accredited for two fellows per year. We look forward to exploring all interested and qualified applicants who will be a great fit with our programs.

We ask applicants to complete four years of an accredited psychiatry residency program prior to the start date of the fellowship program.

Program applicants are required to show evidence of academic excellence, clinical interest in the field of forensic psychiatry, a high level of professionalism, high ethical standards, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, potential for successful completion of the fellowship program, and potential for the practice of medicine within the U.S. healthcare system.

Please send applications directly to our Residency & Fellowships Coordinator, Lisa Hearns:

Application materials include:

  • Three original letters of recommendation; one of the letters must be from your current training director, the remaining two should be from current faculty that know your work. All letters of recommendation must address your clinical knowledge and skills as listed above.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE (including Step III) or COMLEX (Including level 3) scores, which must be passed prior to starting the fellowship

Decisions regarding candidate selection for the program are made by the Forensic Fellowship Selection and Evaluation Committee, based on the applicant’s academic record; clinical, research, and other work experience; letters of recommendation; interviews with departmental faculty and other staff; and demonstration of personal characteristics that may be pertinent to training in and the practice of Forensic Psychiatry.

Applicants who meet program requirements will be considered for interview with departmental faculty based on the number of interview slots available and their academic competitiveness with other candidates.

Following interviews, the Selection and Evaluation Committee will review candidates’ application materials and comments of faculty and staff who have interacted with the candidates