Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Overview
The fellowship is a one year, ACGME accredited program providing experiences in institutionalized, inpatient, and outpatient settings.
Goals of the Program
- Knowledge of psychiatric evaluation of individuals with a history of: criminal behavior, criminal responsibility and competency for trial, dangerousness, and sexual misconduct
- Knowledge and application of civil law when conducting a psychiatric review of individuals with the above listed issues
- Assessment of competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, amnesia
- Familiarity with ethical, administrative and legal issues in forensic psychiatry
- Evaluation and treatment of incarcerated individuals
- Ability to assess dangerousness
- Ability to write forensic reports
- Knowledge of civil and criminal law
- Knowledge of the relevancy of legal documentation
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
One of the largest behavioral health provider in the United States; here, fellows will complete psychiatric evaluations and suicide/risk assessments in a 198-bed acute care psychiatric inpatient facility.
Michigan Department of Corrections—Ionia County Maximum Security Prison
This maximum-security prison is a location in which fellows will gain practical knowledge in direct care with those with persistent and severe mental health concerns and provide care to incarcerated patients.
Metro Health – University of Michigan Health
Fellows will complete rounds at a 208-bed inpatient hospital completing suicide/risk assessments under the direction of Dr. Jack Mahdasian, MD.