Teaching forensic psychiatry to psychiatric residents.
M. K. Marrocco, J. C. Uecker and J. R. Ciccone,
Bull. Amer. Acad. Psychiatry & the Law
23(1): 83-91, 1995.
This study outlines current trends in the education of psychiatric residents in forensic psychiatry. As
general psychiatrists are more frequently confronted with issues pertaining to psychiatry and the law,
residency training in these areas becomes increasingly important. In order to study the educational
experience of psychiatric residents in forensic psychiatry, a survey was sent to all residency training
directors in the United States and Canada. The findings of the study included a description of
didactics and experiential rotations in forensic psychiatry, the background of those teaching
forensics, inclusion of key topics in the curriculum, and the training directors' opinions of both the
importance of forensic education and the inclusion of these specific topics in the curriculum.