Offers forensic elective for medical students. Contact program director for details.
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.
The University of Minnesota Fellowship training in Forensic Psychiatry is a 12 month full time program focused on developing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes leading to proficiency in the following domains:
• Provision of psychiatric expertise in legal matters
• Systems issues involved in mental health care delivery to forensic populations
• Legal regulation of psychiatric practice
The program is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities campus. Additional clinical training is provided at the following sites:
• St. Peter Regional Treatment Center
• Fourth Judicial District Court Clinic (in Minneapolis)
• Center for New Americans at the University of Minnesota Law School
The faculty includes four fellowship trained forensic psychiatrists, a child psychiatrist and three doctorate level psychologists. In addition, law school faculty, district court judges and experts in practice in the community regularly take classes for fellows. During the course of their training fellows familiarize themselves with the core medico-legal issues in a myriad of criminal and civil settings. Didactics cover the core theoretical aspects in forensic psychiatry including landmarks cases of precedential value, and clinical training includes hands on experience in the application of statistical tools and psychological tests that aid forensic evaluations.
Apart from annual stipend and benefits, program benefits also include fully paid trips to attend the annual meeting of AAPL and the three day review course immediately preceding the meeting.