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University of California, Los Angeles

Director(s) Robert Weinstock, M.D.*+
Assistant Director
Address UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Department of Psychiatry, Office of Education
760 Westwood Plaza, Room 37-384
Los Angeles, CA 90024-1759
Zip Code 90024
Telephone 310-339-6691
Fax 310-473-7899
Email rweinstomd@gmail.com
URL http://https://www.semel.ucla.edu/psychiatry-residency
Program Coordinator and Email Ron Lopez RonaldLopez@mednet.ucla.edu
Level PGY-5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $64,556 plus benefits
Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.


Program description

The UCLA forensic psychiatry fellowship program emphasizes educational value over service and will prepare fellows not only for forensic practice but also to become leaders in academic and organizational forensic psychiatry. Fellows are expected to do research with a faculty member that will result in a publishable paper or submission to a national professional meeting. They will attend the AAPL annual meeting and review course paid for by the fellowship and will be encouraged to attend other professional meetings where they either are presenting or play a role in the organization. UCLA has unusual breadth to our high quality faculty many of whom have national and international reputations and have been involved in high profile cases. There will be an emphasis on learning how to do strong forensic assessments, reports, and testimony. There will be seminars on all aspects of forensic psychiatry including one with a special focus on resolving ethics dilemmas. Fellows will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of private forensic practitioners on cases, a majority of which being civil cases. They will also work on Los Angeles County forensic cases and participate in court panels. Forensic fellows will have unique opportunities to work at UCLA Law School. Additionally, a component of the curriculum will involve work with veterans and their forensic issues including evaluations for service connected disabilities, disruptive behavior, PTSD, dangerousness issues, and consultation to veterans courts. There will be a balanced exposure to both civil and criminal forensic psychiatry as well as the legal regulation of psychiatry.

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