Offers forensic elective for residents. Contact program director for details.
The University of North Carolina Hospitals Forensic Psychiatry Residency Training Program is a 12-month educational program with the aim of preparing psychiatrists for a career in forensic psychiatry through a combination of supervised clinical experiences and didactic programs. The program has an emphasis on producing forensic psychiatrists for the public sector. The program provides educational opportunities in a wide range of criminal and civil settings. Residents will receive opportunities to engage in supervised evaluations of individuals involved with the criminal justice system in both pre-trial and post-conviction settings. In addition, residents will obtain training in courtroom testimony, family law, child forensic issues, and civil litigation. Residents will rotate on the forensic unit for the State of North Carolina, the mental health services in a nearby prison, the forensic unit of the Federal Medical Center in Butner, and the child forensic team at the University of North Carolina. They will receive opportunities to provide consultation and liaison to hospitals and work with a preceptor on civil cases. Residents will be expected to engage in scholarship and teaching. The forensic board-certified faculty members and invited speakers provide the didactic portion of the training.