The Columbia/New York State Psychiatric Institute Research Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry was established by the New York State Office of Mental Health to encourage the development of forensic psychiatrists with research skills. The fellowship program is individualized to the skills and interests of each fellow. In general, fellows will be expected to undertake coursework in statistics, research design, grantsmanship, and mental health law, including courses at Columbia Law School. They will have access to the didactic program of the Division of Law, Ethics and Psychiatry, and the Public Sector Psychiatry Fellowship. A primary activity of the fellowship year will involved the design and conduct of a research project under the supervision of Dr. Appelbaum, and depending on the focus, other faculty at Columbia/NYSPI and personnel at the NYS Office of Mental Health.
Appropriate applicants may have completed a forensic fellowship or be intending to pursue one after the fellowship; candidates further along in their careers will also be considered.