Published by the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships, a Council of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
In October 2019, the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships approved the use of a common application form for the 2021-2022 fellowship year. Applicants can download the application form, a checklist of supplemental requirements, and application instructions here.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and continue until the program has filled its positions. Programs begin accepting applications for the 2021-2022 fellowship year on January 1, 2020, and interviews begin on April 1, 2020.
Forensic psychiatry training programs in the United States may be accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Accredited programs have demonstrated that they met the standards for forensic psychiatry training programs established by the ACGME.
The ACGME first certified training programs in forensic psychiatry in 1997. Persons who graduate from forensic psychiatry training programs certified by the ACGME may apply for the Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) at any time.
Persons who are not graduates of an accredited forensic psychiatry training programs may no longer apply for the inital Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry examination of the ABPN. However, those who already possess Added Qualifications may take the recertification examinations.