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Message from the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships (ADFPF)

To our applicants for the 2021-2022 fellowship year

The coronavirus has changed our lives in the past few weeks, and the ADFPF understands that our fellowship applicants have been placed under substantial personal and professional stress. During this uncertain time, we, the directors of the forensic fellowship programs in the U.S and Canada would like to reassure applicants that we are committed to a flexible and individualized approach to help you explore your opportunities for July 1, 2021. In an effort to help applicants make plans for after the coronavirus crisis has ended, the ADFPF has decided not to postpone the fellowship interview season that is scheduled to begin on April 1, 2020. However, given the current circumstances, we have asked all fellowship program directors to employ maximum flexibility when interviewing applicants. This can include:

  • Conducting remote interviews by telephone or video-conference.
  • Allowing applicants to cancel, reschedule, or divide interviews into several days in order to better accommodate other professional and personal obligations, even with short notice.
  • Allowing in-person visits if needed, even after remote interviews, when travel restrictions are lifted.
  • The ADFPF has agreed that no applicant would be required to accept or decline a position before May 15, 2020 if the applicant wished to apply and interview with additional programs before May 15, 2020.

Please know that the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships recognizes the difficulty inherent in making commitments for future training in such an uncertain time. We are committed to supporting you through this year’s unusual recruitment process. If you are interested in a particular program, do not hesitate to contact the program director at that location to discuss options for your application and interviewing. And please do not hesitate to contact the ADFPF President, Dr. Richard Martinez, at 303-217-3846 or at richardp.martinez@state.co.us at any time with questions or concerns.

Directory of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships for Fellowships Beginning July 1, 2021 and July 1, 2021

Last revised Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Published by the Association of Directors of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships, a Council of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.

How to Apply

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 2022-2023 fellowship year on January 1, 2021, and interviews begin on April 1, 2021.

US Fellowship Programs

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York ++
Brown University ++  Positions full for 2021/22
Case Western Reserve University, Ohio ++
Columbia / Cornell, New York ++
Columbia Research Fellowship  Position open for 2021
Emory University, Georgia ++
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts ++
Louisiana State University - New Orleans, LA ++  Position open for 2021
Louisiana State University - Shreveport, LA ++  Position open for 2021
Medical College of Georgia ++
Medical College of Wisconsin ++  Position open for 2021
Medical University of South Carolina ++  Position open for 2021
New York University Medical Center ++
Northwestern University, Illinois ++  Position open for 2021
Ohio State University ++  Position open for 2021
Oregon Health and Science University ++  Position open for 2021
Rutgers University - Robert Wood Johnson Medical ++  Position open for 2021
Saint Elizabeths Hospital/Department of Behavioral Health, Washington, DC ++  Position open for 2021
Saint Louis University, Missouri ++
State University of New York at Buffalo ++  Position open for 2021
SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York ++
The National Capital Consortium Military Forensic Psychiatry Program, DC ++
Tulane University School of Medicine, Louisiana ++  Position open for 2021
University of Arizona Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program ++  Position open for 2021
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences ++  Position open for 2021
University of California, Davis ++
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ++
University of California, San Francisco ++
University of Cincinnati ++  Position open for 2021
University of Colorado ++
University of Florida ++  Position open for 2021
University of Maryland School of Medicine ++
University of Massachusetts ++  Position open for 2021  Position open for 2020
University of Miami, Florida ++  Position open for 2021
University of Michigan, Center for Forensic Psychiatry ++  Position open for 2021
University of Minnesota ++  Position open for 2021
University of Missouri-Columbia ++
University of North Carolina ++
University of Pennsylvania ++
University of Rochester, New York ++
University of South Carolina ++
University of South Florida, Tampa ++
University of Virginia ++  Position open for 2021
University Texas Southwestern Medical School ++
USC Institute of Psychiatry, Law & Behavioral Medicine, Los Angeles ++  Position open for 2021
West Virginia University ++  Position open for 2021
Yale University, Connecticut ++

* Indicates person is certified by the American Board of Forensic Psychiatry
+ Indicates person is certified by the ABPN with Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry
++ Programs accredited by the ACGME (see Notice About Accreditation)

Notice About Accreditation

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.

Instructions for Program Directors

Program directors can now update program data through the Members Login section. After login, see choices under Directors Functions.

For changes in program directorship, contact us.