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University of Virginia

Department of Psychiatric Medicine

Director(s) Bruce Cohen, MD+
Address University of Virginia Health System
Box 800623
Charlottesville, VA
Zip Code 22908
Telephone (434) 924-2241
Fax (434) 924-8496
Email bjc8k@virginia.edu
URL http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/internet/psych-training/residencies/forensic.cfm
Program Coordinator and Email
Level PGY-5
Positions 1
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend 64,915


Program description

Program description
The program offers clinical experience, a variety of interdisciplinary training seminars, and research experience in the areas of criminal, civil, administrative, and correctional psychiatry. Clinical training takes place at 3 primary sites: The University of Virginia Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy (ILPPP) Outpatient Forensic Clinic; the Western State Hospital inpatient forensic unit; and the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women. Residents also receive extensive specialized training through courses at the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy. These courses include a week-long training program on how to perform criminal forensic assessments as well as advanced one to three day training programs on risk assessment for violence, capital sentencing evaluations, sexual offender evaluations, and forensic assessment of juveniles. Residents also audit courses at the University of Virginia School of Law. Residents attend a weekly multidisciplinary case conference. Residents also engage in a supervised, empirical research project. Travel and lodging to attend the AAPL Forensic Psychiatry Review Course also is provided.

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