Fellowship Programs
Fellowship Program Details

Northwestern University

Director(s) Scott Gershan, MD
Address 676 North St. Clair Street, 11th Floor
Chicago, IL
Zip Code 60611
Telephone 312-695-5060
Fax 312-695-5010
Email scott.gershan@northwestern.edu
Program Coordinator and Email
Level PGY5
Positions 2
Accredited by ACGME Yes
Annual Stipend $74,885

Program description

The one-year, full-time, ACGME-accredited Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program offers training in law and psychiatry and is designed to develop proficiency in all aspects of forensic psychiatric practice, including didactic study and supervised clinical experiences. The goal of the program is to enable forensic fellow(s) to understand and effectively interface with the legal system and to provide ethical, quality, and timely professional expert services in a wide variety of civil and criminal forensic evaluations. We aim to work with fellows to develop an area of special interest within forensic psychiatry during the fellowship year, and tailor the experience to the individual interests and career goals of each fellow. Unique features of our fellowship include that fellows participate in complex civil and criminal forensic cases in the faculty practice; fellows get frequent testimony experience in mental health court; we have a strong focus on child, adolescent, and parenting issues; fellows are able to apply for the Cavanaugh Fellow with research mentorship and funding from the Isaac Ray Research Program; current and former fellows and division faculty meet monthly for forensic journal club; our didactic curriculum is led by a JD with expertise in mental health law; and we have a large number of forensic psychiatrists and psychologists on faculty so fellows have the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of forensic experts.

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