Clinical Rotations

Forensic Psychiatry Sample Schedule

6- month block: Oregon State Hospital full time with Seminars on Friday afternoons

6- month block: Various Experiences as listed in table below

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1
Mental Health Treatment Court
Washington County Jail Private Practice
Multnomah County Detention Center
Telepsychiatry (AM)

Seminars (PM)

Week 2
Intercultural Psychiatric Clinic
Willamette University Clinical Law Program
Washington County Jail
Multnomah County Detention Center
Telepsychiatry (AM)

Seminars (PM)

Week 3
Mental Health Treatment Court
Washington County Jail
 Private Practice Multnomah County Detention Center
Telepsychiatry (AM)

Seminars (PM)

Week 4
Intercultural Psychiatric Clinic
Willamette University Clinical Law Program
Washington County Jail
Multnomah County Detention Center
Telepsychiatry (AM)

Seminars (PM)




Rotation Schedule Overview

The fellowship year is divided into three blocks. Two of them are 6-month blocks that occurs Monday through Thursday. The third block consists of didactics that occur every Friday for the entire year.

One block (the Oregon State Hospital block, or OSH block) is spent working at the Oregon State Hospital (OSH) in Salem, Oregon for four days per week for 6 months doing a variety of forensic evaluations, including competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility and Psychiatric Security Review Board (PSRB) evaluations.

The second block (the Multi-Site block, or MS block) is composed of almost all of the rest of the rotations at various sites in Portland, Hillsboro, and Salem.

The Friday block, which is conducted at OHSU, consists of one half-day every other Friday of telepsychiatry (it starts early, at 7 a.m.) with a general correctional population, one hour of supervision time with Dr. Joseph Bloom alternating with landmark cases approximately every other week and formal didactics (two lectures) every Friday afternoon.

Rotations in Detail

Oregon State Hospital (OSH)

  • Inpatient and outpatient forensic psychiatry evaluation service
  • Salem
  • 6 months, Mon-Thurs
  • Wednesday 8-9 AM is the Forensic Evaluation Service (FES, your department) continuing education seminar
  • The FES is a great department and the psychologists will help you a lot
  • An average case load for a fellow consists of about two competency evaluations per week or one criminal responsibility per week.
  • All fellows have one hour of individual supervision per week with Dr. Octavio Choi. Additional supervision on an as-needed basis.

Clinical Law Program (CLP)

  • Willamette University College of Law, Clinical Law Program
  • Salem
  • 6 months, two days a month, usually the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
  • The client population consists of persons in need of legal services but unable to obtain those services due to low socioeconomic status.
  • Most of the forensic psychiatry work is done in the International Human Rights Clinic and the Child and Family Advocacy Clinic. The International Clinic meets on Tuesdays and the Family Clinic on Wednesdays. Fellows usually give one to two lectures in both clinics during the course of the semester.

Private Practice Forensics

  • Private practice psychiatry
  • Beaverton, OR
  • 6 months, 2 days per month
  • Stewart Newman, M.D.drstew@mindmatterspc.com cell: 503-516-4110
  • You will review private forensic psychiatric cases, usually IMEs, disability cases and learn the logistics of establishing and maintaining a forensic psychiatry practice. You will also discuss landmark cases.

ODOC Telepsychiatry

  • Clinical care by real-time audio-video feed for prisoners in Ontario, Oregon
  • They are on Mountain Standard/Daylight Time – important when you are trying to work out logistics with them.
  • The clinic where you work is in Portland, on the hill at OHSU every Friday morning for six months