Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

The Forensic Psychiatry fellowship is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Oregon Health & Science (OHSU) University School of Medicine. The program features clinical rotations at Oregon State Hospital, Multnomah and Washington County post-release programs, Willamette University College of Law Legal Clinic, and telepsychiatry to Oregon Department of Corrections. Fellows will have opportunities for research at the Oregon State Hospital Forensic Evaluation Service and with OHSU forensic psychiatry mentors. The primary faculty includes 10 board certified psychiatrists who also hold ABPN certification in forensic psychiatry, three lawyers who have extensive experience with mental health law, and two psychologists who have been trained in forensic psychology. The didactic seminar series will include training in both criminal and civil forensic psychiatry as well as seminars devoted to an introduction to law and the legal process, landmark cases in mental health law, and special issues in forensic psychiatry. The teaching faculty includes 17 psychiatrists, 13 lawyers and 4 psychologists. Fellows will be participants in the Department's resident teaching program. Research opportunities are available and encouraged either through participation in ongoing faculty work or development of an independent project with faculty supervision.

Landy Sparr, MD