Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is accepting
applications for its ACGME-accredited Fellowship Program in Forensic
Psychiatry (July 2008-June 2009). This program will lead to Board
eligibility in Forensic Psychiatry. Program components include rotations at
the Arkansas State Hospital Forensic Unit in
Little Rock where fellows will conduct
evaluations to include competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility,
and competency to be executed.
Fellows will conduct violence risk assessments,
sexual violence risk assessments, as
well as assessments of suitability for conditional release and civil
commitment. Fellows will have an opportunity to rotate through
a state-of-the-art adolescent sexual offender unit and participate in
juvenile court evaluations.
Other rotations include experience in correctional psychiatry
and experience with civil cases involving
psychiatric disability, compensability, guardianship, parental
fitness and other civil matters.
Fellows will receive weekly supervision by Board-certified
faculty, as well as ongoing discussion and supervision from on-site faculty
members. Didactic program includes instruction in the principles and
practice of forensic psychiatry, the basics of substantive and procedural
law, and case conferences including forensic and psychopharmacologic issues.
Fellows take courses at the
University of Arkansas School of Law. Candidates must have completed a
certified residency in psychiatry prior to July 2006 and be eligible for an
Arkansas medical license.
This ACGME-accredited program is sponsored by the Department of
Psychiatry in the UAMS College of Medicine and the Arkansas Department of
Human Services Division of Behavioral Health Services.
For more information, contact:
Ben Guise, M.D. - Program Director
Ashley Lavender – Program Coordinator
4301 W. Markham Slot 589
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 526-8198 (fax)
4301 W. Markham, Slot 554, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
501.526.8100, 501.526.8199 – fax.