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Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Program Overview


The Forensic Training program became an ACGME accredited program in 1998, and has graduated approximately 35 Fellows. Our faculty includes 10 forensic psychiatrists, an attorney, a neuropsychologist, and several forensic psychologists.

Our one-year training program includes experiences in criminal, civil, consultative psychiatry, and corrections. Fellows are required to complete over 50 evaluations each year including competency, sanity, mental condition, conditional release, and risk assessments. Fellows also perform Fitness for Duty evaluations for the Denver Police Department (DPD), juvenile risk assessments and IME's. In addition, fellows work in correctional settings at the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Denver Sheriff’s Department (DSD).Fellows also participate in a unique in-jail restoration to competency program.

Fellows participate in various civil and criminal cases as well as mock trial experiences at the University of Denver Law School. There are opportunities to teach and supervise residents, medical students, and complete a scholarly publication and research.

We accept application materials as early as May of your application year.  Interviews typically happen between June and October for the following academic year start. 



Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship received a 5 Year Accredication from ACGME 2008