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Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychology

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Program Overview


The Forensic Training program became an ACGME accredited program in 1998, and has graduated approximately 24 Fellows.

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. Residents also perform Fitness for Duty evaluations for the Denver Police Department (DPD), child custody and parental rights termination, and asylum evaluations. In addition, residents work in correctional settings at the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Denver Sheriff’s Department (DSD).

Fellows participate in various civil and criminal cases as well as mock trial experiences at the University of Denver Law School and NITA (National Institute for Trial Advocacy). There are opportunities to teach and supervise residents, and complete a scholarly publication and research.

We accept application materials as early as May the year before the Fellowship begins in July the following year. For applicants after December the year before the beginning of the fellowship in July the following year, applicants should check with Dr. Martinez and the Program Coordinator.



Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship received a 5 Year Accredication from ACGME 2008