Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry

The Forensic fellowship is designed to train psychiatrists in law and psychiatry who will devote their careers to practice, teaching, and research in forensic psychiatry. Although the program presents a firm theoretical background, its major strength lies in teaching the pragmatic skills of performing evaluations, detecting malingering, writing forensic reports, and giving effective court testimony.

Fellows take courses at CWRU Law School and participate in a seminar on Landmark Mental Health Law Cases. Clinical experience in a criminal court psychiatric clinic, juvenile court psychiatric clinic, mentally disordered offenders program, and inpatient forensic unit are individually tailored to the interests of each fellow.

Candidates for the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowships must have completed at least four years of training in general or child psychiatry, and demonstrate a substantial interest in a career in Forensic Psychiatry.

The program consists of one year of didactic study and supervised clinical experience working in the area of law and psychiatry. A concentration in child forensic psychiatry is available.

The fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The Fellowship experience will prepare Fellows and make them eligible to take the examination for Added Qualification in Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

How to Apply

Applications for fellowship are made by residents who have completed their third year of general psychiatry training. Contact:

Phillip Resnick, MD | Curriculum Vitae

phone: 216-844-3415 | fax: 216-844-1703


Joyce Parker, Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
W.O. Walker Center 
10524 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, Ohio 44106
phone: 216.844.8749 | fax: 216.844.1703 | joyce.parker@uhhospitals.org