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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Forensic psychiatry residency application information

To be eligible for entry into the forensic residency training program, the applicant must have completed a three-year ACGME accredited training program in general psychiatry or an approved program that combines general and child and adolescent psychiatry.

The application process requires the following:

  • A completed application
  • A personal statement of one to two pages in length
  • Four letters of recommendation.  One of these letters should be from the Dean of Student Affairs of your medical school, one from your current training director and two from psychiatrists familiar with your work who should comment on past performance and professional integrity.
  • A copy of your medical school transcript and diploma
  • Two general writing samples.  These writing samples may include  forensic reports or evaluations, authored articles, papers, or patient  evaluations/discharge summaries.
  • A copy of your current medical license
  • A curriculum vitae

Acrobat Reader version 6 or higher is required in order to complete the application - click here to download the latest version of Acrobat Reader.  

The application can be submitted via electronic or postal mail to:
David Spagnolo
Forensic Psychiatry Case Manager
Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program Coordinator
Division of Psychiatry and the Law
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
UC Davis Medical Center
2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
E-mail:  david.spagnolo@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Please contact Mr. Spagnolo directly at (916) 734-0870 or via e-mail if you have any questions regarding the application process.

Those applicants selected for the program must have a valid California medical license prior to beginning training

Charles L. Scott, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Chief, Division of Psychiatry and the Law
Director, Forensic Psychiatry Residency Training Program
E-mail: charles.scott@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
Office: (916) 734-7471
Fax: (916) 703-5261