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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Forensic psychiatry residency training program

The forensic psychiatry residency training program provides extensive exposure to a variety of criminal and civil forensic psychiatry experiences.  This 12-month training program is accredited by the ACGME.  The primary educational training site is the University of California, Davis Medical Center in California’s state capital, Sacramento.

The forensic psychiatry division’s mission is to provide the highest level of training in forensic psychiatry. The program is designed to facilitate the forensic resident’s successful completion of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s board examination for the Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry.  Graduating residents will be skilled in working in a variety of forensic settings and in interfacing with attorneys and courts. The resident is also assisted with the development of a forensic research project or paper.

Extensive didactic seminars are provided for the forensic resident in both criminal and civil forensic psychiatry. These include a forensic didactic topic seminar, a seminar on court testimony and forensic report writing skills, a seminar on key landmark mental health law cases and a research seminar.  In addition, the forensic residents are provided funding to attend the annual American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Forensic Pscyhiatry Review Course and annual meeting.

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