Mission Statement:  To train residents to conduct the highest caliber of evidence-based objective forensic psychiatric assessments and consultations in both the civil and criminal justice systems. 

The forensic psychiatry fellowship training program provides extensive exposure to a variety of criminal and civil forensic psychiatry experiences.  This 12-month fellowship is accredited by the ACGME.  The primary educational training site is the UC 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 fellow’s successful completion of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s board examination for the Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry.  Graduating fellows will be skilled in working in a variety of forensic settings and in interfacing with attorneys and courts. The fellow is also assisted with the development of a forensic research project or paper.

Extensive didactic seminars are provided for the forensic fellow 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 fellows are provided funding to attend the annual American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Forensic Psychiatry 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:  clscott@ucdavis.edu
Office:  (916) 734-7471
Fax:      (916) 734-3384