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Law and Psychiatry Fellowship Program

We began reviewing applications on June 1, 2023, and will invite interviewees shortly. Virtual interviews will take place on September 15 and Sept 19, 2023.

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program

The Yale fellowship began in 1979 and quickly gained a national reputation for excellence and innovation in forensic psychiatry education. Under the leadership of Howard Zonana, MD, the program has grown to an enrollment of 5 fellows per year, making it one of the largest forensic training programs in the country. The fellowship is a one-year, full-time, ACGME-accredited educational program that offers two tracks:

  • General adult (4 positions)
  • Child (1 position)

The program trains psychiatrists to develop expertise in the complex intersection of psychiatry, law, ethics, and public policy. It offers a broad-based training experience, with particular strengths in the areas of criminal law, public sector forensic psychiatry, and research/scholarship. Graduates of the fellowship become leaders in forensic psychiatry, influencing the direction of clinical practice, research, education, and mental health policy at the national and international levels.