Forensic Psychiatry Residency Program
In 1974 Michigan established the Center for Forensic Psychiatry to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of patients committed to the Department of Mental Health by the criminal courts. Since its inception the Center has been one of the nations premier training sites for professionals in psychiatry, psychology and other disciplines specializing in the interface between mental health and the law.
The fellowship (residency) program in forensic psychiatry is a one-year, post-residency training program for psychiatrists planning careers in forensic or correctional psychiatry. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Board certified (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) general psychiatrists in good standing who complete this program are qualified to sit for the subspecialty examination in forensic psychiatry.