Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
Fellows receive a broad exposure to forensic psychiatry through clinical rotations, a rich didactic experience, and supervision by senior faculty.
The fellows receive extensive experience at Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center, the chief forensic facility for the state. This 300-bed accredited, maximum-security forensic facility provides clinical and forensic services to insanity acquittees and mentally ill defendants undergoing restoration to competence to stand trial. Fellows are responsible for conducting forensic evaluations.
Our fellows receive clinical training in the evaluation and treatment of adolescent sex offenders at the Sexual Behavior Clinic at the New York Psychiatric Institute.
Experience in the assessment of competence to stand trial and sentencing evaluations is provided through a rotation at the Bellevue-Manhattan Court Clinic.
Fellows receive additional experience in civil cases through an extended network of private practitioners.
The didactic education is extensive. Fellows participate in a shared curriculum provided by the faculty of several New York-area programs and undertake a supervised research experience. They participate in the monthly seminar of the Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry.
- Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Director, Division of Law, Ethics, and Psychiatry
- Steven K. Hoge, MD, Director, Columbia-Cornell Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program
- Mustaq Siddique, MD, Director, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
- Richard Krueger, MD, Medical Director, Columbia University Sexual Behavior Clinic
Eligible applicants must have a medical degree and completed a psychiatry residency. Applicants must also be eligible to obtain a New York medical license which is necessary prior to entering the program.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen nationals of the United States, or must be lawfully admitted for permanent residence to apply. Unfortunately, candidates seeking visa sponsorship during residency are ineligible to apply to our program.
Applicants for the Fellowship should submit a CV, personal statement, and the common application form provided by the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (in the "Training" tab at https://www.aapl.org/home), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr Steven K. Hoge. Applications will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis. Interviews will be arranged for qualified applicants no sooner than April 1st.
Director: Steven K. Hoge, MD
Program Coordinator: Lucia A. Sanchez-Diaz, BA
Columbia-Cornell Forensic Fellowship Program
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Tel: (646) 774-6342