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Forensic Psychiatry - PSYH 574

Prerequisites:

Neurology and Psychiatry Clerkships

Location:

University of Maryland

Description and Goals:

Forensic Psychiatry deals with various aspects of human behavior as they apply to the law. The court psychiatrist assists the court in evaluating an individual so true justice can prevail, society can be protected, and the individual rehabilitated. This course is based at the Medical Office in the Court House in downtown Baltimore. The course covers lectures on the structure of the courts and various psychiatric-legal tests, visits to courtrooms, correctional institutions, maximum security hospitals, examinations of offenders, staff conferences, etc. Students will be required to attend psychiatric evaluations, to complete required readings, spend afternoons observing in court or participate in additional clinical activities as determined by the supervising faculty or Dr. Staiti.

Number of Students:

1

Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48

Hours:

Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Gregory Fey, M.D.
(410) 396-5013
Gregory.Fey@courts.state.md.us  

Administrative Contact:

Francesca Staiti, M.D.
(410) 328-6325
fstaiti@psych.umaryland.edu  

Additional Information:

Students must contact Dr. Staiti prior to registration.

 

Last Revision: April 11, 2013