UMMS Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry

Forensic Rotations

VI. Elective Clinical Rotations

In addition to the rotations noted above, elective opportunities for residents include the following:

  1. CONSULTATIONS/CASE DISCUSSIONS WITH UMMS ETHICS OFFICE:
    Involvement with UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Ethics/Treatment Issues Committee, where ethics consult cases are discussed retrospectively. Through this elective, fellows attend the medical center’s Ethics/Treatment Issues Committee meetings and gain experience with general medical ethics and ethical issues arising in a tertiary-care teaching hospital. Opportunities for scheduled case discussions are also available with faculty form the Ethics Consultation Team and with the Treatment Issues Committee. Residents pursuing this elective may also have opportunities to teach ethics to medical students and psychology trainees.

  2. CHILD AND FAMILY FORENSIC CENTER (CFFC):
    During electives with the Child and Family Forensic Center, fellows receive individual supervision on their cases, and may attend case conferences and seminars through the CFFC. The CFFC provides psychiatric and psychological consultations, evaluations and intervention for children and families involved in complex divorce, custody, visitation, termination of parental rights, adoption, juvenile, and personal injury cases.