Psychiatry * Elective Course Description

Course Name: Forensic Psychiatry
Course Number: PS-406 
Elective Type: B1
Coordinator(s):

Paul Noroian, M.D.  (Primary) Paul.Noroian@state.ma.us
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Contact: Cindy Snell   cindy.snell@umassmed.edu 

Department: Psychiatry
Sites Available: Forensic Psychiatry Service ( University Campus - Bryan Building )
Months Offered: May, July through April
Number of Students / Month:
Prerequisites: Completion of 3rd year Psychiatry clerkship 
Elective Description: This elective will expose students to the interactions between the psychiatric and legal systems, emphasizing the impact of the law on psychiatric/medical practice and the role of psychiatry in the legal process. Students will participate in forensic evaluations (e.g. competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, dangerousness, etc. ) as part of  the Forensic Service, and will attend the regular conferences of the nationally renowned Law and Psychiatry Program at UMMS under the direction of Dr. Thomas Grisso. 
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Location: Dr. Paul Noroian, Chief of Psychiatry; Bryan Building; 305 Belmont Street, Worcester - 01604   www.mapquest.com
Website: http://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/