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UMass Chan Medical School Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry

General Information

Summary Timeline for 2025-2026 Fellowship

  • May 1, 2024: First day that programs can review applications and/or contact applicants
    to schedule interviews.
  • August 1, 2024: First day that programs can conduct interviews.

  • September 16, 2024: First day that programs can offer positions to candidates.

  • 7 calendar days after offer of position: Programs can withdraw an offer if they have not
    received an acceptance from the applicant.

  • 24 hours after accepting a position: Applicants must inform all other programs to
    which they have applied that they have accepted a position and are withdrawing their

  • Visa sponsorship: J1 (and possibly H1b).
  • Application Requirements
  • (1) Satisfy the following:
    • Applicants must have at least completed the requirements of an ACGME accredited general psychiatry residency at the time of start of the fellowship year.
    • Applicants must have a full Massachusetts medical license by the start date of fellowship.
    • GME Eligibility
  • (2) Documents to send:
    • General application form
      (AAPL application guidelinescommon application checklist)
    • Three letters of recommendation (including one from the program director), sent directly from the individual who completed the letter.
    • Two redacted writing samples (preferably at least one forensic report, but could also include a discharge summary, admission assessment, or journal article)
    • Personal statement (one page)
    • USMLE scores, and USMLE certificate when applicable
    • Medical diploma
  • (3) Sending the application
  •  *Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and only after we receive the complete application. 
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Please contact the program for specific questions.