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Senior Manager, Graduate Medical Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Andrea Santo
Phone: 305-355-8264
Email: asanto@med.miami.edu

Application Information

Eligibility:
Our program does not participate in a match program. The final fellowship selections are made among the interviewed candidates by the faculty and/or selection committee.

How to Apply:
Applicants should send a Jackson Memorial Hospital site specific application form with the following to asanto@med.miami.edu:

  • Picture
  • C.V.
  • Personal Statement
  • Summative Evaluation Letter from Psychiatric Residency Training Director
  • Two Additional Letters of Reference
  • USMLE Transcript
  • Valid ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • Dean’s Letter and MSPE
    Copy of Medical Diploma (if available)
  • Copy of Residency Certificate (if available)

Deadline:
Applications are accepted from June 1 until positions are filled. Interview season is typically from July 1 to December 31.

Call Schedule

There is no call schedule required.

Locations

Jackson Memorial Hospital

1611 N.W. 12th Avenue

Miami, FL 33136

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Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1201 N.W. 16th Street

Miami, FL 33125

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Program Requirements

Medical Licensing Examination:
All applicants must successfully complete United States Medical Licensing Examination Steps 1, 2 and 3 prior to the start of the program.

Postgraduate Training:
There is postgraduate training required in the form of a successfully completed ACGME-accredited psychiatry residency.

Visas

The J1-Visa: Alien Physician Program, sponsored by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, is the standard visa for residents/fellows who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

For specific program eligibility/qualifications or additional information, please contact:

Lourdes Boet
Hospital Services Supervisor
Physician Services Department

Jackson Health System
1611 N.W. 12th Ave. Suite ET-1004
Miami, FL 33136-1096
Phone: 305-355-1122
Fax: 305-355-1123
Email: LBoet@jhsmiami.org

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Mission & Vision

The overall goal of the training program is to prepare the fellow to function independently as a forensic psychiatrist. The fellow’s competency will be achieved through supervised clinical experiences and didactic instruction by the faculty, and demonstrated by examinations and proficiency in daily work.

Mission & Vision

The overall goal of the training program is to prepare the fellow to function independently as a forensic psychiatrist. The fellow’s competency will be achieved through supervised clinical experiences and didactic instruction by the faculty, and demonstrated by examinations and proficiency in daily work.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us proud of the integrated University of Miami/Jackson Health System and Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship.

Program Director’s Welcome

We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to showing you what makes us proud of the integrated University of Miami/Jackson Health System and Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship.

With the combined academic resources of the University of Miami Department of Psychiatry and School of Law, complemented by the VA Veterans Justice Outreach and Suicide Prevention programs, our graduates have unrivaled clinical and didactic experiences. Furthermore, the fellowship’s close proximity to the Miami-Dade Criminal Court is an ideal setting for training in forensic psychiatry.

Recent program graduates are board certified in forensic psychiatry and hold University of Miami faculty positions at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as well as at hospitals throughout South Florida.

-Spencer Eth, MD

Description

Recent program graduates are board certified in forensic psychiatry and hold University of Miami faculty positions at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as well as at hospitals throughout South Florida.

-Spencer Eth, MD

Fast Facts

Accreditation

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Number of Fellows per Year?

2

Duration of Fellowship?

1 year

Program Highlights

100% board pass rate

Close affiliation with UM School of Law

VA Veterans justice outreach/suicide prevention programs

Clinical Experience

Year 1

The Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is a full-time, 12-month program that encompasses didactic and supervised clinical experiences with a Jackson Memorial Hospital county jail diversion and competency restoration psychiatry unit; in a VA Medical Center justice outreach and veterans court; risk-management activities; suicide prevention and University of Miami School of Law clinics.

Opportunities abound for fellow participation in teaching psychiatry residents and medical students. Resources for the fellowship program include Jackson Memorial Hospital, Bruce W. Carter Department of VA Medical Center, the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida and forensic psychiatrists and attorneys affiliated with the University of Miami Department of Psychiatry and School of Law who will engage the fellows in apprenticeship and tutorial activities. Forensic psychiatry fellows will be supported to attend the annual meeting and review course of the American Academic of Psychiatry and the Law. Fellows will also have protected time in order to conduct an academic project involving research, publication or teaching under the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Your Faculty

Regina Carney, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry

Spencer Eth, MD
Chief, Mental Health, Miami VA Healthcare System
Director and Professor, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Vickki-Ann Samuel, MD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
Medical Director, MD-FAC

Radu V. Saveanu, MD
Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Professor and Chair (Interim), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatrist-in-Chief, UHealth System and Jackson Health System

Alumni Placements Include:

Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Alumni Placements Include:

Bruce W. Carter Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Jackson Memorial Hospital