Program Philosophy

Forensic ResidencyThe mission of the Forensic Psychiatry training program is to educate the next generation of leaders in legal aspects of mental health. UNC Forensic Psychiatry Residents train in a supervised and supportive environment. Our board certified faculty members are approachable and readily available for mentorship, consultation, and research collaboration. We feel expertise in report writing and testimony is essential to the practice of forensic psychiatry. We provide close supervision, faculty and fellow mock testimony, and opportunities to testify in civil and criminal courts.

The Department of Psychiatry of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine offers a 1-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry to develop proficiency in all aspects of forensic psychiatric practice. There are two PGY-5 positions available each year on a competitive basis.The program begins to accept applications starting the summer prior to the academic year for which the candidate is applying. Please see "Apply for Residency" link to the left for more details.


Nicole Wolfe, M.D.
Director, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program