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Welcome To Our Program

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Director – Robert Weisman, D.O.

Co-Director – J. Richard Ciccone, M.D.

Director of Education – R.P. Singh, M.D.

Welcome From Leadership

The Charles E. Steinberg Fellowship in Psychiatry and Law is one of the original forensic psychiatry programs recognized by the ACGME.  Over the past 30 years, we have established deep roots in this ever-growing discipline, and refined our clinical and didactic curriculum to best prepare fellows for the unique work of forensic psychiatry.  This one-year, post-residency program leads to eligibility for Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. We offer two positions each year and training begins July 1st.

Over the course of a year, fellows not only learn to treat the forensic population, they are also exposed to the intricacies of a forensic hospital where clinical and security issues intertwine.  Our training venues and partnerships are ideal for helping fellows acquire the specialized knowledge and skills needed to work in tandem with the legal system.  Learning the subtle practical aspects of forensic psychiatry requires a close working relationship between the faculty and fellows.  We strive to provide the necessary mentorship to guide fellows toward greater independence and confidence in decision making.  

  • We have an established reputation in the field, drawing from over 30 years of program development experience and an abiding commitment to ongoing growth.
  • We offer diverse clinical sites for a unique combination of criminal, civil, public and private adult and child forensic psychiatry training opportunities.
  • We offer specialized training in child & adolescent forensic psychiatry.  
  • We have established a network of excellent clinical and legal faculty with a broad range of expertise to provide comprehensive training and supervision.

Our Fellowship by the Numbers


Forensic Training Sites


Programs Tracks Are Included: Forensic Unit, Child and Geriatric

~ 18

Fellows Per Year

Living in Rochester

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What Sets Us Apart

Forensic Assignments

Our Fellows rotate across three sites


View a sample schedule, didactics/seminars

Our Fellows

Meet our current and past Fellows

"I applied to URMC’s Fellowship in Psychiatry and the Law since it was highly recommended by a colleague who trained here. I chose this fellowship over other opportunities due to the national reputation of our Program Directors and the high caliber and diversity of training experiences offered. They tailor the program to a fellow’s skill level and customize the year to suit your particular interests. There is a lot of experience with report writing and testimony. In addition to lectures by physicians, there’s exposure to a variety of attorneys and judges as well. You’ll have an opportunity to observe private cases. I had such a great experience. "

Gretchen Foley, M.D.

Medical School / Northeastern Ohio Medical University
Hometown: Richmond, Ohio
Psychiatry Residency: Wright State University/Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

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