Education Programs

Forensic Psychiatry Subspecialty Residency Program

We are pleased to offer a position in our Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada accredited Residency Program in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Alberta. A successful completion of this 12 month PGY-6 training program is a prerequisite for the Royal College examination in Forensic Psychiatry.

Residents will be exposed to a broad range of training experiences in all areas of Forensic Psychiatry, from court ordered assessments and report writing (including high-profile cases), to treatment and rehabilitation of forensic patients during their recovery and reintegration into the community, to civil assessments. Our inpatient services are located at Alberta Hospital Edmonton (AHE), which has over one hundred forensic psychiatry beds and includes a maximum security designated forensic unit. Our outpatient forensic service offers subspecialized assessment, treatment services, and outreach services. Our Young Offender programs involve both inpatient and outpatient programs and have been recognized for leadership in rehabilitation of adolescent offenders. The adolescent forensic unit (Turningpoint Program) at AHE gives trainees a truly unique exposure to young offenders admitted for a variety of court ordered assessments or for treatment. Finally, remand centres and provincial and federal correctional facilities in Edmonton and surrounding areas provide residents with more opportunity to be involved in court ordered assessments and to attend correctional clinics.

For program description and application process CLICK HERE.