Clinical Fellowship

Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University


We are inviting applications for a Clinical Fellowship at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry Western University and SouthWest Centre for Forensic Mental Health, St. Joseph’s Health Care London in the field of Forensic Psychiatry.

The aim of this fellowship is to increase knowledge and skills in Forensic Psychiatry to build and nurture skills that allow:
  • Application of concepts from biological and psychological sciences as basis for professional medical practice.
  • Utilize psychiatric knowledge and skills in health promotion, restoration, and disease prevention.
  • Application of evidence-based practice in providing therapeutic interventions for patients and families in forensic mental health facilities.
  • Application of critical thinking skills in providing psychiatric care to patients who are experiencing mental health problems along with legal issues.
  • Ability to provide health care education to individuals, families, and aggregates in forensic psychiatry settings.
  • Develop measurable goals that establish the preparedness to become a life-long learner in building expertise as a member of the medical profession.
  • Application of effective communication to interact with psychiatric patients, their families, legal members, and the interdisciplinary health team.

The designed educational plan will aim to provide the opportunity to develop in all the CanMEDs roles: Medical Expert, Collaborator, Communicator, Leader, Scholar, Professional

Candidates must hold an MD or equivalent and be eligible for licensure in the Province of Ontario are encouraged to apply. Individuals with a desire to pursue an academic career will be given priority.

The duration of the Fellowship is 1 year.

To have a discussion, ask questions or express interest, please email naghmeh.mokhber@sjhc.london.on.ca. Documents needed as a part of your application should include CV and letter of interest addressed to Dr. Naghmeh Mokhber, Chair – Division of Forensic Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University.