Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

Our Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is ACGME Accredited. The goal of the program is to educate fellows utilizing a combination of training in forensic evaluation and educational activities to become competent, ethical, and empathetic forensic psychiatrists prepared for the expectations that the subspecialty requires for independent practice.


The Forensic Fellowship includes the following experiences for 2 fellows per year:

  • Criminal competency assessments and courtroom testimony through the First Judicial District Court in Shreveport

  • Civil competency assessments at the Ochsner LSU Health Hospital and Clinics in Shreveport

  • Correctional experience through the Caddo Correctional Center in Shreveport

  • Training in developmental disability and state and federal standard of care requirements at the Pinecrest Supports and Services Center in Pineville, Louisiana.

  • Participation in the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Conference every October to attend a review course and added training seminars.

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Marc Colon, MD

Marc Colon, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Program Director of Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship


Theresa McAnn, MBA
Program Administrator
(318) 675-6619

Gladys Jackson, BS
Program Specialist
(318) 675-7520



The Department holds monthly Research Meetings that all trainees are encouraged to join. Fellows are welcome to participate in Scholarly Projects depending on their interests. The Department has ongoing projects that Fellows are able to join. Other projects available include the following.

  • Publications
  • Book Chapters
  • Presentations
  • Case Reports
  • Posters
  • Research Projects


To apply to the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, submit an application (linked below) along with a CV, USMLE or COMLEX report, 3 letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

Application Form