Table 1

Exposure to Common Medicolegal Topics Among Senior Psychiatry Residents

Common Medicolegal AreasReported Being Taught About Area (%)Reported Having Clinical Experience in Area (%)
Violence risk assessment74.851.3
Correctional psychiatry23.828.7
Not criminally responsible/fitness evaluation(competency to stand trial)79.743.4
Paraphilias/sex offenders55.927.3
Testifying to courts/tribunals30.824.5
Civil commitment49.039.2
Confidentiality/duty to warn81.161.5
Informed consent79.778.3
Disability evaluation18.925.9
  • N = 143.