Forensic Pathology Fellowship
The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah offers an ACGME-accredited, one-year fellowship program in forensic pathology. Training will be at the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner with additional exposure to forensic toxicology at the Utah State Laboratory and criminology at the Utah State Crime Lab. All three facilities are located in adjacent buildings at the Utah public health campus.
The Utah Medical Examiner Office is a statewide office serving a population of over 3 million providing exposure to a jurisdictional caseload of greater than 3,000 death investigations per year.
The fellow will be trained in all facets of death investigation including initial death scene response, written and photographic documentation, external and internal examination of the body, evidence collection, death certification, preparation of a forensic autopsy report and testimony in court on necessary cases. Interaction with law enforcement, attorneys, organ and tissue donor agencies, child fatality and domestic violence committees as well as families is integrated into the training. The structured learning environment will include regular case reviews, lectures, and journal club as well as giving presentations to law enforcement, health professionals and the general public. The fellow will assist in the education of medical students and pathology residents that do elective rotations through the office.
The training program will fulfill requirements to take the American Board of Pathology certification examination in Forensic Pathology at the end of the year of training.
Location: Utah Office of the Medical Examiner
Positions: Up to three
Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training