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Pathology: Fellowship Program

Forensic Pathology Training  

The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department offers a one-year, ACGME-accredited, Forensic Pathology Training Program in association with the adjacent University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  Board-certified pathologists and a staff of toxicologists, administrators and forensic photographers provide guidance in principles of forensic case solving to four Fellows.  Neuropathology,  Forensic Anthropology, and Forensic Odontology consultants and medical school staff regularly interact with the fellows.  Numerous skeletal cases provide study between visits by the consultant anthropologist.  Crime laboratory and firearms study also occur.

Training starts with two weeks of orientation and didactic lectures, followed by a time of graduated responsibility in case solving.  Investigative strength is gained by primary responsibility for scene investigations, which average 35 per year per Fellow, the performance of approximately 200 to 250 autopsies and presentation of cases at the daily case review conferences.   Fellows will have testified in court or in deposition by year's end.  Five decades of categorized records provide excellent study materials for research and Board preparation in conjunction with a complete reference library and online services.  At year's end the Fellow should be imbued with skills and logic needed to solve forensic case problems independently.

Requirements: Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited, or equivalent, anatomic pathology or anatomic and clinical pathology residency program.  Successful completion of USMLE, steps 1, 2 and 3.

Stipend: $ 95,590 per year plus governmental fringe benefits

Applications should be addressed to:

Bruce A. Hyma, MD, Chief Medical Examiner
Number One on Bob Hope Road
Miami, Florida 33136-1133

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply two years before start date.  Additionally, a month elective with the department is encouraged.

For more detailed information e-mail: Emma O. Lew, MD, Deputy Chief Medical Examiner

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