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Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Richmond , Virginia

Fellowship application
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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the Department of Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center, offer four one-year ACGME-accredited fellowships in forensic pathology – two in the Richmond medical examiner district office and one in the Norfolk/Virginia Beach district office, and one in the Roanoke District office.  The training program fulfills the eligibility requirements for Board certification.  Fellows participate in the operations of a district office of one of the nation’s first statewide medical examiner systems.  Fellows investigate scenes, perform 200-250 complete medicolegal autopsies, sign out inspections, conference with interested parties and testify in courts.  Fellows are mentored by nine Board certified forensic pathologists.  Co-location with the State Division of Forensic Science permits contemporaneous case consultation with firearms (IBUS) and tool marks, trace evidence, latent prints/imaging/AFIS, questioned documents, forensic biology (DNA) and other forensic scientists.  VCU Medical Center provides forensic radiology, odontology, neuropathology, and pathology subspecialty consultation.  Trainees attend subspecialty courses and reference a medicolegal library, Medline, Internet, and case database.  The office participates in the teaching of students and residents and military personnel.  Fellows have the opportunity to work with staff to undertake a research project.

Requirements:  Applicants must be Board certified or eligible in AP or any combination of subspecialties including AP.  They must obtain an unrestricted medical license in the State of Virginia.  A valid driver’s license is also required.

Stipends:  The University salary and benefits are competitive.

Applications:  Deborah Kay, M.D., Assistant Chief Medical Examiner, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, 400 East Jackson Street, Richmond, VA  23219.
Phone:  (804) 786-3176  Fax:  (804) 371-8595 
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Last Updated: 01-11-2012

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