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
Web site: www.vdh.virginia.gov/medExam/vcu.htm