Forensic Pathology Fellowship

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Program: The Saint Louis University Department of Pathology offers a one year accredited training program in forensic pathology directed towards board certification. The training is based at the City of St. Louis Medical Examiner's Office. Among the approximately 2600 deaths annually reported to the office there are approximately 125 homicides, 60 suicides and 330 accidents. The resident functions as a forensic pathologist under the supervision of a senior pathologist and conducts autopsies (up to 2 daily), attends scenes and interacts with families, treating physicians, police and attorneys. Case material supplemented by selected cases from surrounding jurisdictions. Dedicated rotations in toxicology and police laboratories;monthly clinicopathology conferences with trauma surgery service;attendance at Medicolegal Death Investigators' Course in addition to a national meeting.

Requirements: The candidate must have completed an accredited pathology residency in AP or AP/CP.  The candidate must be able to apply successfully for Missouri State medical licensure.

Types and Numbers of Appointments: One fellow is trained per year as an assistant medical examiner/forensic pathologist.

Stipends: Stipends are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training in pathology.  A travel and book allowance is provided.

Michael Graham, M.D., Professor
St. Louis City Chief Medical Examiner
Director, Forensic Pathology Residency Program

Mary Case, M.D., Professor
St. Louis County Chief Medical Examiner.


Standardized Fellowship Application

Inquiries should be sent to:
Michael Graham, M.D.
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Pathology Department
1402 South Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone: (314)613-7091

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