New York, University of Rochester
Monroe County Office of the Medical Examiner
Affiliation with University of Rochester Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Forensic Pathology Fellowship
Openings: 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024
Description: The Monroe County Office of the Medical Examiner (MCOME) in conjunction with the University of Rochester Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year long ACGME accredited fellowship program in Forensic Pathology—the only one in Upstate New York. The MCOME, located in Rochester, NY, serves all of Monroe County as well as 11 surrounding counties, covering cities and towns, rivers, lakes, national parks, farms, and hunting areas. This allows for a unique variety of both rural and urban cases, with over 3000 death investigations and over 1200 autopsies per year, including roughly 45-50 homicides annually. The MCOME team includes 2 full-time, board-certified forensic pathologists, 9 forensic toxicologists, medical death investigators and autopsy technicians. The office also has a case manager, a forensic transcriptionist, and other administrative support staff to assist with a smooth transition and productive working environment. A full range of consultative services including neuropathology, forensic odontology, and anthropology are available.
The fellowship addresses on-scene death investigation by providing opportunities to accompany the medical investigators to scenes. It also includes exposure to the courtroom and testimony, first by accompanying the forensic pathologists and later by giving sworn testimony in the cases in which the fellow has participated. On-site training is available in forensic toxicology and odontology. Additional off-site rotations include visits to the Monroe County Crime Lab (ballistics, serology, and trace evidence), firearms training, and a forensic anthropology course. The fellow will be expected to interact with and instruct medical students, residents, law enforcement officers, and attorneys during regular business. Private office space and ample educational materials including standard texts and microscopic glass slide reviews will be provided. There will be regularly scheduled didactics, Journal Clubs, and diagnostic consensus conferences with faculty members. The fellow will be given time and funding to attend at least one national meeting (either NAME or AAFS).
Further information regarding the program can be found here: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/education/graduate-medical-education/prospective-fellows/forensic-pathology.aspx.
Requirements: Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
Stipends: Commensurate with the year four or five of postgraduate training.
Interested applicants can apply at https://redcap.urmc.rochester.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=8FYMW3F4PK.
[#11637-3, exp. 26 October 2022]