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10/19/11 Forensic Pathologist Presentation Dr. Brian Hunter Preparations for becoming a forensic pathologist (FP) o 4 yrs college, 4 yrs medical school, ~5 yrs of pathology residency, 1 yr of fellowship training (=14 yrs post high school) o Considered a medical subspecialty o Expertise: dperform autopsies/evaluating injuries in cases that have medicolegal and public health significance; conducting death scene investigations; evaluating lab data; ultimate goal: determination of cause and manner of death ME o Gov appointed office, has to be licensed physician, appointment by county board of commissioners o Authority of ordering an autopsy and a death investigation, sign the death certificate FP and ME can be one in the same o Usually occurs in large urban areas o Small counties usually not the case (since FP requires so much training, salaries are extremely high and small counties can’t afford this) Because of this, sometimes small counties w/out an FP will send autopsies
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course SPEA V366 taught by Professor Aleksey during the Fall '11 term at UCSB.

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