Pathology & Medical Students Electives
Rotating pathology residents and medical students participate in the investigation and post-mortem dissection of OCME cases, then discuss the findings and conclusions with the duty Medical Examiner. They also participate in the daily review conference where all the cases are discussed with the attending staff. They are supervised and instructed by the Medical Examiners of the State of Maryland The Pathology residents and medical students are actively involved in the prosections during the Forensic Pathology rotation and will average approximately one case per day. They obtain experience during the rotation in the investigation of sudden unexpected deaths, the preparation of medicolegal autopsy reports, the elements of a forensic science team (includes odontology, anthropology, radiology and crime lab experts), and the interpretation of alcohol levels and drug testing results. They also accompany forensic investigators on scene investigations and Medical Examiners during courtroom testimony.
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