Fellowship Training

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office offers a Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. The goal of the fellowship program is to produce physicians who can function competently and independently as medicolegal investigators. Implicit in this goal is the ability to perform excellent autopsy examinations and to interpret the findings gained from them. Equally important, however, is the ability to integrate investigative, toxicologic, and other findings into the totality of the investigation, and to formulate cogent, rational, and defensible cause and manner of death opinions. An understanding of the absolute necessity and responsibility for integrity, honesty, and impartiality is a necessary component of this goal. As important as technical and philosophical expertise is to the training of a forensic pathologist, so are the administrative and managerial aspects of the field. The goal is for the fellow to understand the role of the medical examiner in society, the standards of professional practice and for accreditation of death investigation systems, and the features, characteristics and requirements of a well-run medical examiner's office.

Qualifications

Qualifications for the fellowship position include graduation from an accredited medical school, successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency program in Anatomic Pathology and the ability to obtain a Texas medical license.

Qualified applicants may submit a letter of interest and three letters of reference to:

Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office

7337 Louis Pasteur Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229-4565

ATTN: Elizabeth Leos, Forensic Pathology Fellowship Coordinator

TOURS

Unfortunately, tours of the Medical Examiner’s Office for community and school groups cannot
be accommodated at this time due to space and staffing constraints.