Medical Student Training

The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office offers a 2-4 week clerkship rotation for fourth year medical students through the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Department of Pathology (Course PATH 4015).

It is preferred that the student first complete rotations in general autopsy and surgical pathology prior to rotating at the BCMEO, but these rotations are not required. The student will receive training in forensic pathology, basic anatomy, and medicolegal death investigation. The duties include the observation of forensic autopsies, attendance at death scene investigations, courtroom and/or deposition exposure and a presentation on a current forensic topic. During the rotation period, the student is also expected to rotate within the toxicology laboratory. The student will be assessed by attendance, type and frequency of activities performed and subjective evaluations by the medical examiner staff.

Interested applicants must be current medical students at an accredited medical school. Applicants should contact:

Emma Santa Maria, Pathology Academic Resource Center

University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio (UTHSC-SA)
(210) 567-4047


Magdalene Madla, Pathology Academic Resource Center

University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio (UTHSC-SA)
(210) 567-4010

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.