We offer a one-year fellowship in Forensic Pathology. The program is fully accredited by the ACGME and affiliated with the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Pathology. We are located on the Harborview Medical Center campus, a major training facility for the University of Washington.
Our fellowship program is designed to prepare trainees for the practice of forensic pathology in any type of jurisdiction or academic setting. The major clinical activity is the performance of forensic autopsies and medicolegal examinations. The fellow is expected to accompany medicolegal death investigators in scene investigations involving suspicious deaths and homicides. During the fellowship year, the fellows perform at least 200 complete forensic autopsies, which include external examination, photography, radiography, anatomic dissection, microscopic examination, and interpretation of toxicology analysis. The fellow also has the opportunity to present at in-house education conferences, national conferences, attend courtroom trials, conduct literature research and a research project. The program also provides hands-on education in forensic anthropology with the state's Board Certified Forensic Anthropologist.