This 12-month training program is designed to prepare individuals for a career in forensic pathology. The fellowship provides primary training at the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner, a NAME accredited office with academic ties to the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Additional rotations at the Denver Police Department Crime Laboratory and The Veterans Affairs Medical Center/Chemistry and Molecular Laboratories provide training in DNA/serology, firearms, trace evidence, scene documentation and photography, latent prints, drug analysis and toxicology. The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner accepts primary jurisdiction on between 1,050 and 1,200 cases each year, and performs approximately 650-850 medicolegal autopsies and 250-300 visual examinations and/or record reviews each year. Faculty includes two AP/CP/FP and one AP/FP/NP board certified pathologists. Support staff includes 8 medicolegal death investigators and 4 full time forensic autopsy technicians. The fellow will be expected to perform between 200 and 250 autopsies, and will be responsible for the final report and death certification. In addition, the fellow will communicate with families, law enforcement, attorneys, health professionals and other interested parties; participate in community emergency preparedness and various death review processes; provide testimony and expert opinions and participate in resident and medical student education. During the training period the fellow will develop skills in forensic photography, chain of custody and evidence collection, interpretation of postmortem laboratory testing, and identification of remains. The fellow is strongly encouraged to present a paper or poster at a national forensic meeting.
Applicants must have graduated from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy, be eligible for medical licensure in the State of Colorado and be board-eligible or board-certified in AP or AP/CP by the start of the fellowship term. An interview is required.
The fellow will be an employee of the City and County of Denver. The salary for this position is currently $88,025; pay grade 401-D. Benefits with the City and County of Denver meet the requirements of ACGME.
Application and information can be found on the University of Colorado School of Medicine website. Applications for July 2016 will be accepted until April 1, 2016. Completed applications, along with a current CV, letter of interest and three references should be sent to:
James Caruso, MD
Denver Office of the Medical Examiner
660 Bannock St.
Denver CO, 80204
Application also must be made to the City and County of Denver at www.denvergov.org/jobs.