Next Opening: 2021-2022
The Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan offers a one-year fellowship in forensic pathology that seeks to train the next generation of leaders in forensic medicine. This comprehensive training program splits time between the offices serving Wayne (Pop. 1,690,000) and Washtenaw (Pop. 420,000) counties, providing a diverse training experience in both a large metropolitan center and suburban community in association with a world-class academic center. The fellow will work directly with up to eleven forensic pathologists who are all board-eligible or board-certified and hold faculty appointments with the University, as well as with the photographers, medicolegal death investigators, anatomic pathologists’ assistants, autopsy technicians, and clerical staff at both offices. This unique training experience offers a breadth of clinical case material that includes complex homicides and child abuse cases, courtroom testimony, and unlimited educational and research opportunities. Fellows gain experience and training in specialized autopsy techniques, photography, crime scene investigation, toxicology, anthropology, odontology, criminalistics, testimony, and administrative and managerial techniques. Fellows participate in teaching at both locations, through didactic lectures and hands-on learning in the autopsy suite for rotators, and participation in interdepartmental, local, regional, and national conferences. The University of Michigan Pathology Department provides access to a world-class faculty with available consultants in each subspecialty, educational programs, and financial support for education and research. The Department emphasizes programs in quality, safety and improvement as well as research with the goal of a peer-reviewed publication during the fellowship.
Candidates must have completed an AP/CP or anatomic pathology residency and must be eligible for a license to practice in Michigan.
Fellowship applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until available positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed once ALL required documents listed below are received:
Applications should be submitted online: Click Here
The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”.
Inquiries can be directed to:
Leigh Hlavaty, M.D., Associate Professor, and Forensic Pathology Fellowship Director
Wayne County Medical Examiners Office
1300 E. Warren Avenue
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: (734) 615-7173