The Pathology Department of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner Office offer a one-year accredited fellowship training program in forensic pathology. The office draws the bulk of its caseload from Jefferson County, which includes the city of Birmingham, and has a population base of approximately 687,000. The office annually examines approximately 700 bodies including approximately 140 homicides and 270 accidental deaths. These cases are supplemented by selected cases from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, which utilizes the same morgue facilities and annually examines approximately 500 bodies including approximately 130 homicides and 120 accidents. Complete scene investigations are routinely conducted by in-house investigators of homicidal, accidental, and suicidal deaths. All medical and police records are routinely obtained. The fellow will act as a functioning forensic pathologist and will be responsible, under supervision by staff pathologists, for scene investigations, complete postmortem examinations, protocol preparations, conferences with interested parties and actual court testimony. Comprehensive backup in all medical specialties is readily available, as are opportunities for research and teaching. Nearby in a comprehensive full service crime laboratory. The office is well staffed and equipped including complete photographic and x-ray facilities and computerization of all records.
Successful completion of accredited pathology residency training program in either anatomic pathology or anatomic/clinical pathology.
Commensurate with year of postgraduate training, plus fringe benefits.
Dr. Gregory Davis,
Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiners Office
1515 South Sixth Avenue
Birmingham, AL 35233-1924
Phone: (205) 930-3603
Fax: (205) 930-3595