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Pursuing a Career As Forensic Pathologist


The common idea about becoming a forensic pathologist talks about its ease and good salaries and majority of people think that it's not a tough play, which is a completely wrong concept. It indeed is a very good field to be in but forensic pathologist is a good career only if you are good at it. It takes several years of study and practice before you finally become a professional. Furthermore, besides having a Medical degree, you also need to have a forensic science degree to proceed with your career in the right direction. Here are a few necessary steps that one needs to accomplish for becoming a forensic pathologist.

How to Become a Forensic Pathologist

o If you want to become a forensic pathologist, you will have to start working from your college years. Selection of subjects is very necessary because you cannot become a forensic pathologist without completing your medical school. Moreover, you also need to work on your inter-personal and communication skills as there are times when you would be required to communicate with the siblings of a deceased.

o Getting into a medical college requires extraordinary grades but if you have worked hard and paid proper time to studies, you can easily make it. Pursue your medical degree but also keep in mind that practical work is a little different than the theoretical knowledge. Therefore, it is recommended for you to get an internship with a forensic pathologist.

o It is good for your career as a forensic pathologist to accomplish a residency training course, which must encompass anatomic pathology. Mostly, such programs are no longer than three years. By pursuing such training, you learn how to analyze tissue and how to prove evidence in court. So, it is about enhancing your skills from the start. The more skills you have, the more would be your value and you would be able to pursue a good job in an efficient institute very easily.

o After that, you need to finish 1 year fellowship, which in most cases takes place with the help of a medical examiner, where you have to work in his office to gain more practical experience.