Forensic Fellow Physician

Tarrant County Medical Examiner, Fort Worth, TX, US


The Program provides a one-year organized educational program with guidance and supervision to the Fellow Physician to facilitate professional, ethical, and personal development while ensuring appropriate compliance with the rules established by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office and ACGME. TCME provides a scholarly environment committed to excellence, leadership, and the achievement of the educational goals set by the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), which will prepare the Fellow to sit for forensic board examinations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts inquests to determine the cause and manner of death under the supervision of Chief Medical Examiner including the following activities: reviews investigation narrative to establish case jurisdiction and to make initial determination regarding the scope of inquest and case assignments; directs and provides oversight to the activities of the support staff assisting in inquest; performs external examinations and autopsies; collects specimens and evidentiary materials and requests appropriate analyses to assist with determination of cause and manner of death; and prepares written reports regarding case findings including interpretation of specialized analyses.
  • Completes all requirements set by ACGME fellowship program including but not limited to the following: 200 autopsy examinations; offsite death scene investigations; regularly scheduled didactic sessions; required journal club reading; court testimony observations; and forensic laboratory rotations.
  • Testifies in local, state, and federal court proceedings.
  • Maintains good working relationships with other agencies and county, state, and federal departments.
  • Conducts research project as assigned and presents project at a professional association meeting such as the National Association of Medical Examiners or American Academy of Forensic Sciences annual conference.
  • Completes competency tests at the beginning and end of program to demonstrate knowledge of forensic pathology.


Minimum Requirements

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); or Graduates of college of osteopathic medicine in the United States, accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation; or Graduates of medical schools outside of United States or Canada who possess a current valid certification from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or who have received a full and unrestricted license to practice in the United States licensing jurisdiction.
  • Must be eligible for Physician in Training Medical license by Texas Medical Board.


$92,596 to $95,373 salary Medical, dental and vision coverage, group term life insurance, flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care reimbursements. Vacation - 10 days Personal/Sick - 12 days Paid Holidays - 13 days For more details regarding benefits, visit

How to apply

Note: Two (2) fellowship positions are available for July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. Submit the Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships by College of American Pathologists Residents Forum, Three (3) professional recommendation letters, personal statement and CV or resume to: or