Forensic Pathology Fellow

OCME, Oklahoma City, OK, US


The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) for the State of Oklahoma offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in forensic pathology. The agency has maintained accreditation since the program was established in 1972. The program has two fellowship positions with locations in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

The OCME fellowship program is designed to prepare fellows for the practice of forensic pathology in any type of jurisdiction or academic setting. The major clinical activities are the performance of forensic post-mortem examinations and the formulation of medical opinions in regard to decedent causes and manner of death.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: During the fellowship year, the fellows will perform at least 200 complete forensic autopsies, which include external examinations, anatomic dissections and internal examinations, and microscopic examinations. Additional training with medicolegal death scene investigations, including accompanying investigators to death scenes, photography, radiography (LODOX and computed tomography), criminalistics (Tulsa Police Department and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation), forensic anthropology and odontology (in-house board certified anthropologists), jurisprudence, forensic neuropathology, and forensic toxicology (in-house accredited toxicology laboratory) will occur over the course of the academic year. The fellows also have the opportunity for research/scholarly activities and to present at in-house, local/state, and national education conferences.


Education requirement: Graduation from an approved school of medicine plus completion of post-graduate anatomic training approved by the American Board of Pathology

License/Certifications: Possession of a license to practice medicine in the State of Oklahoma at the time of appointment (or eligibility for licensure with the application process initiated) and board certification in Anatomic or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology is required at the time of appointment (or eligibility for board certification in Anatomic or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology with the application process initiated and/or testing taken).


Posting Salary: $100,000 Annually

Educational Fund: $4500.00 for the academic year

Benefits Package:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Basic Term Life Insurance, Disability Insurance and Retirement provided through OCME
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
  • Employee Assistance Program

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How to apply

Fellowship position is available for July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 for the Tulsa location.

Fellowship positions are available for July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025, for the Oklahoma City and Tulsa location.

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