Pathology Education & Training
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences offers opportunities for medical students and residents to learn about the practice of forensic pathology and the death investigation process through two programs: Medical Student Education and Forensic Pathology Resident Training. A medical subspecialty program for pathologists is also available. The Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program is a one-year intensive post-residency training. Click here to learn more about the fellowship program.
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The Institute of Forensic Sciences serves as a teaching center for training in the field of forensic sciences. Students and residents from Baylor Medical School, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and The Methodist Hospital are among the many educational institutions that encourage medical students and residents to rotate through the Institute of Forensic Sciences.
The Institute houses both the Medical Examiner’s office and the crime laboratories for Harris County, Texas – the third most populous county in the United States. This unique arrangement affords students access to multiple forensic disciplines and expertise, including:
- Forensic Pathology
- Forensic Investigation
- Forensic Photography
- Forensic Anthropology
- Forensic Neuropathology
- Forensic Emergency Management
- Forensic Genetics
- Forensic Toxicology
- Firearms Identification
- Drug Chemistry
- Trace Evidence
Exposure to these various forensic disciplines provides the medical student or resident with a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary learning environment. To learn more about the Institute, click here.