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Forensic Pathology Fellowship

    The Department of Pathology at the University of Utah offers an ACGME-accredited, one-year fellowship program in forensic pathology.   Training will be at the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner with additional exposure to forensic toxicology at the Utah State Laboratory and criminology at the Utah State Crime Lab.  All three facilities are located in adjacent buildings at the Utah public health campus.

    The Utah Medical Examiner Office is a statewide office serving a population of over 3 million providing exposure to a jurisdictional caseload of greater than 3,000 death investigations per year.

    The fellow will be trained in all facets of death investigation including initial death scene response, written and photographic documentation, external and internal examination of the body, evidence collection, death certification, preparation of a forensic autopsy report and testimony in court on necessary cases.  Interaction with law enforcement, attorneys, organ and tissue donor agencies, child fatality and domestic violence committees as well as families is integrated into the training.  The structured learning environment will include regular case reviews, lectures, and journal club as well as giving presentations to law enforcement, health professionals and the general public.  The fellow will assist in the education of medical students and pathology residents that do elective rotations through the office.

    The training program will fulfill requirements to take the American Board of Pathology certification examination in Forensic Pathology at the end of the year of training. 

    LocationUtah Office of the Medical Examiner

    Positions: Up to three

    Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training


    Applicants must hold an MD degree, DO degree (or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification), be board eligible or board certified in anatomic pathology, and be eligible for a Utah State medical license.

    J-1 Visa

    The J-1 visa is the required visa for international trainees. This policy is governed by the University of Utah Office of Graduate Medical Education and applies to all Department of Pathology fellowships, regardless of program accreditation or associated degree type.

    Application Materials

    The program is accepting applications for a position that will begin July 1, 2025. Interested candidates should submit cover letter with personal statement, curriculum vitae, CAP Standardized Fellowship Application, and three letters of recommendation (one of which should be from current/most recent program director) to Fellowship Coordinator Anna Bond

    The University of Utah School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, or veteran’s status.

    Contact Us

    Anna Bond

    Program Coordinator
    Utah Office of the Medical Examiner
    4451 South  2700 West
    Taylorsville, Utah 84129
    Phone:  801-816-3870
    Fax:  801-964-1240


    Lily Marsden, MD

    Program Director
    Utah Office of the Medical Examiner
    4451 South  2700 West
    Taylorsville, Utah 84129