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What is it like being a Forensic Pathologist?

Just a girl trying to strive in life. Although I don't have much information on what it take and what its like to become a Forensic Pathologist #forensics #forensic #law-enforcement #science


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Danny’s Answer

I was a homicide detective who worked closely with, and depended greatly, on forensic pathologists! I could not have worked my cases without there expertise and death determination! Those that I have worked with at the L.A. County Coroner’s Office are top notch professionals and I have developed many long lasting friendships.


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Shelly’s Answer

Hi Sophia,

The requirements typically include a bachelor's degree in a hard science (e.g. biology), medical school, and lastly completing a residency. College is typically four years, and medical school is at least another four years so please know it is a large commitment. You can see an example of requirements from Purdue University:

https://www.purdue.edu/science/careers/what_can_i_do_with_a_major/forensic_pathologist.html

Best of luck to you!

Shelly

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