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To Become a Forensic Pathologist, do I Need to Have Lots of Medical Experience Beforehand?

I have been wanting to be a forensic pathologist ever since I entered the 6th grade. I understand that I need eight years of schooling and about 3-5 years doing residential work. However, does that mean work as a doctor for 3 to 5 years then finally become a forensic pathologist? That has always confused me. #physician #medical-education #medical-examiner #forensic-pathology #forensic-scientist

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Forensic pathologists are medical doctors who perform autopsies on deceased individuals to determine the cause of death. Becoming a forensic pathologist requires significant postgraduate education. After earning a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degree in medical school
Prerequisite college courses (2-4 years)
Medical school (4 years)
Pathology residency (3-4 years)
Forensic pathology fellowship (1-2 years)

Thank you comment icon Wow okay, thank you so much for that! Although I still don't understand what the "residency" part means. Am I doing a job during that time? Tiffany
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