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what is the best route to become a forensic pathologist

What is the best route in college (classes/major/involvement) to become a forensic pathologist?

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Diane’s Answer

Hi, I am a Pathologist with board certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology as well as Hematopathology. When I finished my residency in Pathology, I seriously debated doing a fellowship in Forensics, but ultimately decided on Hematopathology.
I agree with Lauren, the website she provided offers great answers to your question.
When I was in medical school, most of the other students had majored in pre-med, biology, or biochemistry. I also majored in anthropology, where I was exposed to forensics when I took biological anthropology courses. I really like the recommendation to take undergraduate courses in forensic science, criminal justice, or psychology.
Forensic Pathology is a fascinating job, but it can be emotionally very difficult. It is a long road of education to be a doctor, but keep in mind that you can change course at any point in your education. Education is never wasted if you stay curious about the world around you. Good luck!
Thank you comment icon This is very helpful, thank you so much for your tips and good luck! :) Esly
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Lauren’s Answer

While this isn't exactly my field of expertise, I managed to find a fantastic resource for you after a brief search. Here's a useful link: https://www.forensicscolleges.com/blog/htb/how-to-become-a-forensic-pathologist. It's a great place to begin your journey. Wishing you all the best!
Thank you comment icon I appreciate your support, Lauren Esly
Thank you comment icon Thank you! Esly
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