Chief Medical Examiner
Job description & requirements
What is a Chief Medical Examiner?
However, salaries for the position varies with each state.
What does it take?
In order to qualify for the position of chief medical examiner, you must complete a four-year bachelor of science degree. You must also attend medical school for four years in order to get a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree or Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. This is followed up by five years training in clinical and anatomic pathology and one year residency in forensic pathology or four years training in anatomic pathology and one year of forensic pathology training.
Certification and Licensure
A Chief medical examiner must get certification from the American Board of Pathology. Even though each state may have varied licensure and certification requirements, the American Osteopathic Association and the American Board of Medical Specialists require that you set a date and sit for a final examination after your residency in order to get certification. On the other hand, you must be a graduate from an accredited medical school and pass the licensing examination.