Student and Resident Information

Forensic Pathology Fellowship Information

The goal of a Forensic Pathology fellowship training program is to produce physicians who can function competently and independently. Qualifications for the fellowship position include graduation from an accredited medical school, successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency program in Anatomic Pathology and the ability to obtain a valid medical license.  Specific application requirements vary by program.

A complete list of ACGME accredited Forensic Pathology Training programs can be obtained here (scroll down to pathology-forensic pathology).


Additional information on specific programs can be found through the FREIDA program, available here.

The National Association of Medical Examiners attempts to maintain a list of accredited programs with positions available, however, real-time data is difficult to maintain.  We suggest you contact the programs directly for application requirements as well as availability.  A list of programs with openings can be found here.
(Last updated 8/2017).

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Student Loan Forgiveness

In 2007, Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. Under this program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their eligible federal student loans (currently loans made through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program, a.k.a the Direct Loan Program) after they have made 120 payments on those loans under certain repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers. Persons with FFEL Program Loans, Federal Perkins Loans or Health Professions Loans may become eligible if they consolidate their existing loans into a Direct Loan. Information is available here:

US Dept Education-Public Service Loan Forgiveness

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