Forensic Pathology Fellowship

Recruitment #140109-UNCG-01



Send curriculum vitae with cover letter to:
Amy Elliott, Chief Administrative Officer
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
901 N. Stonewall, Oklahoma City, OK  73117
or fax to 405/272-4045
or send via email to

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is seeking a forensic pathology fellow for the 2014-15 fiscal year.  The fellowship program is located in our Central Division Oklahoma City office. The successful candidate will join board certified forensic pathologists who administer services to the citizens of Oklahoma through the Central Division Oklahoma City office and Eastern Division Tulsa office.

Our offices assumes jurisdiction over 13,000 deaths per year.   We have in-house toxicology (OKC office), histology (OKC office), and x-ray services as well as access to forensic anthropologists and forensic dentists. Over 20 death investigators provide statewide scene investigation.  All autopsy cases are performed within the two offices with full support services. There are currently four forensic pathologist in the Oklahoma City office and two forensic pathologists in the Tulsa office performing a statewide average of 1700-1900 autopsies a year.

The OCME shall provide, in association with its affiliated institutions, a graduate medical education program that meets the standards established by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and its fellow Review Committees.  

Applicants for graduate medical education programs sponsored by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and its clinical departments are eligible for appointment if they meet one of the following qualifications:
1. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education who have passed both Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). (No more than three attempts per USMLE step allowed by state licensing board.)
2. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association who have passed both Step 1 and Step 2 CE and PE of the COMLEX USA.
3. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet each of the following qualifications:
a. Hold a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), the requirements for which include passing both Step 1 and Step 2 CK and CS of the USMLE.
b. Are citizens/permanent residents of the United States OR hold a J-1 visa. An H1-B visa or Employment Authorization Document (EAD) will be considered on a case by case basis with advanced approval by the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education.
Note: Non-U.S. citizens who are graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada are not considered international medical graduates and do not require ECFMG sponsorship.

Applicants must pass a background investigation.  Issues that may preclude eligibility for the above items include, but are not limited to, prior felony convictions, substance abuse, malpractice judgments or settlements, or disciplinary actions by a state medical board.

The position is a fellowship position.  The requirements of this position are those notated above.  The salary is $82,000.00. All state of Oklahoma benefits comprised of generous vacation and sick leave, health, dental, life, disability and pension. 


Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.