Forensic Pathology Fellowship

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Forensic Pathology Fellowship

Next Opening: 2026-2027

The Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan offers a one-year fellowship in forensic pathology that seeks to train the next generation of leaders in forensic medicine.  This comprehensive training program provides a diverse training experience in association with a world-class academic center.  The fellow will work directly with forensic pathologists who are all board-eligible or board-certified and hold faculty appointments with the University, as well as with the photographers, medicolegal death investigators, anatomic pathologists’ assistants, autopsy technicians, and clerical staff.  This unique training experience offers a breadth of clinical case material that includes complex homicides and child abuse cases, courtroom testimony, and unlimited educational and research opportunities.  Fellows gain experience and training in specialized autopsy techniques, photography, crime scene investigation, toxicology, anthropology, odontology, criminalistics, testimony, and administrative and managerial techniques.  Fellows participate in teaching through didactic lectures and hands-on learning in the autopsy suite for rotators, and participation in interdepartmental, local, regional, and national conferences.  The University of Michigan Pathology Department provides access to a world-class faculty with available consultants in each subspecialty, educational programs, and financial support for education and research.   The Department emphasizes programs in quality, safety and improvement as well as research with the goal of a peer-reviewed publication during the fellowship.

Candidates must have completed an AP/CP or anatomic pathology residency and must be eligible for a license to practice in Michigan. 

The U-M accepts degrees from colleges and universities listed on the link below. Candidates must have graduated from a medical school found on the approved list, affiliation with a school on the approved list is not sufficient.   Medical Schools Recognized by University of Michigan 

The following list of osteopathic medical schools are also accepted American Osteopathic Medical School List


 We are participating in the NRMP Match Program.  Applications will be reviewed once ALL required documents listed below are received:  

  • completed fellowship application
  • current CV
  • three letters of recommendation

Applications should be submitted online: Click Here

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows. An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under “Prospective Residents/Fellows”.

Med School / Pathology Residency Information


Inquiries can be directed to:
Marie L. Goldner, C-TAGME
Program Administrator

Phone: (734) 615-1533