International Observership Program

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The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office offers an invaluable observership opportunity tailored for international medical students and medical doctors with an interest in forensic pathology. This program provides the opportunity to observe the intricate day-to-day operations of an active and prestigious medical examiner's office and forensic laboratory. Through this engagement, the observer will gain insight into the comprehensive processes involved in forensic pathology, including autopsy procedures, evidence analysis, and case management. This observership not only fosters professional development, but also promotes cross-cultural exchange, enhancing an understanding of forensic medicine within a diverse and dynamic research setting.

Candidates and institutions interested in the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office International Observership Program should contact Dr. Lorenzo Gitto,