Forensic Pathologist Research

Essay by c_palacios1985College, UndergraduateA, April 2014

download word file, 10 pages 0.0

Maria Palacios

Professor Sanchez

English 1A

01 August 2013

Forensic Pathologist

When you think of death, there's always a mystery that surrounds it. Forensic pathologist not only deal with crime and death. They evaluate and diagnose a disease or condition, when it can't be diagnosed by a Doctor. Not everyone has the guts to do it. According to Forensic Magazine, "Forensic Pathologist translate tragedies into answers". If you love unraveling mysteries and are curious about the pathology of the human body, this career may be perfect for you.

According to, Forensic Magazine the "progress of technology has helped forensic pathology become more accurate than the first time it was introduced". The first forensic medicine book was written in 1247 by Song Ci, a bright forensic scientist in the Southern Song Dynasty, who is now remembered as the father of forensic medicine. Forensic Pathology became part of America's science system till the nineteenth century.

According to ( "after pathology and toxicology were applied in solving thousands of crime cases in the world", forensic pathology was recognized in the USA by the American Board of Pathology in 1959.

To become a forensic pathologist, typically one has to go through minimum 13 years of high school education and training. According to ( considering this career, it heavily relies on "biology, chemistry, physics, and other core sciences". A person must have a strong passion for science. It takes many years of schooling to prepare for this career. It starts with a four year college degree, followed by four years of medical school. After medical school, the physician begins a three to five year training program in pathology. After finishing the program, the pathologist must take a one year training program at a medical examiner's or coroner's office. Every forensic pathologist must have...