@Regranned from @deathunderglass - Image: radiograph of gunshot wound of head, from radiopaedia.org, case courtesy of A. Prof. Frank Gaillard, ID: 6094.
Hey @deathunderglass-ers, tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US, and one of the many things I'm grateful for is the advice and opportunities I've been given on the way to becoming a forensic pathologist. Time to pay it forward - so I'm reposting the offer below. If you've got friends with forensic dreams, tag 'em. Happy Thanksgiving!
So lately I've been getting an enormous amount of inquiries about how one becomes a forensic pathologist. When I was a student, I struggled to get reliable information on the process of getting into medical school, how choosing a residency worked, and a million other things. I got a lot of bad information, too (for example, I was told repeatedly that there were NO scholarships for medical students…and then I covered about a third of my med school tuition with scholarships and grants. How 'bout them apples.) Seeing as there are only about 400 board-certified forensic pathologists in the country, there just weren't all that many informed people to ask.
So, @deathunderglass-ers, I'll make you a deal. I'll do my best to answer any questions you have about how to become a medical examiner either in the comments, or, if you're shy, via email at email@example.com. In return, I require you to pass it on once you've achieved your goal. And if you really feel grateful, consider making a donation to @project.meow, the cat rescue I volunteer with (and hey, if you're a broke student, no worries – I've been there and done that, and I very much understand.) Yes, it's a long road, but I really love what I do, and if it's what you really want to do too, keep at it. And remember that fulfilled ambition is a tremendous gift, and good advice is priceless.
#forensic #pathology #autopsy #deathunderglass #dissection #medical #goodadvice #projectmeow #howboutthemapples - #regrann