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M.E. vs Pathology

What would the difference be between being a
pathologist and being a medical examiner?
(education requred, employment opportunities,
wages, etc..)
Thank you in advance :)


Sara Lou :-)
"I really screwed up this time…"
-Jeffrey Dahmer

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  1. admin says:

    SPELLING WOULD BE A GREAT START. (required)

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    Sara Collins wrote in message <36603EE2.D4A4A…@capital.net>…
    >What would the difference be between being a
    >pathologist and being a medical examiner?
    >(education requred, employment opportunities,
    >wages, etc..)
    >Thank you in advance :)

    >–
    >Sara Lou :-)
    >"I really screwed up this time…"
    >-Jeffrey Dahmer

  2. admin says:

    A less smart-alecky answer (everyone’s allowed an occasional typo!)
    might be:

    A medical examiner *is* a pathologist,  who has subspecialized in
    forensic pathology, which involves the investigation of "unnatural"
    death (whether accident, suicide, homicide, otherwise unexplained),
    and by its nature also encompasses the investigation of natural deaths
    that have occured outside a hospital setting.  

    Another question might be "what is the difference between a medical
    examiner and a coroner?" A coroner is not necessarily a pathologist at
    all, and occasionally (though not frequently) not even a physician.
    But he/she, if not a pathologist, almost always employs pathologists
    to do forensic autopsies (these probably are not subspecialized,
    however). Indeed the medical examiner system, originally designed over
    40 years ago in large urban centers, arose out of a desire to increase
    the  sophistication of forensic autopsies,  and has gradually spread
    beyond urban areas.

    Regarding remuneration of medical examiners: probably these are among
    the lowest paid pathologists, despite their specialized training,
    given that they are employed by government (local/county) agencies. An
    unfortunate situation, perhaps, but not unexpected…

    Adam M. Dubin, M.D.
    Department of Pathology
    St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital
    Chicago, IL
    (*not* a forensic pathologist!)

    On Sun, 29 Nov 1998 22:11:32 +1030, "Brian" <bubbybr…@cobweb.com.au>
    wrote:

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    >SPELLING WOULD BE A GREAT START. (required)
    >Sara Collins wrote in message <36603EE2.D4A4A…@capital.net>…
    >>What would the difference be between being a
    >>pathologist and being a medical examiner?
    >>(education requred, employment opportunities,
    >>wages, etc..)
    >>Thank you in advance :)

    >>–
    >>Sara Lou :-)
    >>"I really screwed up this time…"
    >>-Jeffrey Dahmer