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Medical Examiner

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Madelyn Kopp

on 17 May 2013

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Madelyn Kopp Career Ladder History Training/Education Personal Qualities Obtaining a License: Registering for a license from the state. In ND, must be certified physician. Years of Training: 12-15 Origin: Medical examiners started in the English colonial period in the 17nth century. Additional Schooling: 4 years undergraduate, 4 years medical, 3-5 years Anatomical/Clinical pathology residency, 1-2 years forensic pathology. Needed: Coordination, Time Management, Social Perceptiveness, Good Judgement, Complex Problem Solving, Honesty, and Hard Work. Skill Measurements Medical Examiner Important: 1860- First law authorizing the coroner to require participation of a physician in the death investigation process.
1877- Replaced coroners with physicians called medical examiners. Future Trends: New technology on the computer, camera usage. Description: They do autopsies, pathological and toxicological analysis, and investigate the cause of death to determine the cause of death. High School Courses: Anatomy, Medical Related Careers, Medical Terminology, Medical Records, and more Personally Go for Training: UND, NDSU Requirements: MCAT, High GPA, personal interviews. Like: Honesty, Hard Work, Good Judgement, Coordination, Time Management. Have: Hard Work, Honesty. Exams: State Board Exam Professional Org.: American Board of Pathology Code of Ethics Code of Ethics: Do the forensic needs of the state while being nice, and respectful to the individual. Personal Code of Ethics: Be nice to others and treat them how you would want to be treated. Earnings/Benefits Income: $63,760 (Average National Wage) Perk: I get to help the living by figuring out what happened to the dead. Future Outlook Continuing Education: To keep their license, medical examiners must complete 20 hours of continuing education a year Future Outlook: Stable (From 2010-2020, +15% growth expected) Bibliography Physical Duties/ Physical Demands Typical Day: Checking email/invoices, visiting mortuary, doing some autopsies, and filling out paperwork. Hours Per Day: 11-12 hours, usually on call. Days Per Week: 7, can work on holidays. Physical Demands: Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others, seeing clearly at a distance, identifying and understanding the speech of another person, seeing clearly up close, carrying loads of 10-20 lbs., it is also emotionally draining. RUreadyND.com MedScape.com Quiz How many years of training is needed? Where did it originate? What is the national average of income? How many hours per day? What are some physical demands? usnewsuniversitydirectory.com funeralethics.org/coronerethics.pdf ehow.com ncbi.nlm.nih.gov education-portal.com Cost: $13,000, 3,587 per 12 credits. Opportunities: Since Medical examiner is already such a specialize field, there are no opportunities to specialize. Benefits: Medical, prescription drug, vision, and dental insurance. nbme.iapplicants.com/
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