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Hello! I'm currently a pre-PA student. I know I want to do PA for sure, but I'm having a growing interest towards forensic medicine/anthropology. I'd like to eventually take further education in that field, probably a masters program.

 

From what I've researched thus far, forensic anthropologists are usually DOs/MDs who do it part time.

Does anyone know of PAs who have taken a similar path? I was just curious.

 

Thanks for your help!

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yeah, I did a rotation at the MEs office in manhattan while in PA school. complete horror show!! :O

 

the PAs employed there go to the death scenes. as a student, I went to death scenes and assisted on the autopsies.

 

to the OP: why go to PA school? why not just do anthropology with a minor in forensics (or visa-versa)?

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To be a field agent for most coroners/medical examiners a degree in a health related field is not required.  When I used to do pre-employment physicals on gov't hires the field agents came from a wide diversity of backgrounds.  Why so many examples to comment on?  They realized that the hours and work surroundings out in the field (location, weather, time) were the pits.

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On 5/2/2014 at 8:21 PM, problem child said:

yeah, I did a rotation at the MEs office in manhattan while in PA school. complete horror show!! 😮

 

the PAs employed there go to the death scenes. as a student, I went to death scenes and assisted on the autopsies.

 

to the OP: why go to PA school? why not just do anthropology with a minor in forensics (or visa-versa)?

Hi ! I know this post is somewhat old but I was wondering, what PA school was that in NY? Was it Touro? I am interested in forensics and the medicolegal, so if you have a name for the school so I can apply, or know of a few , please let me know 🙂 Thanks in advance

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