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Interview: Forensic Pathologist, or Medical Examiner

Postby CassandraDorvil » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:03 pm

Hi, my name is Cassandra and I am a freshman at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (NY). I am currently studying to become a forensic pathologist and for one of my assignments I am required to interview a forensic pathologist and turn the interview into an informative essay. If it is not too much trouble I would appreciate it someone can answer the following questions I attached below. It would also be helpful if he/she would leave their name as I would like to give credit for the answers. Thank you for your time.

1.What are some common misconceptions about Forensic Pathology?

2.What is the main difference between a Forensic Pathologist and Medical Examiner?

3.What inspired you to pursue this career?

4.Was anyone opposed to you pursuing this career?

5.How hard is it to get certified?

6.Would you recommend this job to college freshmen? Why?

7.Does this job put a strain on your personal relationships?

8.What stresses you out the most about this job?

9.What is the typical day in the life of a Forensic Pathologist?

10.What was the worst day of your job? The best?

11.Did you ever wish that you did not pursue this career? Why?

12.What was the toughest case you had to work on?

13.How did you feel when you performed your first autopsy?

14.How long does it take on average to complete an autopsy?

15.What would happen if you missed a small detail or messed up during an autopsy?

16.What is the most common cause of death in your experience?

17.How do you get used to the smell of dead bodies?

18.What is the most difficult scene that you have witnessed?

19.Did you ever have nightmares about the people you have worked on?

20.How does it feel to speak to the families of the people you are working on?

21.How do you separate work from home?

22.Did you ever have to appear in court? Do you want to? Why?

23.Does this job make you value life more?

24.If you could go back in time to when you first entered this field what advice would you give yourself?

25.Are you content with where you are in life or is there something else that you want to pursue?

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