Volume 38, Issue 4 (July 1993)
Development and Implementation of the First Clinical Forensic Medicine Training Program
To address the un-met forensic needs of victims who are survivors of violent crimes and trauma, the first residency-based clinical forensic medicine training program and fellowship has been established. The Kentucky Medical Examiner's Office and the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville are currently training physicians to provide clinical forensic evaluations. The clinical forensic physicians evaluate adult and pediatric victims of blunt and penetrating trauma, sexual and physical abuse and collect evidentiary material when indicated. The development of a clinical forensic medicine training program and fellowship at the resident physician level is internationally unique.