Forensic Fellowship Program

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office offers a Forensic Pathology Fellowship in conjunction with the Medical College of Wisconsin.


The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office investigates approximately 6,000 deaths and performs autopsies for Milwaukee, Jefferson, Kenosha, Racine and Ozaukee Counties.  The office is located downtown, close to the Milwaukee County Courthouse.


Our ACGME-accredited fellowship program provides one year of in-depth training in forensic pathology.  The forensic pathology fellow conducts a substantial number of medicolegal autopsies on routine and unusual cases, and is given substantial control of cases (natural, accidental, suicidal, and homicidal) at all levels, commensurate with their increasing ability.


Training during the year includes rotations in toxicology, forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, and the laboratories of the Milwaukee branch of the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory.  The trainee is afforded opportunities to testify in court and is encouraged to witness testimony by others who are experienced in courtroom dialogue.


In our office, consultations are presented to the senior pathologists for review and advice.  The fellow is allowed to actively participate in these interesting consultations.  In addition, the fellow will be involved in didactic teaching and should be a participant in the annual Medicolegal Death Investigation seminar conducted for investigators and law enforcement personnel.  The trainee is strongly encouraged to participate in research.


The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office accepts one fellow per academic year.  Applicants must have completed training in either anatomic pathology or combined clinical and anatomic pathology in an ACGME-accredited residency program by the beginning of the fellowship year.  Applicants are selected for interviews, following review of their completed application.  The interview process takes place in the fall of each year.



Sheila Plowman, Forensic Pathology Fellowship Coordinator

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office

933 West Highland Avenue

Milwaukee, WI  53233

Phone (414) 223-1200


Wieslawa Tlomak, M.D., Forensic Pathology Fellowship Director

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office

933 West Highland Avenue

Milwaukee, WI  53233

Phone (414) 223-1200



Medical College of Wisconsin Application

Three Letters of Recommendation

Curriculum Vitae

Medical School Transcript

Personal Statement

Only completed applications will be considered.  


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