Training & Residency
The RFC conducts training conferences and offers seminars at our facility for other forensic center employees, law enforcement agencies, medical personnel or other qualified professionals interested in enhancing their forensic knowledge. Our state-of-the-art training facility and conference rooms provide an excellent learning environment.
The Knox County Regional Forensic Center is proud to be affiliated with the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. Pathology students complete their autopsy rotation and residency at our facility. As mentioned previously, our medical examiners are clinical associate professors at The University of Tennessee Knoxville and our facility provides a training ground for future doctors. For further information, please visit http://gsm.utmck.edu/pathology/students.cfm.
Forensic Dentistry Fellowship
The majority of victim identification’s made at the RFC are performed by the forensic dentist using ante-mortem (before death) radiographs compared to post-mortem (after death) radiographs of the suspected decedent. The RFC and the Graduate School of Medicine’s Department of General Dentistry have a long standing relationship in the training of forensic dentists, from residents to fellows. Currently, the UTGSM sponsors a Forensic Dental Fellowship that provides in-depth training for a dentist aspiring to become board certified by the American Board of Forensic Odontology. Under the guidance of Dr. Mike Tabor, the RFC’s forensic dentist and fellow UTMCK Department of General Dentistry faculty member, Dr. Richard A. Weems, the Fellow receives training in age estimation, disaster victim identification, bite mark analysis and civil litigation in addition to hands-on oral autopsy experience. For more information, please visit http://gsm.utmck.edu/news/1410/forensics.cfm