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Forensic Science
Forensic Science  
Dear Dr Dana

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Medicine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forensic_science
http://www.htcampus.com/category/sciences/forensic-science/
http://www.springer.com/medicine/pathology/journal/12024
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_58XsN6XJWQ
http://www.tn.gov.in/tamilforensic/
http://www.forensicscience.in/
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/forensic_scientist.htm
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forensic_science
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03790738
http://www.forensic.edu.in/


Is Forensic Science available as a specialization subject in Doctor of Medicine (MD) similar to Cardiology, Gynecology, Pathology, Veterinary, Neurology, Ophthalmology etc specialization subjects ?

i.e. MD - Forensic Science.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Dear Prashant,

You don't need an M.D. to become a specialist in forensic medicine.  In fact, many institutions that offer degrees in forensic medicine offer Masters degrees, though some also offer doctorates (usually Doctor of Osteopathy).

As far as I know, forensic medicine is not officially a subset of specialties in which a medical doctor can obtain an internship or residency.  But there's no reason a medical doctor can't become a specialist in forensic medicine.

Hope that helps.

Dana

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Dana Krempels

Expertise

I can answer questions about evolutionary mechanisms and theory, including genetic drift, mutation, natural selection, etc. I also can clear up misconceptions about evolution as it's sometimes talked about by those not well-versed in the subject (e.g., some politicians and many religious fundamentalists).

Experience

I have a Ph.D. in Biology, and presently teach Evolution and Biodiversity, Genetics, Botany, and Zoology at the University of Miami.

Organizations
House Rabbit Society Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society

Publications
Exotic DVM Magazine (veterinary journal)

Education/Credentials
B.S. in Biology B.A. in English Ph.D. in Biology

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