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Just Science Podcast: Just Internships for Death Investigation

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February 2023

This episode of Just Science discusses how internship programs at medical examiner and coroner’s offices can be a good way to pursue a career in the field.


This first episode of the Just Science Podcast’s Supporting Medicolegal Death Investigators mini season features two guests: Cory Russo, the Medical Examiner Investigator at the Utah State Office of the Medical Examiner, and Chelsea Brown, Senior Deputy Coroner at the Orange County Coroner’s Office. In this episode, they discuss the path to joining the medicolegal death investigator (MDI) profession, and how an effective way to gain exposure to this kind of career is through participating in internship programs that are available in some offices. Cory and Chelsea discuss the requirements of applying to these internship programs, what an average day looks like for an intern, and how the internship can prepare students for a career in the MDI field.

Date Published: February 1, 2023