New York City Medical Examiner's Office - Bronx
Connecticut has a centralized medical examiner system, and by State statute all autopsies performed by authorization of the State are performed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Farmington, CT. Therefore, residents do not get exposed to forensic autopsies during their rotation at YNHH. To allow the residents to participate in forensic autopsies, each resident does a two week rotation at the New York City Medical Examiner's Bronx Office. Dr. James Gill, a former Yale Pathology Resident and now Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for NYC coordinates the experience of the residents while on this rotation. The rotation requires travel to New York on a daily basis. This can be done by car or by train. Residents are reimbursed a fixed amount, based on their chosen method of transportation.