IU School of Medicine



During the combined surgical pathology and forensic pathology elective students will be able to participate in autoposies, indepth clinical-pathologic correlations, and observe potential court testimony. During electives students will be exposed to an average of 25 autopsies per month.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Heather LeBrun (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu)

Director: Roland M. Kohr, M.D.

Campus: Terre Haute

Location: Terre Haute Regional Hospital (Terre Haute)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate knowledge about pathologic manifestations of disease processes through participation in case sign outs of both gross and microscopic pathology cases including autopsy participation, specimen examination and dissection, and use of teaching microscope (MK3)
  • 2) Demonstrate the elements needed for a forensic presentation of traumatic injuriy from a variety of mechanisms (i)e) cause of death, mechanism of death, manner of death of victim in question, source of evidence, appropriate documentation (MK5)


  • CASE PRESENTATION EVALUATION Elective Rubric Combined Surgical/Forensic Pathology Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Assessment will be by observation, case presentations, and discussion with faculty).

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-50 (8:00am to 5:00pm M-F)

Time Distribution: 60% Clinical; 20% Library/Research; 20% Laboratory

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Heather LeBrun (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH. Must check with Clinical Coordinator, Heather LeBrun , for availability at (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu), 812-237-2401.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None