Are there any employment positions
available in the Collin County Medical Examiner's Office?
No, at present time, all positions for field agents and
office staff are filled.
What types of volunteer (nonpaying) positions
are available in the Medical Examiner's Office?
All volunteer positions are approved at the discretion
of Dr. Rohr, the Medical Examiner. Students wishing to attain experience
in the medical field can contact Dr. Rohr for approval to volunteer.
All students must be in college and, it is preferred, that the experience
be part of a course credit of some kind.
What are the educational requirements
to become a Medical Examiner?
- Graduation from medical school
- Completion of residency in
- Fellowship in forensic pathology
The above training requires about 9 years to finish.
For example, if you graduate with an undergraduate degree at 22, you
should be finishing the above training by age 31.
How can I obtain an autopsy
An autopsy report can be obtained through the Medical
Examiner's office by sending a written request to:
Office of the Medical Examiner
700 B Wilmeth Rd.
McKinney, TX 75069
Please include your name, the name of the deceased, address
where you want the report to be mailed, and a $25 check made out to Collin
What are the requirements for being a field
Four year college degree (major unspecified; Collin
County field agents who work for this office have had a variety of degrees
including Biology, Psychology and Music)
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Interest in forensic science
- Previous experience as a death investigator not
What is the difference between a coroner
and a medical examiner?
The medical examiner is an appointed official who has
an M.D. or D.O. degree and has as their specialty forensic pathology.
The coroner is an elected official who is not required to have a medical
How do I contact the
Medical Examiner's Office?
You can contact the Medical Examiner's Office via
phone, M-F, during normal business hours.