Since 2008 the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) has offered Visiting Scientist positions in Forensic Anthropology.
Each Visiting Scientist rotation lasts for one month. Between one and nine people are selected each year to participate in the program.
The New York City OCME is the largest medical examiner's office in the United States, with jurisdiction over cases in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Due to the city's high volume of cases, and particularly in light of the complex investigations associated with the 9/11 World Trade Center disaster, Forensic Anthropology plays a significant role in many aspects of OCME's daily operations.
The Visiting Scientist Program is open to domestic and international graduate students and professionals within the field of Forensic Anthropology. The program is designed to provide training and professional development by providing access to hands-on experience. This program immerses participants in various aspects of day-to-day operations within a medical examiner's office, with specific focus on the role of Forensic Anthropology. Visiting Scientists work closely with members of the Forensic Anthropology Unit and have continuous contact with other OCME departments. A certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the rotation.