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Commissioner Andrew Haggerty Chief Medical Examiner
Mario A Rascon, MD.

Irene Santiago
Chief of Operations

Contact Information

4505 Alberta Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79905
Phone (915) 532-1447
Fax: (915) 532-6630
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The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) Accreditation Program has the explicit purpose of improving the quality of the forensic/medicolegal investigation of death. Accreditation is an endorsement by NAME that the office provides an adequate environment in which a forensic pathologist may practice the profession, and provides reasonable assurances that the system well serves its jurisdiction

The El Paso County is proud to offer an internship that allows proper exposure to different aspects of forensic pathology and medicolegal death investigation, as well as opportunities for academic development. The space is very limited and applications are considered on a first-come-first-served basis. Applicants must be at least in their third year in college and contact our Chief of Operations (Irene Santiago: with 1) a letter of intent, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) copy of highest level of education degree or unofficial transcripts 4) copy of the DD-214 form, (if prior military) 5) three professional references and 6) area of interest (we offer internships in the morgue or investigations)

Deadline for applications are as follows:
Spring internships-November
Summer internships-April
Fall internships-July

Only two internships area available each semester (2-Investigations 2-Morgue)

To be considered for the internship position, applicants must pass a background check.

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