What is the professional training of a coroner?

Last year many may have read about the Taylor University students and faculty that were killed in an auto accident. Two of the students were misidentified by the coroner. The coroner had no real professional training. He was our former mayor. I thought coroners had to be doctors or trained medical professionals. Anyone? Serious answers only.

Asked By: Carrie C - 8/19/2007
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I am a deputy coroner for the county in which I live. Yes there is extensive training for coroners or death investigators. However, even with this training, mistakes are still made. We are only human. It is terrible when this happens but unfortunately it does happen. As to being medical personnel, it is not required. A... More
Answered By: coronerivie - 8/20/2007
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Answered By: p41nt1llh43rtimf1r3 - 8/19/2007
Coroners require no formal training. They are county appointed positions. Medical examiners are MDs or DOs who have been through a Pathology residency and a one-year fellowship in Forensic Pathology to be board eligible.
Answered By: novangelis - 8/19/2007
The answer is not the same in all places, but here is the general idea: Traditionally (going back to medieval England), a coroner is a king's representative who looks into suspicious deaths. ("Coroner" is a corruption of "crowner", a person who represents the crown = king... More
Answered By: Lisa B - 8/19/2007
The requirements to be a coroner vary greatly from one jurisdiction to another in the United States. Some jurisdictions require little or no training. In others the requirements may be that the coroner must be a licensed pathologist.
Answered By: Jim E - 8/20/2007
In my county, the coroner is elected on a public ballot, along with mayor, sheriff, etc. He is normally a doctor, I don't know if it is required though. A buddy of mine did it for two years.
Answered By: muddypuppyuk - 8/20/2007
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