The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Internship (OCME) application for UVM undergraduates, recent grads, and PBPM's is facilitated by the Office of Fellowships, Opportunities, & Undergraduate Research. This unfunded internship provides students with direct exposure to the day-to-day activities of the OCME. This is a highly competitive opportunity with limited space. The highly competitive nature often leads students to apply multiple times; this is typical for this opportunity. Applications from first year students will not be accepted. We encourage students from any academic path to apply.
The Application Process has multiple steps. The application through FOUR is the first step. FOUR reviews the submissions, and submits the most qualified students from the pool of applicants to the State of Vermont Medical Examiner for further review. Being selected by the UVM reviewer does NOT guarantee acceptance into the program.
The Internship Program requires students to have two weekday mornings (8am-12pm) available during the term for which you apply.
IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES
Spring Internship (January-April) deadline: 3rd Friday in November
Summer Internship (May-August) deadline: 3rd Friday in February
Fall Internship (September-December) deadline: 3rd Friday in August (before semester begins)
About the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the State of Vermont: The OCME has the statutory authority under Vermont law to investigate deaths when a person dies... from violence or suddenly, when in apparent good health...in any unusual, unnatural or suspicious manner; or in circumstances involving a hazard to public health, welfare, or safety.
(Cited from the Office of the Chief Medical Officer in Vermont.)