The examination in forensic pathology is a one-day, computer-based examination consisting of combined Written and Practical sections and Virtual Microscopy (VM) sections. There are no glass slides, only VM. The examination is administered as follows:
|Forensic Pathology Exam||Total Number of Questions||Total Time|
|Written/Practical Sections||225||3 Hrs. 45 Mins|
|Virtual Mictoscopy||50||2 Hrs. 56 Mins|
All questions are multiple-choice and in the one-best-answer format. Questions related to microscopic slides may be accompanied by an image or images (scene photograph, gross photograph, radiograph, etc). The questions are designed to measure the candidate’s body of knowledge and problem-solving ability.
Subject areas covered include, but are not limited to: