U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner System Program


BJA’s Strengthening the Medical Examiner-Coroner (ME/C) System Program is designed to increase the supply of forensic pathologists and support the enhancement of medicolegal death investigations services nationwide.

The goals of this program are to:

  1. Increase the supply of qualified forensic pathology practitioners.
  2. Strengthen the quality and consistency of ME/C services.

This program is one of the forensic science programs that moved from the National Institute of Justice to BJA in FY 2020.

Date Created: September 9, 2020