RFC conducts training conferences and offers seminars at our facility for other forensic center employees, law enforcement agencies, medical personnel or other qualified professionals interested in enhancing their forensic knowledge. Our state-of-the-art training facility and conference rooms provide an excellent learning environment.
Knox County Regional Forensic Center (RFC) is proud to be affiliated with the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. Pathology students complete their residencies at our facility. As mentioned previously, our medical examiners are assistant professors at UTK and our facility provides a training ground for future doctors. For further information, please visit http://gsm.utmck.edu/pathology/students.cfm
FORENSIC DENTISTRY RESIDENCIES
The majority of victim identification’s made at the RFC are performed by the forensic dentist using ante-mortem (before death) radiographs compared to post-mortem radiographs of the suspected decedent. The RFC and the Graduate School of Medicine’s Department of General Dentistry at the University of Tennessee Medical Center have a long standing relationship in the training of forensic dentists, from residents to fellows. Currently, the UTMCK sponsors a Forensic Dental Fellowship that provides in-depth training for a dentist aspiring to become board certified by the American Board of Forensic Odontology. Under the guidance of Dr. Mike Tabor, the RFC’s forensic dentist and fellow UTMCK Department of General Dentistry faculty member, Dr. Richard A. Weems, the Fellow receives training in age estimation, disaster victim identification, bite mark analysis and civil litigation in addition to hands-on oral autopsy experience. For more information, please visit http://gsm.utmck.edu/news/1410/forensics.cfm