Knox County Tennessee
Regional Forensic Center

Job Shadowing

The Knox County Regional Forensic Center offers a job shadowing experience for those currently studying a related field or planning to have a career in the field of forensics. Shadowing can occur in three of our departments; medicolegal death investigation, autopsy technician, or forensic pathology. Part of this opportunity may include attendance of Morning Report (presentation of case history), death scene response, autopsy observation or review of cases with the pathologist. Shadowing can occur on a one day, one week, or two week basis. In order to assure that all those wishing to job shadow at the RFC are doing so as part of their field of study or to coincide with their career goals, all applicants must; be 18 years of age or older, submit two references from professors or individuals working in a forensic/medical related field, submit a resume or CV as proof their course work/ career path aligns with the RFC, sign a confidentiality agreement, and be vaccinated for hepatitis B.

Please email all questions and documentation regarding shadowing to our business office at rfcbusiness@knoxcounty.org

Training Conferences & Seminars

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The 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.


Pathology Residency

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The Knox County Regional Forensic Center is proud to be affiliated with the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. Pathology students complete their autopsy rotation and residency at our facility. As mentioned previously, our medical examiners are clinical associate professors at The University of Tennessee Knoxville and our facility provides a training ground for future doctors. For further information, please visit http://gsm.utmck.edu/pathology/students.cfm.


Forensic Dentistry

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More than half of all skeletal, decomposed, burned, or dismembered decedent’s positive identifications are achieved by the forensic dentist preforming an oral autopsy and employing antemortem (before death) radiographs in a point-by-point comparison to postmortem (after death) radiographs. Dentist on faculty, in the graduate Forensic Dentistry program, and Dentistry fellowship at Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Dental Medicine in Knoxville, TN, manage these identifications along with dental age estimations, disaster victim identifications, and bite mark analyses. These experts are American Board of Forensic Odontology (ABFO) board certified or in training for board certification under the instruction of doctors Mark Crumpton, James Lewis, Perter Loomis, and Holland Maness.


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Regional Forensic Center

2761 Sullins Street
Knoxville, TN 37919

Phone: 865-215-8000
Business Hours Fax: 865-215-8001
After Hours Fax: 865-215-8011

Business Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
To report a death, our medicolegal death investigators are available 24/7 at 865-215-8010

For employment opportunities at the Regional Forensic Center click below:
Employment Opportunities