Released: January 19, 2023
The Delaware County Office of the Medical Examiner hosted students from the Delaware County Technical School (DCTS) as part of the Office’s plan to begin providing educational opportunities for local technical schools, nursing schools, colleges, and universities.
Office of the Medical Examiner Administrator Jeffrey Lange, Autopsy Technicians Greg Riegel and Jenny Gilliard, Evidence Technician Moira Guilin and Forensic Investigator Julia Barrra-Alvizuri welcomed a dozen DCTS students enrolled in the School of Health and Biosciences’ Medical Careers program, providing several intense hours to observe standard autopsy procedures, engage in discussions, and earn invaluable hands-on training and experience.
The visit was one of many such visits that the students take during their studies. The DCTS Medical Careers program curriculum — which includes anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, medical terminology, safety, infection control, and medical law and ethics — provides students with exposure to career-based presentations from an array of healthcare professionals, including nurses, physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, medical technologists, and pharmacists.
The Office of the Medical Examiner, whose mission is to provide accurate, timely, dignified, compassionate, and professional forensic investigative services for the families of decedents who have died in Delaware County, will also host students from the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology (PIT) and anticipates an expanded role in providing critical instructional opportunities going forward.
Council commends Medical Examiner Administrator Jeffrey Lange and his team for providing a memorable experience for these young students.
Learn more about DCTS here: www.DCIU.org/DCTS