National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Cancer Research Autopsy Pathology Rotation (http://home.ccr.cancer.gov/LOP/intranet/ResidentsManual/sect4autopat.asp)
Representative questions that can be answered with this resource:
- What organs need to be weighed after death in the course of an autopsy?
- What hours can a typical autopsy resident expect to work?
- What is the relationship between a junior resident and a senior resident?
A procedures guides to residents working in the NCI autopsy department. Mix of administrative and how-to materials including:
- Hours and Rotation on Autopsy Service
- Autopsy Responsibilities for Residents During Other Rotations
- Work-up and Sign-Out
- Instructions for Dictation of Autopsy Reports
- Delinquent Autopsies (Autopsies Older Than 60 days)
- Gross Examination – Outline of Basic Method, to be modified as needed for individual cases
- Safety Considerations
Although this is not for a criminal morgue, many procedures are similar.
For more on autopsy procedures, see Everything and Everyone Dies.