|Mindi and Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner, Dr. Thomas Gilson|
I have always had a very strong interest in forensic science, so much so, that I designed and implemented a course that my high school students can take as one of their science electives. I first learned of the Medical Examiner’s Office through a field trip I took my students on. We were given a presentation and a tour and it was clear that everyone was very intrigued. When the opportunity was presented to me to sign up for the academy for a more in depth look at what the office does, I knew I had to do it.
“I am very grateful for the chance to participate in the Citizens Academy
because it helped me to become a better teacher for my students.”
CCMEO Citizens Academy (2019 Fall Class)
The Academy provided me with in-depth information on subjects such as Toxicology, Fingerprints, Pathology, and Trace Evidence. Hands on experiences, such as mock death scenes, made all of the information interesting and easy to follow. Personally, the most enjoyable part for me was the chance to participate in a demonstration autopsy. It is something I have wanted to experience since I started
|CCMEO Citizens Academy (2019 Spring Class)|
I am very grateful for the chance to participate in the Citizens Academy because it helped me to become a better teacher for my students. I gained so much more knowledge about the different fields of forensic science and I am now able to relate first-hand experiences to them about the concepts being taught. I also can provide them with insight on various career paths they may choose to follow within the field.
It is important that members of the community understand just how much the office does to help people and their families. The Citizens Academy is an opportunity provided to members of the community and I would strongly encourage anyone that has an interest or would like to learn more about what happens day to day at the office to apply.
Sign up for the Spring 2020 CCMEO Citizens Academy – The Medical Examiner’s Office is now accepting applications for our Spring 2020 Citizens Academy. The Spring 2020 academy will begin March 19th. Thirty spots are available, with at least 5 spots designated for County employees. Applications are due February 14th; download the application to apply.