What does it take to be the person who performs autopsies on dead bodies? What steps should I take to become one? Also, I'm probably going to enter Ross University, a Carribean medical school that offers basic sciences in Dominica and two years of clinicals in US ACGME-accredited hospitals. Would the fact that my MD is from Ross hinder my chances of being a medical examiner? How likely is it to affect my chances of getting a pathology residency? How important is it to get a good residency in pathology? Also, what happens after I finish the residency? Do I just simply become a medical examiner and get recruited by a medical center or a morgue? What type of salary should I be expecting? I often hear that the pathology job market is doing badly. Is this true? Would an MD from Ross even worsen it for me? I know that there's a lot I haven't seen but this is what I want to do. Any feedback to my concerns would greatly be appreciated.