Midwest Death Investigation Course

​​​With the recent COVID-19 virus concerns, comes challenges, flexibility and every changing plan. Given the recent recommendations from our state and the CDC, as well as the State Medical Examiner’s Office and DMACC, we have decided to postpone the Midwest Death Investigation Course until Spring 2021. ​This was not an easy decision, but because of the uncertainty we feel that it is the best interest of all parties. We will continue to update this page as to the future of MDIC. Thank you!



​1st Annual Midwest Death Investigation Course​
Ankeny, Iowa

The Midwest Death Investigation Course provides essential training for individuals new to medicolegal death investigation and individuals already in the field interested in continuing education. The curriculum is designed to provide the basic training and knowledge needed to assist medical examiners in scene investigations and gathering information critical for accurately determining cause and manner of death. The basic track instruction combines didactic lectures from experts in the fields of forensic pathology, medicolegal death investigation, and law with practical exercises of working up and documenting mock scenes. The master's track combines introductory/refresher lectures on essential topics with more advanced lecture topics.

The curriculum provides training that is immediately applicable to work performed every day in medical examiner offices and knowledge that is helpful for preparation for the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigator (ABMDI) registry exam. The training is also valuable to physicians, nurses, law enforcement officers, attorneys, and emergency medical personnel. Nursing and EMT contact hours pending.​

Registration opens mid-March.

Please check back often for updates!

Interested in being a sponsor or having a booth? Please contact Jill Whitson at jawhitson@dmacc.edu​