To become a forensic pathologist it takes several years of schooling for an individual to prepare himself, the actual study to become a forensic pathologist begins with a college degree, to acquire this degree it takes around four years of hard work, then another four years of medical school. Once out of the medical school the physician needs to begin residency training program, this program easily lasts about 3 to 5 years. To become a specialist in forensic pathology the prerequisite training program has to include at least anatomic pathology. Once the residential training is complete the young pathologist will have one year speciality training program that will help him or her build a proper base in forensic pathology. This training can be done in a proper urbanized city or in a large metropolitan area.