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Medical Secretaries

General Office PhotoMedical Secretaries work with our Pathologists in completing the Autopsy Protocol for both Cuyahoga County and a number of surrounding counties.  Medical Secretaries transcribe the autopsy dictation, x-ray reports, specimen reports and cassette-taped suicide notes (when applicable), in order to complete the final Autopsy Protocol.   

They also report deaths to the Ohio SIDS Network (deaths of children under 2 years of age), and to Children and Family Services or KIDS Network (children 18 years of age and under). The Medical Secretaries also maintains schedules for the Pathologists, visiting medical students, and resident doctor’s rotation schedules.  This department answers telephones and takes messages for the Pathologists, does file management, and maintains departmental records and logs.