Bachelor of Science in Forensic Investigations students along with several Crime Scene Technology students at the Jacksonville campus took part in an educational experience hosted by the Medical Examiner’s Office, Jacksonville. The students received an introduction to day to day operations, the role of the Medical Examiner and their investigators, as well as attendance at an autopsy.    The autopsy was conducted on partially decomposed remains and provided the students with a front row seat to the sights, sounds and smells in forensic medicine.  The attending Forensic Pathologist talked the students through the autopsy process and explained significant findings along the way.  The students were provided ample opportunity to engage in the medical thought process and ask questions.  Although not always a pleasant task, the forensic autopsy is critical to the cause and manner of death.   All students in attendance left with a renewed commitment to their chosen field of study.