Story Behind The Picture
The Department of Forensic Medicine of the Faculty of Medicine UGM-RSUP DR Sardjito in collaboration with Regional DVI team from West Java, Yogyakarta, Police-Medical Team and Australia’s DVI Team identified 21 victims of Garuda plane crash in 2007.
A good team work resulted in fast and accurate identification process. Only within three days, all victims were successfully identified. This effort was appreciated by the Indonesian and Australian government as a good example of an effective and accurate DVI team work.
The Department of Forensic Medicine and Medicolegal was established in 1952, with the name Mediciana Forensic. Our department has delivered residency program in Forensic Medicine since 1977. Supported by 13 staf, currently our department is still continuously developing in the developing for a better education and practice excellence. Science is dynamic. In the future, we hope to be able to develop further competence in the field of Biomolecular Forensic. With only one PhD in Biomolecular Forensic, the Department needs to attract more academics with this background. In addition, expertise in law will also improve the capacity of the department to keep up with the Medicolegal issues.