10-27-2002, 02:48 PM
This is a question to anyone who has insight into why the salaries for people completing Dermatopathology fellowships are so obscenely high in the >500k range.
Are the reimbursements high or are there limited numbers of trained fellows every year to ensure a limited supply. Just curious for the icnome disparities with the other path fellowhips.
10-27-2002, 02:54 PM
The "500K" figures appears inflated especially considering that you are referring to fellow's "coming out..."
Are you referring to more established Dermatopathologists? From the 3 that I know, 1 is close to that figure with the other 2 in the low 300's and this is after 10 years of work.
What they once told me was that it was the shear volume of the material. They also get a good penny for Melanoma related consults (there are a lot of those considering the legal ramifications of missing a diagnosis)
B y theway, where did you get your data? Just curious and wanting to peek myself aswell :)
10-27-2002, 03:01 PM
I found the figure from a job ad on an employment site for Dermatologists. This was for people just "out" and in a metro area (chicago) practice. We're not even talking about post-partner money which would be higher me thinks.
Ill try to find it again and post the link.
10-27-2002, 09:01 PM
They are in high demand, with very few graduates every year. So that is why the inflated salaries. Skin cases are high volume, easy to process, good billing cases.