Originally Posted by atnag
I think the op's point was that people in IM don't feel the need to do multiple different fellowships to get a job/become more marketable. We all know that the market is better for primary care docs, but it's true that no one after completing residency in IM does multiple fellowships in Cardio and GI or ID plus Rheumatology, etc., but we all know people who did two or three unrelated fellowships in pathology. However; you are correct that's it's not a good analogy in terms of continuing training because our time spent is less since almost all of our fellowships are one year vs two-three for IM.
How are people not understanding this??? If path fellowships were three years, you can be sure people would only do one. Just as if GI and Cards were 1 year fellowships, you better believe you'd have a ton of ass-heart docs out there. Its simple economics. You do what you can to get a leg up with sacrificing too much. One year is obviously worth it to most pathologists.