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Why the high salaries for Dermatopath?

Discussion in 'Pathology' started by Johnnyc, 10.27.02.

  1. Johnnyc

    Johnnyc Junior Member

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    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.
  2. Global Disrobal

    Global Disrobal Along for the ride Moderator

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    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 :)
  3. Johnnyc

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    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.
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    GreatPumpkin Mystical Treatbringer

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    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.

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