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AFIP equivalent places

Discussion in 'Pathology' started by coroner, May 4, 2017.

  1. coroner

    coroner Peace Sells...but who's buying? Physician 10+ Year Member

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    For those who remember, when the AFIP used to be in existence, one of the public services it offered to practicing pathologists was to do visiting rotations in various subspecialty services with the AFIP's world renowned experts. I heard that it was a great opportunity to see a vast number of interesting cases and equivalent to doing a mini-fellowship of sorts.

    Unfortunately, there's no AFIP anymore which is a shame. Blame, gov't cutbacks under the Obama administration, but that's another thread...Anyway, that being the case, I was wondering about other places that may offer similar opportunities. Does anyone know of any institutions that let pathologists brush up on various organ systems and double scope for free with experts in their respective field(s) like the AFIP used to?
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2017
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  3. mikesheree

    mikesheree Physician Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 7+ Year Member

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    NOT behind a scope.
    I don't know of any. It is sad about AFIP. I was there back in the 80's and
    it was a great professional opportunity, sadly now unavailable for others.
     
  4. SetecAstronomy

    SetecAstronomy

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    Does the JPC do that? You know, the remnants of the old AFIP? Haven't really bothered to research them too much.
     
  5. Mace1370

    Mace1370 Physician 10+ Year Member

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    It would be very difficult for civilians to get through the door. The JPC has a different mission, which is essentially be a consultative service for the DoD. Residents from WRNMMC can rotate there and that is about it.
     
  6. kchan99

    kchan99 10+ Year Member

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    JPC also provides consultative services for the NIH.
     

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