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Can I quit my IM now to change to pathology

Discussion in 'Pathology' started by qlin, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. qlin

    qlin New Member

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    After several months of training in IM, I have realized that IM is not something that I would like be a career. I would like to do Pathology. Since pathology does not require prelim year, anyone knows if I can just quit my current position to prepare for the switch? Will there be any funding or violation of contract problems? Thanks.
     
  2. b&ierstiefel

    b&ierstiefel Guest

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    If you're really serious about this, I would contact your IM program director and prepare for the scramble. If you don't secure a spot this year, then you're gonna have to do another year of IM during your PGY-2 year. You can apply through ERAS but remember, in your situation, you can go outside the match to secure your position.
     
  3. SLUsagar

    SLUsagar rock chalk jayhawk
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    yah but please do a full, hands on rotation first...don't just add to the stereotype of people dropping IM, OBGYN, other 100% clinical fields with the fantasy that pathology a) isn't clinical b) is cake.
     
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  4. LADoc00

    LADoc00 Gen X, the last great generation
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    Ill field this one guys: No go away, there way too many pathologists already.
     
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  5. b&ierstiefel

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    Well, I guess that settles that. I inclined to have the same thoughts as SLUsagar as well.
     

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