Why not consider and/or give serious thought to a fast-track system in pathology? I know that AP only followed by certain surgical pathology sub specialties exists... however these are not that formalized. If increased specialization is the future of pathology.. how about offering a system that puts you in your subspecialty area after a year of general pathology training. Can this be done at least for individuals who are sure they want to do surgical pathology? Trainees seem to include CP as part of their AP/CP training because of heme or historically better private practice job opportunities. Fast track to GU... work with a GU group, learn GU stuff, and sign out GU. How much money will this save the system? Think about it... rather than wasting months in chemistry, micro, transfusion medicine etc... you are ready to sign out in your fast tracked specialty in 3 years. What percentage of newer trainees are working in environments that require the "training" two full years of CP provides?