Hi, So as my M3 goes by I am realizing more and more all the time that I love the disease, I don't like the day to day management/treatment of the disease. I also don't think I care as much about direct patient contact. Don't get me wrong, I care about the patients, but I know that what they really want from me is effectiveness in helping fix them, just as I want only to cure them; being their friend or really getting to know them is not a true priority for me. I also miss pathology more and more all the time. The other week, I had the pleasure of following a patient on my peds rotation with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, and when I went to the path lab to look for the hemophagocytes in the bone marrow biopsy, I was very excited. Pathology seems a lot like when I did astronomy in college...its like there is a whole separate world that you see through pictures and then you do your calculations and assessments to figure out what you are looking at. I was curious: 1) How dynamic is the field's knowledge base? How much do you study? I love heme/onc a lot, but I wasn't as crazy about the prospect of always reading about the latest chemotherapeutic trials all the time for the rest of my life, I am much too interested in the pathology, not enough in the pharmacology I guess. Is the knowledge base in pathology like anatomy, where the knowledge is relatively static but current developments for learning consist in new ways of looking at the same thing? What do you read on a daily basis once you finish residency? 2) I was discussing with a few of my friends and no one seemed to be able to figure out...why is radiology so competitive but path is not equally competitive? Both are very similar in terms of high income potential, good hours, daily activity of looking at scans/images most of the day. Yet it is largely expected one must be AOA to enter rads now, and yet path is not as competitive. Thanks!