Hey guys, I consider entering a pathologist trainee position in a large European university hospital. I wonder if pathology is the right career choice for me. A couple of questions for you: - What I wonder is about the future of pathology. I talked to the head of a pathology department and he told me that molecular pathology will (to no surprise) be the future, and estimated that in a few years I will be looking at DNA-Charts (sorry, probably not the technically correct term) about 70 % of the time and only about 30 % of time do actual histopathology under the microscope. Even though it obviously is only for the best of the patients I probably would not enjoy this "laboratory-doctor-medicine" as much as using my microscope and detecting visual patterns. - How much reading is neccessary to be a pathologist? I feel my strengths are good pattern recognition and pattern memory but thousands of pages of written word are a little scary. Of course, theoretical background is key but since no one can remember everything, so how much is it for practical purposes really? - Do you think there is a possibility to work from home or abroad like a radiologist to make diagnoses or will you be locally bound? I do love pathology (especially histopathology) but I want to be sure not to have false expectations so I hope to get some quality input and I apologize in case I come across as a little ignorant.