I've become aware that many US students/doctors don't know of the different type of pathologists besides clinical/anat pathologists and forensic path

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The following thread made me realise this


Other specialties of Pathology are:

Chemical pathology which i kind of explained in the link above. - can specialise in metabolic medicine

Haematological pathology- its in the name, and they can branch off to become clinical haematologists as well instead of going through internal medicine.

medical microbiology

Genetic pathology

All of the above do not include gross pathology

There is also Neuropathology and Paediatric pathology

They can also specialize in Infectious Diseases if I remember correctly

You'll see them in the link below going to the American Board of Pathology

 

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Lol what did I just read? The future surely doesn’t look too good. Must be a PGY1 from podunksville Path program.

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The following thread made me realise this


Other specialties of Pathology are:

Chemical pathology which i kind of explained in the link above. - can specialise in metabolic medicine

Haematological pathology- its in the name, and they can branch off to become clinical haematologists as well instead of going through internal medicine.

medical microbiology

Genetic pathology

All of the above do not include gross pathology

There is also Neuropathology and Paediatric pathology

They can also specialize in Infectious Diseases if I remember correctly

You'll see them in the link below going to the American Board of Pathology

Those are just subspecialties within anatomic and clinical pathology, many of which don't have subspecialty boards.
 
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Those are just subspecialties within anatomic and clinical pathology, many of which don't have subspecialty boards.
Countries like Australia and South Africa have direct streams to get into things like chemical pathology and haematological path, genetic path, microbiology etc... They are about 5 years long.
In America its just 12 months extra to subspecialize after clin/anat path.
If you're interested in the subspecialty work then it might be a good idea to look into them. If I'd ever choose path, I'd go with chem path, haem path or neuropath. but neuropath requires you to become an anatomical pathologist first which is a downside.
Chem path is quite cool and has a clinical subspec. Haem path physiology and Pathophysiology is quite fun and also has subspec in clinical haematology. I know of haem pathologist that are practicing clinical haematology.
 

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Most physicians dont even know what ANY pathologists do. I dont want to recount how many drunk female physicians have engaged me with the classic retort: "Pathology?! Why would you do that??"

Like I had thrown my life and promising career away on a heroine addiction and if I had chosen ANY other field of medicine they would have been more than willing to sleep with me.

At a certain point, that will get to even the most hardened embittered pathologists. This is a true fact, I literally spent an entire year of my late 20s pretending to be something else. An entire year of lies to every new person I met. Figured this must be what it is like being a tranny or something. No wonder their suicide rate is sky high.

Folks we are THE proverbial Der Untermensch of healthcare.
 
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Most physicians dont even know what ANY pathologists do. I dont want to recount how many drunk female physicians have engaged me with the classic retort: "Pathology?! Why would you do that??"

Like I had thrown my life and promising career away on a heroine addiction and if I had chosen ANY other field of medicine they would have been more than willing to sleep with me.

At a certain point, that will get to even the most hardened embittered pathologists. This is a true fact, I literally spent an entire year of my late 20s pretending to be something else. An entire year of lies to every new person I met. Figured this must be what it is like being a tranny or something. No wonder their suicide rate is sky high.

Folks we are THE proverbial Der Untermensch of healthcare.
Most important thing is that you love what you are you doing....tell them the truth, "I love my job, I get paid a decent salary and I work good hours....why would I do something else?" tell them about the work you do that they don't know about, they might find it interesting or .
Not all woman might dig pathology... But they do dig men with confidence, passion for what they do, and enough time outside of work.
 
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Most physicians dont even know what ANY pathologists do. I dont want to recount how many drunk female physicians have engaged me with the classic retort: "Pathology?! Why would you do that??"

Like I had thrown my life and promising career away on a heroine addiction and if I had chosen ANY other field of medicine they would have been more than willing to sleep with me.

At a certain point, that will get to even the most hardened embittered pathologists. This is a true fact, I literally spent an entire year of my late 20s pretending to be something else. An entire year of lies to every new person I met. Figured this must be what it is like being a tranny or something. No wonder their suicide rate is sky high.

Folks we are THE proverbial Der Untermensch of healthcare.
lol this is the hardest I've laughed from a post in a while, thanks
 

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Most physicians dont even know what ANY pathologists do. I dont want to recount how many drunk female physicians have engaged me with the classic retort: "Pathology?! Why would you do that??"

Like I had thrown my life and promising career away on a heroine addiction and if I had chosen ANY other field of medicine they would have been more than willing to sleep with me.

At a certain point, that will get to even the most hardened embittered pathologists. This is a true fact, I literally spent an entire year of my late 20s pretending to be something else. An entire year of lies to every new person I met. Figured this must be what it is like being a tranny or something. No wonder their suicide rate is sky high.

Folks we are THE proverbial Der Untermensch of healthcare.
Considering you were addicted to heroine (and not heroin) may have added to your glamorous tranny story line.