So the question I keep getting asked along the interview trail is "why the sudden increase nationally in pathology?" Are we all about lifestyle choices? (I'm not... I plan on dying with my forehead against the oculars) Are we that impressed with pathology being 4 instead of 5 years now? (Makes no difference to me, since I was a PSF. Also other interviewees DID NOT even know the change was made at one school I applied at!) Did this forum actually have an influence? (I wonder...) Are we now aware that the job market has opened, and those of us that worry about future employment are now comfortable picking pathology as a career? (This may have influenced me some) Do we (1) hate patients or (2) are we warped in some way? (For me (1) I LOVE patients and GP felt the need to give us a lesson on pt care in pathology, and (2) no more warped than any other medical student!) SO why do we want to be pathologists, folks? Any thoughts? Mindy P.S. I just love pathology!