Yeah, its easier than say medicine but I did a rotation at a northern CA program and even their lab medicine people are there every night until 6 or 7 (med interns are out by 3-4 usually when not on call) and then have a lot of reading to do. The AP people work even harder and also have a lot of reading to do. Path may look easier but I'm thinking it balances out in the end if you want to be good at it. Maybe some programs work you harder than others?
Well at least you get do something that is part of what you will probably do as part of your future job rather than being a glorified secretary/coordinator. And medicine internship is probably much more painful than 1st year of path residency.
Where did you do your rotation in northern CA? I am doing an a rotation in surg path at Stanford starting later this month. I am looking to get the down low on the program. So far, no one has been able to give me any specifics about the program other than it's super busy. Any input would be appreciated.