two questions, 1. i have heard that pathology is for those that really love the basic sciences. now i love understanding the logical processes by which disease happens and looking at slides and that stuff, but laundry lists of cytokines and following carbons in biochem make me shudder. how "basic sciencey" is real life pathology? how bout anatomic vs. clinical? are you all biochem junkies or what? 2. did most of you decide that patient care wasn't for you and then look to pathology or is pathology just so great that you will overlook not being able to see patients? (sorry to keep harping on this, i'm just trying to figure this out) thanks for your opinions. this forum is so civilized and encouraging compared to some of the others. gives me a good feeling about the kind of people interested in path.