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Pathologist resident revealed as serial killer...

Discussion in 'Pathology' started by LADoc00, Jul 15, 2013.

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  1. LADoc00

    LADoc00 There is no substitute for victory. 10+ Year Member

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    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/15/indiana-doctor-arrested-in-4-unsolved-murders-in-nebraska/?test=latestnews

    Can we now have a rational discussion on better screening of Pathology residents and the mad overtraining going on??
     
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  3. pathstudent

    pathstudent Sound Kapital 10+ Year Member

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  4. jp123ok

    jp123ok Dermatopathologist 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah, better screening is definitely the answer. I vote that all residency applicants be made to answer the question "Are you a serial killer?" as part of their online application. That should definitely weed them out.

    In all seriousness though, it is an awful story and I feel really sorry for all the people affected by these horrible crimes. Creighton is one of those programs that has historically had a lot of trouble filling in the match and I wonder whether this guy (Dr. Anthony Garcia) got into the program through the scramble. If so, then this would definitely support the argument that path residency spots need to be decreased.
     
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  6. WEBB PINKERTON

    WEBB PINKERTON 5+ Year Member

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    God, he lived in Terre Haute Indiana. That is one of the worst towns in Indiana. Drug and crime ridden. Good place for a serial killer. :laugh:

    Sounds like he was working as a physician at the Federal Prison in Terre Haute. That is the prison where Tim McVeigh was executed.

    Seems like working at a prison might make you wanna avoid being there as an inmate. But then again Federal prisons are pretty nice. Madoff has tennis courts as his.

    Makes you feel better about the pathology cuts when you know your tax dollars are going to club med federal prisons doesnt it?
     
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  7. scienceguy19

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    pathology residency drove him crazy to kill?

    or the job market?
     
  8. WEBB PINKERTON

    WEBB PINKERTON 5+ Year Member

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    He was just a psycho who happened to be a path resident at one time. Had nothing to do with pathology. At some point he was gonna have something that set him off.

    On a related note,
    I always wondered what specialty the Craigslist Killer would have chosen.
     
  9. LADoc00

    LADoc00 There is no substitute for victory. 10+ Year Member

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    Or this is another example of how some Path programs scrap the bottom of barrel so deep to continue the proud academic tradition of massive overtraining, they actually dredge up real pathology!

    Need I bring up Haggitt.

    Stop the madness, stop the overtraining.
     
  10. Substance

    Substance 5+ Year Member

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    Your specialty is leading the way in terms of recruiting nutjobs, with radiology and plastic surgery not too far behind.

    I doubt that the presence of this one fellow, and another from more than a decade ago, are any reason to stop the overtraining.

    Still, your field is toast. Thank your academic masters for that one.
     
  11. WEBB PINKERTON

    WEBB PINKERTON 5+ Year Member

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    I agree about the overtraining. The market is a mess. I can show you multiple physicians (from many specialities) in my area that have gotten arrested for some serious crimes in recent years though.

    I havent seen any pathologists around me get into trouble with the law. Most value their job and know they are screwed if they even get a DUI, unlike other specialists who get away with multiple DUIs, domestic violence, drugs and still are able to find employment. Had a urologist north of me get caught with a rain forrest of marijuana in his basement, no exaggeration. It was 20 or so plants. The next hospital over still hired the guy for a large salary. Do you think a pathologist could get away with that in this market?
     
  12. jp123ok

    jp123ok Dermatopathologist 10+ Year Member

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    Substance, are you a physician? If so, what field of medicine are you trained in? A quick scan through your past posts indicates that you rarely post in any forum other than pathology and your posts in the path forum are uniformly negative...
     
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    Serial killer thread = job market thread.
     
  14. WEBB PINKERTON

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    It creates job openings when physicians get hauled off to prison.

    I'd like to know which speciality has produced the most inmates in our prison system. Doubt its pathologists. "Pill mill" doctors are big in my area. I must see one arrested every month in my state.
     
  15. KCShaw

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    http://www.indystar.com/article/201...ana-doctor-suspected-serial-killer-4-Nebraska

    If you believe the news.. Evidently he had also been "fired" from a Family Practice residency in 1999, then there in Omaha in 2001, then got into another path program in Illinois before leaving "for medical reasons," then got into a psychiatry residency in Louisiana but was fired or maybe never started because he didn't have/couldn't get a state license, although he had some state licenses at least intermittently. But he had a Ferrari.
     
  16. WEBB PINKERTON

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    Trying to make a connection between a former path resident who has committed a horrible crime and probably has some true psychiatric issue and the job market or training... well, that's just off-base. Reminds of the Seinfeld episode where Uncle Leo's hamburger is overcooked and he think it's because the cook hates Jews. The connection just ain't there... the guys just overcooked the burger, and this guy's issues have nothing to do with the pathology job market or the number of trainees.
     
  18. WEBB PINKERTON

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    Yea, this guy proves nothing. One serial killer doesnt mean pathology is attracting bottom of the barrel candidates. Now if you wanna argue that pathology seems to attract semi-autistic and english as second language people, I likely will agree with you.:laugh:
     
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  20. gbwillner

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    I just read that whole story (thanks for posting), and all I could think of was....

    How the heck could a guy that was forced to resign from one residency and fired from another, and unable to hold down any job for a decade, afford a Ferrari? Shouldn't the terrible job market have ensured this guy never got a job again?
     
  21. WEBB PINKERTON

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    Maybe prison work pays well. I am guessing that he worked at the federal pen that has housed some high profile people. I believe the church shooter in Charlestown is now there. Tim McVeigh did some time and was executed there as well.
     
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    Pathology (2008) - IMDb
     
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  23. LADoc00

    LADoc00 There is no substitute for victory. 10+ Year Member

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    I dont think I checked this forum for like a year or something and apparently given the fact people are necro'ing threads of mine from 4+ years ago I could even check SDN every half decade and be up to date.

    Nice.
     
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    You are a legend around here lol.
     

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