Don't you think? I am not only talking about the mental angle, because of course we are all intellectual studs and studettes. There is just nothing cooler than the people in this field, whether in the grossing room, the lab, or at the scope. I am not sure what it is. Perhaps it is the satisfaction with knowing the right field we are in. A two-headed microscope is such a pleasant, intimate environment where who knows what can happen. A serene, casual environment. It's quite a pickup line: Hey, want to go over to the two headed microscope with me? If we find some other people we can maybe go to the 4 headed scope. You don't go to the two headed microscope with just anyone. Everyone in all these other fields must be so jealous. Those poor surgeons who went into the field for the sole purpose of becoming more attractive to the opposite sex (or same sex, if that's your bag) must be so upset when they see all the pathologists running around with free time, sitting down for lunch, etc. Plus, one of the big benefits of pathology is that you have to deal with far less poo than in almost any other field. There is poo, to be sure, but it is in a limited form and one does not have to hide one's disguist over this, as opposed to being in a patient's room and saying, "dear god, it smells like crap in here." You just can't say that. Thus, pathologists are better because they don't smell like poo. And you almost never have to deal with vomit. Formalin is not as bad. Thus, in summary: pathologists are more attractive because of 1) serenity; 2) confidence; 3) job satisfaction; 4) intellect; 5) friendliness and sense of humor; 6) minimal poo exposure.