I recently saw these posts on a medschool.com forum devoted to pathology (both were posted by the moderator, a practicing pathologist in Illinois), and I was wondering if anyone had heard similar statements... in path or any other specialty. While I'm not terribly surprised that IMGs have a tough time finding a job after residency, it hadn't occurred to me that female U.S. grads are in a similar situation. Posted in December 2000: "Anecdotally, I hear that most white males graduating from decent programs find jobs through "word of mouth" good-old-boy networks while others, such as IMG's and females, may have a difficult time finding jobs anywhere but at large medical school programs at lower than average salaries. This hiring practice is shameful but there is nothing you can do to make three male partners hire a female or IMG or someone of another ethnic persuasion if they've already contacted the nearest residency program and chosen someone most like themselves." Posted last week: "AS FOR MY COMMENTS ABOUT WASPy males getting all the jobs, I stand by it, but suggest that those females and non-caucasian individuals who love pathology can find good jobs out there, especially in academic settings and in larger groups where women and foreign-trained graduates are already present. It's the two or three person groups where white males seek individuals most like themselves to work with that are almost impossible to break into."