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strep paniticus

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greetings!

i am an ms4 who is going to apply to programs in pathology for residency. i came to this decision late, after figuring out that i liked almost everything but not enought to do it every day. then i had a pathology elective and loved it.

can anyone enlighten me on the best programs around the country. or it might be more helpful if i could learn which programs to AVOID! i am looking at programs mostly near the 2 coasts but that is like 50 programs and i can't apply to that many.

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GreatPumpkin

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Almost all the big university programs are fine programs. You just need to go and see if you like what they have and the people you will be around for 4 years or more. Make sure you ask the residents about the hours and the workload during surg path. And, try to get a feel if they are happy with the program.

One good thing to consider is that most people find jobs near where they do residency. So try to pick a place you may like to live from now on.

When someone asks what the "best" school is it is always a tough question to answer. It many times depends on what you want to do with yourself afterward. If you want academics then you should try to go for a big named school "Stanford, Mass Gen, Mayo, etc......" But, if that is not your thing I wouldn't classify these as necessarily the best choices. If you want to go derm or cyto you better pick a program that has a good program in that. But, if you want to go private practice the best pick is just where you will be happiest.

Good luck.

Btw VCU/MCV has an awesome cyto program. :)
 

weissjas

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Hey guys,

I am also going to pathology and I have my elective next month. Does any one recommend some good books (review too!) that can help me thru my rotation

Thanks
J
 

Mindy

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I love "Histology for Pathologists." Re-reading Robbins isn't a bad idea either.

Mindy
 
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