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In Australia do pathology trainees have the option to undergo additional fellowship training (maybe referred to as a diploma)? Is it common for australian pathologists to specialize in cytology or breast pathology, for example?
Anyone know how this works?
 

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In Australia do pathology trainees have the option to undergo additional fellowship training (maybe referred to as a diploma)?

Yes, the Royal Australian College of Pathologists offers post-fellowship diplomas in cytopathology, molecular pathology, and forensic pathology. They also offer a diploma in forensic medicine to non-fellows.

Is it common for australian pathologists to specialize in cytology or breast pathology, for example?

Only about 5% of pathologists sub-specialise in cytology. The majority of them go into anatomical pathology (maybe 45-50%). The other popular sub-specialities are hematology (15-20%) and microbiology (~10%). All of the others sit at around 5% or less.
 
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There are quite a few subspecialty options available for pathologists in Australia.

If you'd like more information you can visit the college at: www.rcpa.edu.au
 
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