Pathology

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  1. EtOHWithdrawal

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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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    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.

    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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