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Schools that prepare for pathology or radiology??

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by GuBa, May 12, 2000.

  1. GuBa

    GuBa Junior Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    In doing research about MD schools I have a not come across information that informs which schools have a high Match for pathology, radiology or anesthesiology. Are there any sites for this information? Any references? I welcome your input with thanks in advance.
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  3. Carbon Klein

    Carbon Klein Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Pathology, radiology and anesthesiology are three of the least competitive fields to get into. If you are seriously interested in them, all you need is a MD and a pulse (literally). I have a classmate from St George's/Grenada who signed at Cornell for Anesthesiology and was also interviewed at Harvard.

    Be warned that anesthesiology is a very crowded field, and although it may be easy to get a residency, it may be hard to get a job afterwards. That's probably why it's so non-competitive.

  4. GuBa

    GuBa Junior Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    Thanks, that is the kind of information I am looking for. What do you know about pathology or radiology? Where can I find these details, prior to making a choice? I wrote to a depatment head of Penn, I was told to come on in the water is fine - though I feel he is biased. I need more reliable sources, would be glad to hear form those in the field already.
  5. Carbon Klein

    Carbon Klein Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    I don't know a whole lot about those fields. Check out the AMA vacant residency site:

    You'll see that more than a few Radiology programs are vacant even two months after the Match.

    I'm not sure what other information you are looking for. If you want general information on specialties, then you should write to the board granting organization (ie. American Assoc of Pathologists or American College of Pathologists or whatever they're called). They have tons of free literature that they'll send to you.

    If you're interested in specific programs, then you should write to each program for literature. They usually have updated literature in the early summer in anticipation of the Fall applications. And yes, those are free too.

    Check out this site:

    It has lots of information on residency programs.

    By the way, of the three specialties you've listed, only anesthesiology has any significant patient contact. Most pathologists and radiologists have offices in the basement of hospitals and rarely see patients. I volunteered with a pathologist and never saw a patient in the 4 months I worked. However, all 3 specialties have very regular hours with few on-call requirements, to my knowledge.

    By the way, many med schools post their match list on the school's sites. If they didn't then you can probably call the office of students affairs (rather than the admissions office) and have them fax or mail a copy of the match list to you.
  6. scully

    scully Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Sep 8, 1999
    Big D
    Actually Radiology is not an easy match.
  7. cg1

    cg1 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 23, 2000
    Hi GuBa,

    I know a former Pitt med student who went through Penn's radiology residency years ago. This guy had great grades and MCAT score. I think he liked the program, but he's kind of stressed right now in his practice (guess that could happen to anyone).

    One nice thing about Radiology is that it's relatively high pay for relatively little hours, but there's not a lot of patient contact.

    [This message has been edited by cg1 (edited 05-31-2000).]
  8. Truthfully, Radiology is very, very, very competative. Thankfully, they are making it less competative because there are a shortage of Radiologists today. Apply Mass Gen. for Rad. cause u might get it.
  9. fruitbat

    fruitbat Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 4, 2000
    Yes, I have also heard that radiology was a tougher match last year. Who knows why fields' popularities wax and wane, there's no logic to it.

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