Scope of path license

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  1. H&E

    H&E Junior Member
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    I was curious about the extent of one's pathology license. Would you still have prescribing rights? Most states allow one to get a medical license after part 3 of boards and finishing PGY-1 (which allows you to moonlight). Is this the case for a pathology resident as well? Are the medical priveleges of the licensed pathology resident different than a resident in say, family practice? (If you wanted to write a scipt for an antibiotic on a Saturday evening would you be permitted to do so?)
     
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  3. pathres

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    You can still write prescriptions as a path resident. Not sure how it works after residency, though.
     
  4. Firebird

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    Pretty sure you can write prescriptions after residency. At least that's what an attending pathologist told me...
     
  5. GreatPumpkin

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    Yep, you can write perscriptions as a path resident and beyond. Though most of us don't. But, in an emergency I would.
     

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