Curious. Just matched in Path at my #1 spot and am very happy about it. Have received nothing but commiserations (!) from friends who are already docs, saying it is a 'one way street.' (Not to mention the whole job market thing, seen in many other threads!) Can't emphasize this enough, I am very very happy to be in path. However, is this true? Can a pathologist ever return to clinical medicine? After 1-2 years in residency? 5 years post residency? 15? Anyone ever heard of someone doing this? Thanks, PS How annoying is that...like you would ever do that to someone who was getting married? 'Oh, dude, she's a skank. Get out of that.'