What are the work hours? Do pathologists have the option of not coming in on weekends?
The hours can be fairly deceptive. In times of where you are faced with admin challenges, the hours can be quite long. In slower times, they can probably be compressed to less than 4hrs/day, but unlike other physician subspecs, many times you are expected to "stay on deck" even though you arent earning $ or doing productive work.
I have heard of private practice neurosurgeons and vascular surgeons getting paid 2000 by the hospital to call for one night at trauma center hospitals. They supposedly get it even if there are no cases an then if there is they get to bill for their work. Do community practice pathologist ever get a similar deal or is taking call just part if the job.