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Academic Pathology

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Academic Pathology is an open access journal sponsored by the Association of Pathology Chairs, established to give voice to the innovations in leadership and management of academic departments of Pathology. These innovations may have impact across the breadth of pathology and laboratory medicine practice. Academic Pathology addresses methods for improving patient care (clinical informatics, genomic […]

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AJP – The American Journal of Pathology

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The American Journal of Pathology (AJP) is the leading global forum for reporting quality original research on cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease. AJP is the official journal of the American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) and published by Elsevier, Inc., seeks high-quality original research reports, reviews, and commentaries related to the molecular and cellular […]

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American Journal of Clinical Pathology

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The American Journal of Clinical Pathology (AJCP) is the official journal of the American Society for Clinical Pathology and the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists. It is the leading peer-reviewed pathology and laboratory medicine research journal available. Its mission is the publication of clinically oriented manuscripts concerning novel laboratory observations on human disease, […]

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American Society of Cytopathology eJournal

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The eJournal continuing education activity reviews the most current literature in cytopathology by today’s foremost experts. This is a great self-assessment, teaching, and education tool. Participants can earn CME/CMLE/SAM credits.

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ASCP’s 2019 Wage Survey of Medical Laboratories in the United States

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Compared with 2017, results show an overall increase in salaries for most laboratory occupations surveyed except cytogenetic technologists, laboratory information systems personnel, and performance improvement or quality assurance personnel. Geographically, laboratory professionals from urban areas earned more than their rural counterparts.

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Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) Medical Student Resources and Opportunities

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The Association of Pathology Chairs has compiled a list of resources related to pathology careers, organizations, and academic pathologists on social media for medical students! See the list of resources to find a world of helpful materials and videos in the physician specialty of pathology. APC also provides a dynamic list of opportunities for students […]

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Critical Values

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Published quarterly, Critical Values provides information that is important to the entire laboratory team by keeping them abreast of technical, regulatory, and ethical issues in pathology and laboratory medicine. Feature articles place important technical issues for lab professional and pathologists in broader context. Authors are well respected leaders in economics, government regulations and policies, industry, […]

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Dear Medical Students: an Open Letter About Pathology (thepathologist.com)

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“The sample is ready. I wheel over a chair, adjust the optics, and peer into the glass lens of the microscope. Just a few rooms over, a patient is lying on a table in a room surrounded by spotlights and masked medical personnel. Everyone in that operating room, conscious or not, is waiting for the […]

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Dr. Strangelab…or, how I stopped worrying and learned to love pathology

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A group of medical students, residents, and attending physicians with a shared interest in pathology got together to discuss the obstacles that stood in their paths, their colleagues’ impressions of the discipline, and what can be done to encourage future students to consider pathology.

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Entry of Graduates of US Pathology Residency Programs Into the Workforce: Cohort Data Between 2008 and 2016 Remain Positive and Stable

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The pathologist workforce in the United States is a topic of interest to the health-care community as a whole and to institutions responsible for the training of new pathologists in particular. Although a pathologist shortage has been projected, there has been a pervasive belief by medical students and their advisors that there are “no jobs in pathology.”

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Journal of Molecular Diagnostics

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The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics (JMD), the official publication of the Association for Molecular Pathology, co-owned by the American Society for Investigative Pathology, publishes high-quality original papers on scientific advances in the translation and validation of molecular discoveries in medicine into the clinical diagnostic setting, and the description and application of technological advances in the […]

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Journey to Success: Career Pathways for Biomedical Scientists in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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What is a Biomedical Scientist in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine? A PhD biomedical scientist in Pathology and/or Laboratory Medicine is a person who is scientifically trained in the life sciences to investigate the pathogenesis of human disease. Scientific training entails acquiring a doctoral degree in one of the basic sciences or in a department of […]

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Lab Medicine

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Lab Medicine is a quarterly print and online publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts related to all subspecialties of laboratory medicine that promote continuing education in the clinical laboratory sciences. This indexed periodical is dedicated to providing continuing education, career development, and new technology information for laboratory professionals. Article types include: Special Reports Reviews Case Studies Science […]

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Laboratory Investigation

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Laboratory Investigation is an international journal owned by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Laboratory Investigation offers prompt publication of high-quality original research in all biomedical disciplines relating to the understanding of human disease and the application of new methods to the diagnosis of disease. Both human and experimental studies are welcome. TYPES OF ARTICLES: Original […]

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Modern Pathology

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Modern Pathology is an international journal owned by the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP). Modern Pathology aims to provide an authoritative platform for publishing the highest quality clinical and translational research studies in pathology. Original manuscripts are the main focus of Modern Pathology. Our scientific communication is enriched by high impact editorials, reviews, and practice guidelines that […]

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Opportunity: Newly Created Physician-Scientist Research Pathway by the American Board of Pathology

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The American Board of Pathology (ABP) has recently approved a physician-scientist research pathway (PSRP) for pathologists in training. This new pathway was specifically created to increase the recruitment of new physician-scientists to our specialty. Pathology is a unique discipline that is recognized as both a basic biomedical science and a clinical specialty, and it has therefore traditionally attracted energetic, intelligent physician-scientists, interested in studying disease mechanisms at the cellular, molecular, and genetic level.

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Pathology: A Satisfying Medical Profession

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Medical students are often unsure about the viability of a career as a physician in pathology. In particular, they are concerned that pathologists may not have a gratifying lifestyle or be well compensated. These worries may cause angst among medical students considering pathology and among junior pathology residents wondering if they made the correct career choice.

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The Canadian Journal of Pathology

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Canadian Journal of Pathology (CJP) is a quarterly peer-reviewed publication owned by the Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP-ACP) with an international editorial board of pathology and laboratory medicine experts. The journal covers a wide spectrum of diagnostic and research aspects of laboratory medicine ranging from anatomical pathology, microbiology, chemistry, hematopathology and molecular pathology. The journal’s […]

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The Job Market Outlook for Residency Graduates: Clear Weather Ahead for the Butterflies?

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The current condition of the job market for new graduates emerging from the cocoon of residency or fellowship training programs remains good, according to the detailed, informative, and reassuring report by Gratzinger et al, summarizing the job market surveys from the past 5 years of the College of American Pathologists (Northfield, Illinois), in this issue of the Archives.

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The Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology

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The Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology (JNEN) is the official journal of the American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP). The Journal publishes original articles on neuropathology and experimental neuroscience, book reviews, letters, and Association news. It is written by and for neuropathologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pathologists, psychiatrists, and basic neuroscientists from around the world. Publication has […]

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The Pathology Workforce and Clinical Licensure: The Role of the PhD Clinical Laboratorian in the United States

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  Abstract There has been a recent recognition of the need to prepare PhD-trained scientists for increasingly diverse careers in academia, industry, and health care. The PhD Data Task Force was formed to better understand the current state of PhD scientists in the clinical laboratory workforce and collect up-to-date information on the training and certification […]

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The Recent Pathology Residency Graduate Job Search Experience: A Synthesis of 5 Years of College of American Pathologists Job Market Surveys

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The College of American Pathologists (CAP) Graduate Medical Education Committee has during the past 5 years sent an annual job search survey each June to CAP junior members and fellows in practice 3 years or less who have actively searched for a non-fellowship position. Pathology residents and fellows seeking their first position have faced a relatively stable job market during the last 5 years, with most accepting positions with which they were satisfied.

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The Road to Becoming a Biomedical Physician Scientist in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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A physician scientist is a unique clinician who is part of a small cadre of physicians who usually work in academic health science centers and have a high impact on health care through discovery, translational and clinical research, and clinical practice. A physician scientist in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is a laboratory physician who is […]

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The State of the Job Market for Pathologists: Evidence from the College of American Pathologists Practice Leader Survey

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More recent analyses of the pathologist job market conclude that in general, pathology trainees can find satisfying jobs in reasonable amounts of time. In a recent survey of first-time job seekers during 2012 through 2016, most respondents reported they found a job within 1 year of searching. Nearly one-third of those respondents received multiple job offers, and there was a high level of satisfaction with the job that they chose. Unpublished results from 2017 show similar, if not better, job search experiences.

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