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This group was founded in answer to increasing interest in the field of pathology. More and more, students are realizing what an exciting, diverse specialty pathology is and choosing this as their career. Many medical students and physicians remember their pathology course in medical school, but are not sure what a practicing pathologist actually does. It is the goal of this group to increase awareness, increase interest in the field and to provide a structured forum to gain information about pathology as a career choice.
There are two main subdivisions within the field of pathology: Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. You can do your residency training in one (3 year program) or both combined (4 year program). After residency, you can do a fellowship in many different areas.
Anatomic Pathology has multiple subspecialties (you can choose to do a fellowship, usually 1 year, in any of the following areas to further specialize):
Clinical Pathology is a large field and involves anything with a lab (fellowship training is available for each):
There are plenty of jobs for qualified trainees in both private practice and academic pathology. The market is especially good in the Mid-West including Iowa. Iowa trained pathologists have had no difficulty finding jobs all over the country.
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