We have posted the PathologyOutlines.com jobs report for the 1st quarter of 2022. For this quarter, there were 417 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time Pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics in the report. This is a 56.2% increase from the 267 job postings in the first quarter of 2021. You can read more about which types of positions were posted and filter them by subspecialty and location here.
2. Conferences / CMEUpdate
We are pleased to announce a new offer for Conferences and their associated CME offerings: Post a conference for the standard price of $700, and you can post CME offerings associated with that conference for only an additional $100 ($150 off the usual price of $250). This should be useful to all conferences that also sell a video version. If you’re interested in advertising or you have any questions, email Ads@PathologyOutlines.com.
3. Website Issues
We were having some problems with tracking some of our website statistics. We are still figuring this out, but this should not affect the visitor experience.
We have installed a firewall to improve the security of our website, but it seems to be causing 404 errors. While we are working on fixing it, hitting refresh will usually reload the page, although you may need to try several times or wait a minute. The website is not actually down – this is some complicated internal struggle in the network.
2. Case #510
Case #510 was posted on December 16. You can sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more here.
3. Jobs Record
We now have a record of 732 jobs posted on our Jobs page. Dr. Pernick attributes this to senior pathologists deciding to retire during the pandemic, but he welcomes your stories or your thoughts on this at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.
4. Curing Cancer Network
We sent out another edition of our Curing Cancer Network newsletter. Sign up here to receive it directly in your inbox and view the most recent newsletter here.
5. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists
We have created or added Directoryprofiles for most pathologists at Harvard, Mayo Clinic, University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins, Emory, MD Anderson and other institutions.
We have now posted profiles of 13% of U.S. pathologists, aiming for 50% by next summer. Next, we are adding profiles for pathologists at Washington University, University of Utah and University of Toronto, but anypathologist can create their own profile by filling in this brief form. Use your profile to share your words of wisdom, the secrets of your success or your favorite pathology image.
Dr. Gary Tozbikian has been appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief for the Breast chapter. Dr. Tozbikian is an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology board-certified Surgical Pathologist with a specialization in Breast Pathology. His research is focused on diagnostic, predictive and therapeutic biomarkers for use in breast cancer, as well as the practical application of advanced digital imaging technology in breast pathology. After earning his M.D. degree from The Ohio State University, he completed his Pathology Residency and General Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a Breast Pathology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Tozbikian joined the Department of Pathology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in 2013. He is an Associate Professor and Breast Pathology Division Director and serves as a subspecialty pathologist on the Breast and Genitourinary Pathology services.
2. Jobs Report for Q1 2021
Our jobs report for the first quarter of 2021 has been posted. For the quarter, there were 267 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time Pathologists, which form the basis for the report statistics. This is a 24.8% increase from the 214 job postings in the first quarter of 2020 (click here for the jobs report from 2020 Quarter 1). You can read the rest of the report here.
3. Q1 Promotional Email Contest Winner
Dr. Steven A. Gustafson from William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Mississippi has won the Q1 2021 PathologyOutlines.com Promotional Email Contest! For simply opening up PathologyOutlines.com promotional emails, Dr. Gustafson has won a $100 Amazon gift card.
If you’d like a chance at winning, click here for sign up information and terms.
Case #503 was posted on May 13. You can sign up for our monthly case newsletters and more here.
6. Worldwide Directory of Pathologists
Start thinking about your listing: your favorite image (include diagnosis and text), pathology pearls of wisdom, the secret to your success, your personal website or URL and limited additional free text to communicate to other pathologists.
All submissions must be in English and will be reviewed by our staff before posting. Please don’t submit anything offensive or otherwise inappropriate. The tentative start date is October 2021.
1. New Deputy Editor in Chief for Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands and Special Projects
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Andrey Bychkov as Deputy Editor in Chief for Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands and Special Projects. He is the Director of Digital Pathology at Kameda Medical Center, Japan and Visiting Associate Professor at Nagasaki University, Japan. Dr. Bychkov is originally from Russia, where he obtained his medical degree, completed residency training and practiced in anatomic pathology. Later, he earned his Ph.D. in molecular medicine in Nagasaki, Japan and supervised research projects at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Currently, he is tasked with overseeing digital pathology initiatives in Japan. His research interests are thyroid pathology and digital pathology.
2. New Editorial Board Appointments
Dr. Bonnie Choy was appointed to the Editorial Board for GU Pathology. Dr. Choy is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Evanston, Illinois. She earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and medical degree from the University of Rochester. She completed her Anatomic and Clinical Pathology residency at the University of Chicago, followed by fellowships in Genitourinary Pathology at the University of Chicago and in Cytopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Dr. Marc Pusztaszeri was appointed to the Editorial Board for Head & Neck Pathology & Cytopathology. Dr. Pusztaszeri obtained his medical degree from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2001. He then completed a 6 year residency program in Pathology at CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland. He then practiced mainly at Geneva University Hospitals, where he developed his current specialization of Head and Neck Pathology, Thyroid Pathology and Cytopathology. In 2011 – 2012, he did a visiting fellowship at the Department of Pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In 2017, he joined the Department of Pathology of McGill University in Montreal, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His clinical and research interests have focused mainly on Cytopathology and Surgical Pathology of the thyroid gland and salivary gland tumors.
We have also changed the name of Industry News to Medical News.
6. Record Traffic
In March 2021, we again had record traffic for total sessions (1,704,741), average sessions per day (54,992), page views (3,715,082) and users (566,344). Thanks for your support!
7. Annual Jobs Report
We have completed the annual Jobs report for 2020. For calendar year 2020, there were 763 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics. This is a 9.7% decrease from the 845 ads posted in 2018 (click here), attributed to the marked drop in elective surgery from March to July 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
8. Website Redesign
For our 20th anniversary, we are studying a redesign emphasizing increased ease of use, most likely with more drop down menus and better search capability. We are also considering a worldwide directory of pathologists with headshots, favorite images and words of wisdom submitted by pathologists. Let us know what you think at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.
“For this quarter, there were 240 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time Pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 20.6% increase from the 199 job postings in the fourth quarter of 2018 (click here and note that data is not available for the 4rd quarter of 2019 as we were installing a new database). We excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 240 postings, 223 were for 1 position, 11 were for 2 positions and 6 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1.”
Dr. Pernick’s next short essay in his “Curing Cancer” blog series can be read here. It outlines his recommendations for curative treatment for advanced adult cancers with a poor prognosis, such as lung and pancreatic cancer. The main point is that advanced cancer is not just due to driver mutations but also to systemic network changes that will not revert to normal if the tumor is excised or destroyed. Email any comments or questions to Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.
To navigate more quickly, use the Breadcrumbs at the top and bottom of each topic page. You can also go back to the main chapter or our Home page.
5. E-blast Security
To improve security, we have added a “Double opt-in” feature for our E-blasts. This means that after you sign up, you will receive an email with a link to confirm that you really did make the changes. We have several hundred requests “in limbo”, so if you are not getting the E-blasts you signed up for, please subscribe again and confirm with the follow up email.
Dr. Cheung Man Fung, Florence of Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, Clinical Laboratory, Hong Kong SAR, has won the third PathologyOutlines.com Promotional Email Contest! For simply opening up PathologyOutlines.com email blasts, Dr. Cheung Man Fung, Florence has won a $50 Amazon gift card.
If you’d like a chance at winning, click here for sign up information and terms.
2. National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
PathologyOutlines.com supports the goal of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable of having 80% of adults aged 50 and older get regular screening for colorectal cancer. Although our patient contact is limited, pathologists should still do what we can to promote colorectal screening and reduce unnecessary colorectal cancer deaths.
3.Saving PubMed Articles of Interest
How can you save PubMed articles of interest? Dr. Pernick asked PubMed and got this reply:
After clicking the checkboxes to select citations from the search results page, click the Display Options button and choose Abstract. This will display the selected items only in the Abstract format. Alternately, use the Send to button and choose Clipboard. This will send the selected items to your PubMed Clipboard (this is not the same as your typical operating system clipboard), where they can be viewed until after 8 hours of inactivity.
4. Job Opportunities in Pathology
This video by Scott Kilpatrick, M.D. of Cleveland Clinic, Jobs and Opportunities in Pathology, explores job opportunities in pathology and provides recommendations on how to succeed. It was recommended by our Editorial Board Member Andrey Bychkov, M.D., Ph.D.
In addition to the Roche library mentioned above that focuses on the PDL1-SP142 antibody for triple negative breast cancer, we have one for COVID-19. This one lists our two current topic pages, COVID-19 business opportunities and organization websites that focus on COVID-19. Let us know of other COVID-19 information that would be useful to you.
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