A pathologist deals with the causes and nature of disease and contributes to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment through knowledge gained by the laboratory application of the biologic, chemical and physical sciences. This specialist uses information gathered from the microscopic examination of tissue specimens, cells and body fluids, and from clinical laboratory tests on body fluids and secretions for the diagnosis, exclusion and monitoring of disease.
Every specialty has unique factors they want each candidate to have in their residency application. NRMP conducts regular Program Director surveys to identify which parts of the residency application are most important in differing specialties. Among the information gathered, Program Directors were asked to cite factors they used to select candidates for interviews. They were also asked to rate each factor on a scale from 1 (least important) to 5 (most important).
|Total Training||4 years|
|Average Residency Salary||$58,521.49||Average Physician Salary||$334,000|
|Average Work Week||49.2 Hours|
|Peak Interview Months||October-February|
|Offers the following program training tracks:||American Board of Pathology College of American Pathologists United States and Canadian Academy of PathologyAcademy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists American Society for Clinical Pathology American Society for Investigative PathologyAssociation for Molecular Pathology Association of Directors of Anatomic and Surgical PathologyAssociation of Pathology Chairs|