Wednesday, July 29, 2015

29 July 2015: We posted updated reviews of the following topics:

29 July 2015: Publications Block

Some of our links to Nature publications are still being blocked.  If you click on the link, you may get this error:

Internal Server Error - Read. The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

If this happens, cut and paste the URL into a new tab or window, and the page should now load.  We have been working on this issue for a few years.

Monday, July 20, 2015

20 July 2015: How to be a Lab Director-2016 version

We now have the 2016 version of How to be a Lab Director on our website here. To buy the printed version for a nominal price from Amazon, click here.

Recent Updates

20 July 2015: We posted updated reviews of the following topics:

20 July 2015: New images added for Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma

For the Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx chapter, we have added an interesting case and images, contributed by Dr. I Weng Lao and Dr. Jian Wang, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center (China):

Nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx > Other tumors > Nasal chondromesenchymal hamartoma

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

15 July 2015: New Topic with Interesting Case

We have recently added a new topic to the Skin-nontumor chapter with an interesting case and images, contributed by Dr. Thiriveni Balajji and Dr. M. Kavitha, Coimbatore Medical College (India):

Skin-nontumor > Infectious disorders > Cysticercosis

Monday, July 13, 2015

13 July 2015: Why is this job still posted if it's filled?

We sometimes get asked why jobs remain posted on our Jobs page if a pathologist is told that it's filled.

We post the ads until the positions are filled, up to 6 months.  We rely on the advertisers to tell us if the position is filled.  We do call them after 3-4 months, but rely on their representations.  Some of them have actually filled the position, but like to keep the ad open until the pathologist actually starts the job and has been there a while - there is nothing we can do about that.

In our experience, most non-academic positions are pretty much filled within 1-2 months of posting, so a position posted in February is likely filled, no matter what they say to you.  As you may have experienced, courtesy and professionalism seem to have been lost in the hiring process.  When we hire, we try to set a good example, by responding to all inquiries in a timely manner and being as honest as we can be.  But not everyone does that.