Friday, October 30, 2015

30 October 2015: New Pathology Jobs Report posted

Click here for the Pathology Jobs Report for the third quarter of 2015.  It begins:

For this quarter, there were 137 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 59% increase from the 86 job postings in the third quarter of 2014
Rest of report

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

27 October 2015: Possible textbook chapter changes

Let us know what you think about these possible changes by email to Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, or stop by our booth at ASCP this week.

We are merging the Cervix-Cytology chapter into the Cervix chapter, because there is so much overlap.

We are considering merging the Home Page listings of Clinical Pathology chapters and Anatomic Pathology chapters into one large section called Textbook chapters (or something similar).  Currently there is a lot of overlap, as 11 CP chapters are in the AP section.  In addition, some chapters don't quite fit in either category, such as Forensics, and may be harder to find with this split.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

22 October 2015: We have posted updates of the following topics:

22 October 2015: Jobs Page changes

We have made some changes to improve and "clean up" the Jobs pages.  

First, we combined the Jobs-Other page with the popular Pathologist / PhD Jobs page.  Jobs-Other is for pathology related positions that are not for MD / DO / PhD, such as Pathologist Assistant, Med Tech, Manager, etc.  These jobs will be listed under the category Related.  We are keeping the separate Jobs-Other page for a short time, and then will remove it from the Header and Footer.

Second, we will now list summaries of all jobs still active, by date posted.

Third, we are removing links to some very old articles on Job Advice from other pathologists and Transitioning, that can be referenced here.

Contact Dr. Pernick with your comments at NatPernick@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

21 October 2015:

After receiving some feedback from users at the recent CAP Meeting, we have begun experimenting with the color balancing of Micro images we receive from contributors. Below you will see some examples of this work. Are the images clearer and easier to view? Let us know what you think!

Friday, October 16, 2015

16 October 2015: White balance for images

Thanks to Dr. Yasmeen Butt for the suggestion at CAP'15 to use the white balance technique to improve the quality of our images.  Click here for details.  Keep those suggestions coming!

16 October 2015: New Management Page Articles and New Product Information Posted

We posted 2 new Management page articles this week. The first, by Jacob Vugrinac of Vachette Pathology, is The Wrath of the Titans Falls on Physicians and Consumers and the second, by Bill Gilbert of AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions, is ICD-10 Is Here for Pathology. Keep your eyes open for new articles in upcoming weeks and let the authors know of any comments you have.

We have also posted information about new products being offered by Mopec and NeoGenomics Laboratories. This type of information can always be found on our New Products and Services Page.

16 October 2015: New Mystery Case

We have posted a new Mystery Case on our homepage. Hint: Right atrium. View diagnosis >>


16 October 2015: View prior Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences pages

We have now posted versions of the Jobs, Jobs Related, Fellowships by Specialty, Fellowships by State and Conferences page, as of October 1, 2015.  If you need to look up a prior ad, we maintain these files as of the first of each month (or close to it) going back to January 2012.  The format is the name of the file, plus yyyymm, where yyyy is the year and mm is the month.  So, for example, conferences posted as of April 1, 2014 are at http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/conferences201404.html.

Please contact us with any questions.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

13 October 2015: New Membership!

We have recently added Julie E. Kunkel, M.D. to our Membership page:

Basic 
($100 per year)


Julie E. Kunkel, M.D. (
5Oct15)

Thank you, Dr. Kunkel, for supporting PathologyOutlines.com! Visit our Individual Membership page to see why you should become a member too! 

13 October 2015: Shop Amazon.com Contest is Underway!

To promote shopping at Amazon.com, we will award Amazon gift cards of $100, $50 and $25 through a drawing of those who made any purchase (it need not be pathology related) at Amazon.com in October and November 2015.  To be eligible, you need not purchase through a PathologyOutlines.com link, but we will award one additional $25 gift card for every 50 items purchased over our goal of 400 items purchased through our website.

Remember, your purchase supports our free online textbook (through an Amazon commission to us of 5% or more), if you access Amazon.com through a link from PathologyOutlines.com, at no cost to you!

To enter, simple email your Amazon.com receipt by December 5, 2015 to NatPernick@gmail.com, with Amazon contest in the subject line.  The email must include the date of purchase, a description of at least one item purchased, your name and email address.  Only one entry allowed per person.

Winners must provide us with their first and last name, institution or city / state where they reside.  Winners will be announced in this blog. Good luck!

Friday, October 9, 2015

9 October 2015: Conference ads and Job-Other ads


Many Pathologists were asking us for 2016 Conference dates at CAP. We encourage you to post your 2016 conferences early for these reasons: It is one price for the ad no matter how long it runs. You can post a "save the date" ad now for 2016 and then update it later. Pathologists are planning their time off for 2016 and many need to know the 2016 conference dates now. Posting your conference ad early avoids conflicting dates with other conferences that Pathologists may want to attend.  Remember we have 2 options for your ads.  You can post a large, highlighted ad with text, graphics and links for $625, or a simple, one line ad with name, location and link for $325.  You can email your ad to PathOutAds@gmail.com with a copy to NatPernick@gmail.com.



In order to mainstream the job search process, we have decided to move the Job-other ads (Pathology Assistants, Cytotechnologists, Flow Cytometry technicians, etc.) to the main Pathologist Jobs page, starting January 1st.  We will probably list them under Miscellaneous in the table of contents.  We will also be raising the price of these ads to $500, since there is significantly more traffic on the Jobs page than there was on the Jobs-other page.  We list pathology-related jobs as a service to the pathology community, but have found that certain positions such as Histotechnologists get little to no response to their ads with us.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

8 October 2015: 5000th ad posted

Today we posted our 5,000th ad. It was from USCF for a Faculty position in Biomedical Science.  Looking back to January 2003, we note that our 1st ad was posted by Korn Ferry International. Besides being a valuable tool in the hunt for jobs, fellowships, conferences, products and services, these ads are the reason that our site is a free, no registration website.  Thanks to ALL our advertisers for your continued support.

8 October 2015: New Record for Visits!

On October 5th we set another record - daily total visits of 46,454! This may partially be due to us exhibiting at the CAP meeting.  If you are thinking about advertising your pathology product or service with us, now is the time!  Please email  PathOutSales@gmail.com or call us at (248) 646-0325 for more information on how to reach the thousands of visitors to our site.

8 October 2015: Thanks for your comments at CAP '15

Thanks to all who stopped by our booth at CAP'15, and participated in our "focus groups" or otherwise gave us feedback.  These are some ideas we are working on:

* Use primarily images posted on our server, whose links will NOT go bad.  We will concentrate on images from authors or other contributors, the AFIP third series and Dr. Wick's images. We will not post on Flickr, which is blocked by some institutions.  We will also have a weekly "images needed" feature.  Outside websites we will continue to use (because we have special relationships) include Webpathology.com, PathoPic, WebPath and Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.
* Add a section at the end of each topic of 3-5 "Essential features".  Ultimately, we may be able to generate quiz questions from these essential features.
* Explore an App for the entire website, or parts of it.
* Include a Topic Search feature.
* Resume the Superpages, which have all topics associated with a chapter in one continuous page.
* Accelerate the pace of updates and new material (particularly Clinical Pathology and Neuropathology) by expanding our Editorial Board and the number of Authors.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

6 October 2015: September website statistics

For September 2015, we averaged 21,315 visits per day (up 2% from last year), and had 639,475 total visits.  Our Jobs pages received 43,277 visits, Fellowship pages received 5,483 visits and Conference page received a record 10,515 visits!  We posted 53 Pathologist job ads in September, which is also a record number. We are developing a mobile version of our website which should also boost traffic. Thanks everyone for your continued support!

Friday, October 2, 2015

2 October 2015: Feature Page

Our Feature page for October is Laboratories, and highlights our publishers ARUP Laboratories and Cleveland Clinic Laboratories. It also contains an original short article, "Anatomic Pathology Laboratory: Cross-Contamination of Tissue", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D.
2 October 2015:

In preparation for mobile capability, we have included links to all related Chapters on the main Chapter pages. We hope including these links will make navigating between Chapters easier as we transition into a mobile friendly platform. Take a look at our Skin-nontumor chapter to see these improvements in action.
2 October 2015: We have posted updates of the following topics:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

1 October 2015: Commercial Email contest winner!

Our newest Commercial Email contest winner is Dr. Shreekant Bharti, Banaras Hindu University, India.  He was sent a $50 Amazon gift card.

Please make sure to read our sponsored emails for a chance at another contest!