Sunday, January 31, 2016

31 January 2016: Join the membership club

Calling all fans of we invite you to help support our website by becoming a member. You get a great T-shirt and other gifts, all your friends will see your name at our booth at USCAP and CAP (unless you want to be anonymous), and you will also be listed as a member on our blog and in our emails.  Most importantly, you will know you are a part of making our website better.  For information on institutional membership, click herePlease email us with any questions at

Thursday, January 28, 2016

28 January 2016: Commercial Email contest winner!

Our newest Commercial Email contest winner is Dr. Indranil Chakrabarti, North Bengal Medical College.  He was sent a $50 Amazon gift card.

Please make sure to sign up for and read our Commercial emails for a chance at another contest!

28 January 2016: CME at

Visit our CME page to learn about great CME from the American Society of Clinical Pathology, ARUP Laboratories, Board Vitals and other sources.  CME is posted by date added to the page, as well as by subspecialty.  Unfortunately, we are unable to provide CME for reviewing our textbook pages or our Cases of the Week.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

26 January 2016: We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

26 January 2016: Pathologist Jobs Report now available for 4th quarter of 2015

We have now posted the Pathologist jobs report for the fourth quarter of 2015, click here.  It begins:

For this quarter, there were 138 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 14% increase from the 121 job postings in the third quarter of 2014. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 138 postings, 134 were for 1 position, 2 were for 2 positions, and 2 were for an unspecified amount greater than 1 position.

Rest of report.

Monday, January 25, 2016

25 January 2016: New books database

We are starting to add books to our new books database.  The advantages of this major change are: (a) all books will have a standard format, (b) books will be searchable by words in the title, any author, year and specialty, (c) changes / errors will be fixed wherever a book appears, (d) there will now only be one static books page, and multiple dynamic pages created when you do a search, (e) our staff will be more productive (once all the books are added), which means we can work on other things!

For now, the links go to the "old" books pages.  I anticipate that we will switch the links to the new page by the USCAP meeting.  However, it is possible to access the new page using the links at the bottom of the chapter pages.  For now, some books may appear twice, but this will be cleaned up when all the books are added to the database.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

21 January 2016: Survey about Professionalism in AP training programs

Jason R. Rosen, D.O. of Winthrop-University Hospital has asked our help to publicize his survey for current residents, fellows and junior attendings about their experience with their program and professionalism.  To complete the survey, click here.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

14 January 2015: CD Markers now in new format

Our CD Markers chapter has been transferred to our new format.  The new format has a table of contents for each topic, is mobile-friendly, has images sorted by reliability of links, and has been link checked to ensure all text and image links are valid, at least as of today.

Friday, January 8, 2016

8 January 2016: Updating the Textbook

It is an overwhelming task to keep our free online textbook up to date, but we are working towards a goal of updating each topic every 2 years.  At approximately 7,000 topics, this means posting 70 updates a week.  Since we started keeping track in May 2015, we have updated 191 topics.  Currently we are averaging 8 topic updates per week, so we have a ways to go.  

As of today, we have 6 active Editors and 33 active Authors, with a goal of 20 Editors and 60 Authors by the end of 2016.  Qualifications for Authors are listed on our Instructions for Authors page.  If you meet these qualifications, want to help pathologists worldwide, and are NOT motivated primarily by money, please email your CV and indicate your areas of interest.

8 January 2016: Sign-up for Commercial Emails and Enter into Our Drawing for an Gift Card!

We send out a maximum of one (1) Commercial Email each month. When you receive our Commercial Emails and read them, there are easy-to follow instructions that tell you how to enter into a drawing for a $50 gift card. It's that easy! You can sign up to receive these informative emails by clicking here.  

If you missed it, our Commercial Email contest winner last month was Dr. Roberta Smith, Roxborough Memorial Hospital.  

Make sure to sign up for, and read, our sponsored Commercial Emails for a chance to win in our next drawing(s) for an gift card. Look for Commercial Emails to be sent next week and during the first week of February.

8 January 2016: Charitable contribution from Amazon sales

For the fourth quarter of 2015, we earned $5805.22 from sales through  We are donating 10%, or $580.52, to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

We plan to continue to donate 10% of Amazon earnings to a charity related to medicine / health care.  We welcome your suggestions of charities, and will announce the charity for the first quarter of 2016 within a few weeks.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

7 January 2016: Website traffic up 11% in 2015

For 2015, our website traffic increased 11% to a record 7.7 million visits from 6.9 million visits in 2014.  The average visits per day was 21,074.  We had a 38% increase in page views to a record 29.3 million in 2015 from 21.3 million in 2014.  There was also record traffic on our Jobs page (505,183 page views), Fellowship pages (78,974 page views) and Conference page (103,403 page views).  See our Statistics page for more details.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

5 January 2016: Thanks for supporting PathOutlines via

In 2015, we sold over $269,000 of books and other items at through links from  Thanks for your support, which has helped us with the important but expensive investments in improving our website.  Overall, this total includes 1819 books ($252,604) and 100 Kindle eBooks ($9095).

Monday, January 4, 2016

4 January 2015: Featured Companies on Buyer's Guide

In January, we will be highlighting the following Billing / Consulting / Management companies on our Buyer's Guide:
Be sure to visit our Buyer's Guide to learn more helpful information about the products and services offered by these companies for pathologists! You can also access past Feature pages through December 2015.

If you have any questions, please contact Nat Pernick at or Sara Halladay-Klakulak at 248/646-0325 or