Monday, August 29, 2016

29 August 2016: Textbook updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have also added new images to the following topics:

29 August 2016: Amazon related charitable contributions

For the first half of 2016, we contributed $745 to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund.  This represents 10% of the funds we received because you shopped at through one of the links on our Website (Header or Footer text link, Books pages or Amazon banners).  For the second half of 2016, we will contribute to the Detroit College Promise Scholarship program which we started, now part of the Detroit Public School Foundation

Friday, August 26, 2016

26 August 2016: Contest! What should we add to our website?

Simply let us know what you think the coolest thing we could add to our website would be, and win a $50 gift certificate!

Entering a contest has never been easier! Email us your idea (to by September 30, 2016 or visit us at the upcoming Las Vegas conferences (ASCP, booth #502 and CAP, booth #217). One entry per person. staff will determine winner. The winner must provide their name, affiliation or location, and email address and will be announced in our blog and emails. The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2016.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Visit us at the ASCP and CAP 2016 conferences!

Will you be in Las Vegas this September? We will be! Please stop by to meet Dr. Pernick and other staff. We are exhibiting on September 14-15 at the ASCP conference in the Mandalay Bay hotel, Booth #502. We will also be exhibiting at the CAP conference in the Wynn Hotel on September 25-27, Booth #217. We will also be giving really nice gifts to the Pathologists who fill out a one page survey for us (while supplies last).

Friday, August 19, 2016

19 August 2016: Seeking a New Author for Case of the Week Discussions

We are looking for a second author to write the Case of the Week discussions, so we can get ahead by several weeks, and are covered when one author goes on leave or has a busy period. You must be a staff pathologist and a good writer. 

The advantages are getting known by the 6500+ subscribers to this feature, as well as $75 per case discussion. The initial time commitment is 2-3 hours per week. When we are caught up, it will be less. 

If interested, contact Dr. Pernick at, and attach your CV and a writing sample.

19 August 2016: New Management Article, plus New Product Announcements and Product Questionnaires for Antibodies and Laboratories

Earlier this week, we posted a link to a new article on our Management Page: "A Quick Look At The 2017 Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule", by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology. We post new articles, provided by Vachette Pathology and AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions every couple of weeks or as they become available.
New Product Announcements from BoardVitals and BioSB are now available for viewing and three (3) new Product Questionnaires have been posted under Antibodies /Biomarkers (BioMosaics and Agilent Technologies- Dako) and Laboratories (for specimens and second opinions (Machaon Diagnostics). Take a look in all of the sections, to see company and product information from all who have posted.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

9 August 2016: Removal of Primary References

We are starting to remove the Primary References sections from the main Chapter pages, because they are usually out of date.  This section was helpful when an entire Chapter was written by the same author.  Now each topic in a chapter is written separately, and includes its own references.

9 August 2016: Pathologist Jobs Report for second quarter of 2016

We have now posted the Pathologist Jobs Report for the second quarter of 2016.  It begins:

For this quarter, there were 127 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 35.1% increase from the 94 job postings in the second quarter of 2015. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 127 postings, 115 were for 1 position, 5 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions, and 6 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.  Rest of report.

Monday, August 8, 2016

8 August 2016: Reach the pathology market quickly and inexpensively with our Email newsletters

We offer companies and laboratories a great opportunity to reach Pathologists quickly and relatively inexpensively, by advertising in our various email newsletters.  These newsletters are received only by those who sign up for them, either online or at conferences.  This means the content, including your advertisement, is more likely to be read thoroughly.  

We currently have 5 emailed newsletters: 

Case of Week - sent 3 weeks per month and posted permanently - 6,559 subscribers
Commercial / Promotions - sent up to 2 times per month - 8,119 subscribers
Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences email - sent every 2 weeks - 4,715 subscribers
Website news email - sent monthly - 3,559 subscribers
What's New email - sent quarterly and posted permanently - 9,070 subscribers

Subscribers are removed if the emails are bad, so the counts, which are from 8/8/16, are valid.

Contact Sara at or 248/646-0325 for more details.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

8 August 2016: New Fellowship page

We have launched a new Fellowship page.  The changes include: (a) ability to search by year of opening, specialty, state/country and posting date; (b) all data appears on a single page (currently it appears on 2 pages); (c) cleaner format; (d) faster updates.  The default page has a sort of summaries by year of opening, followed by a sort of ads by state/country and subspecialty.  Let us know of any comments or questions you have.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

3 August 2016: Now starting our 16th year is now starting its 16th year of providing a free, no registration, pathology textbook for the pathology community.  My initial goal, other than getting the first chapter (Thyroid) written, was to average 200 visits per day.  Now, we are over 20,000 visits per day, or over 14,000 Google analytic sessions per day.  Thanks for your support, and please let us know what we can do to make the website more useful to you.

3 August 2016: New Management Article, plus New CME, New Product Announcements and Product Questionnaires for Education

Earlier today, we posted a link to another new article on our Management Page: "Is Your Outdated Fee Schedule Leaving Money On The Table?", by Mick Raich, Vachette Pathology. We post new articles, provided by Vachette Pathology and AdvantEdge Healthcare Solutions. The next article will be available for viewing in a couple of weeks. 

Last week, we posted information about 3 new CME courses that ARUP Laboratories is offering, and a New Product Announcement from ASCP is now available, too. 

In case you missed it, we now have an Education/ CME Product Questionnaire page. On it are banners from current corporate advertisers that have Education/ CME to offer and you can view the product questionnaire that BoardVitals returned to us last month.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

2 August 2016: Textbook updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

2 August 2016: View prior Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences pages

We have now posted versions of the Jobs, Fellowships by Specialty and State / Country, and Conferences pages as of June 1, 2016, July 1, 2016 and August 1, 2016.

If you need to look up a prior ad, we maintain these files as of the first of each month (or close to it). See files below:

As of June 1, 2016: Jobs, Fellowships by Specialty, Fellowships by State, Conferences

As of July 1, 2016: Jobs, Fellowships by Specialty, Fellowships by State, Conferences 

As of August 1, 2016: Jobs, Fellowships by Specialty, Fellowships by State, Conferences

The format is the name of the file, plus yyyymm, where yyyy is the year and mm is the month.  So, for example, jobs posted as of April 1, 2016 are at
Please contact us with any questions via email at or telephone at (248) 646-0325.

Monday, August 1, 2016

1 August 2016: New Commercial Email Contest Winner!

Our newest Commercial Email contest winner is Dr. Yvelisse Suarez, from Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. A $50 Amazon gift card was sent to Dr. Suarez.

Please make sure to sign up for and read our Commercial emails for a chance at another contest! There were very low entries in the last contest. You can't win if you don't enter. Thanks.

1 August 2016 - Now Accepting Cases for Case of the Week!

We are currently accepting interesting cases for Case of the Week. When we receive your case and images, we will add them to a queue of pending cases, and send you an email notification 1-2 weeks before your case will be posted on the website and sent out via email.

Please make sure your case contribution follows these guidelines

1. At minimum, must include a case description with short clinical history, diagnosis and associated images; discussion is optional
2. Images must be separate attachments, exceptional quality and at least 300KB (JPG, GIF, TIFF format)
3. Case diagnosis must be confirmed by at least 2 pathologists
4. Include mailing address (U.S / Canada only) to receive payment by check, or include email address to receive payment by PayPal ($50 per case)
5. Must be willing to respond to inquiries about the case
6. May send up to 3 cases per year; if you contribute more, the additional cases will be held and post the following year
7. Please give us 1 week to review your case before contacting us again

Note: case contributions that do not follow these guidelines will not be accepted. 

For more information on how to contribute a case, visit our main Case of the Week page. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Pernick at Thank you for contributing to!

1 August 2016: Combining Cervix and Cervix-cytology chapters

We are in the process of combining the Cervix and Cervix-Cytology chapters, with each topic to contain information on both H&E and cytology diagnoses, as applicable.  Right now, the Table of Contents contains separate topics for H&E and cytopathology, but they will be combined when updated.