Thursday, June 22, 2017

22 June 2017: Case of Week page changes

It's a small change, but we wanted to let you know that when you click on a Case on one of the 4 Case of the Week pages (by clinical history, by diagnosis, by category/subspecialty with diagnosis, by category/subspecialty without diagnosis), the Case will now appear in a new window.  We made this change to improve consistency across our website.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

21 June 2017: Images needed - Kidney tumor, Mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma

Our request this week is for micro images relevant to:

Kidney tumor, Mucinous tubular and spindle cell carcinoma

We believe it is important to have an adequate number of high quality images on our server, because images on other servers often disappear.  If you own images of these entities, please email them as attachments to Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, with any corresponding clinical history.  There is no payment for image contributions, but we will acknowledge you as contributor, so please indicate how you want your name to be displayed.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

20 June 2017: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Monday, June 19, 2017

19 June 2017: Joke of the Month

Joke of the Month, submitted by Dr. Ruiz:
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Steve (someone i just met): So you're a doctor?

Me: Yes, I'm a pathologist.

Steve: And what's that?

Me: I examine cells with a microscope, mostly from tissue samples but also from needle aspirations or frozen sections. I give a diagnosis of a tumor or inflammation, so the attending doctor can provide proper treatment. I also interpret special studies that give prognostic information for cancer, and helps choose specific therapies for some illnesses. I also do autopsies.

Steve: So, you do autopsies...
 
 
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Email your jokes to natpernick@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

14 June 2017: What Subscription Emails are you receiving?

We respect your privacy, and do not sell / lend out any email addresses.  We use Constant Contact to manage our subscription emails, so it is easy for you to add or delete emails.  This can be done by clicking on the Newsletter link in the Header or Footer.  Then scroll down to the bottom where it says "Sign up for our Email Newsletters" and enter your email address.  If it is in the system, it now allows you to edit the newsletters you receive.  This page also has links to old "What's New" newsletters and to Pathology Humor.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

13 June 2017: Make sure to get our emails!

Please add NatPernick@gmail.com to your SafeList / Address book, so our email subscriptions go directly into your inbox.

Please bookmark and use our Amazon.com link to remember to shop at Amazon.com, and at the same time, help PathologyOutlines.com.  We receive a commission (~ 5%) from all purchases made through this link, whether pathology related or not, at not cost to you.  You get the benefit of wide selection of products and sellers, product reviews, a low price, and the knowledge that you are helping us maintain and expand our free website for the pathology community.

Monday, June 5, 2017

5 June 2017: New Conference Database

We have posted a revised Conferences page based on a new database, which makes it easier to add and remove conferences.  The changes you will see include: conferences listed by organization (for organizations that post 6+ conferences at a time), total number of conferences on the page, and numbers of conferences per organization, location and subspecialty.  There is also a cleaner look to the page.  Let us know if you have any comments.

5 June 2017: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

5 June 2017: Images needed - Colon tumor - perivascular epithelioid cell tumor; Pancreas - colloid (mucinous noncystic) carcinoma; Lung tumor - carcinosarcoma

Our request this week is for micro images relevant to:

Colon tumor, Perivascular epithelioid cell tumor
Pancreas, Colloid (mucinous noncystic) carcinoma
Lung tumor, Carcinosarcoma

We believe it is important to have an adequate number of high quality images on our server, because images on other servers often disappear.  If you own images of these entities, please email them as attachments to Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, with any corresponding clinical history.  There is no payment for image contributions, but we will acknowledge you as contributor, so please indicate how you want your name to be displayed.

5 June 2017: Complexity and Cancer

Dr. Pernick has revised his 2011 paper, The Laws of Complexity and Self-Organization: A Framework for Understanding Neoplasia, click here.  Please email him at NatPernick@gmail.com with any comments or questions.

5 June 2017: New feature - Jobs by Region and Subspecialty

We have added a new feature to the Jobs page - Jobs by Region and Subspecialty.  This is for the US only, which has 4 regions (Midwest, Northeast, South and West).  You can now get totals of all jobs (all subspecialties) or a particular subspecialty by region by using the drop down menu.  The totals are followed by the summaries of these jobs and the full job ads by region.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

1 June 2017: Spring Brings Flowers and More Visits!

We are pleased that for May 2017 we had a record number of overall Sessions/Visits (753,609), Sessions/Visits per day (24,310), and Users (309,689). Take advantage of our high traffic by advertising to the pathology community. For advertising options such as Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences or Corporate ads, please visit our Advertise page for more information.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

23 May 2017: Amazon Purchases Help Flint Child Health & Development Fund

Twice a year, PathologyOutlines.com donates 10% of our Amazon commission to a non-profit. For the second half of 2016, we contributed $642 to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund. You can buy Pathology, non Pathology related books or any other items by using our Amazon link. Besides purchasing from Amazon.com (using our links), you can donate specifically to this effort by clicking here. Thank you!

For the first half of 2017, we will contribute to The Detroit College Promise, now part of the Detroit Public School Foundation.

Thanks again!

23 May 2017: Amazon Contest Winners

We have finally picked the winners of our Amazon contest.  This was for the best ways to promote having Pathologists buy books and other items at Amazon.com, via the PathologyOutlines.com site, as a way of supporting our free, no registration website.  Purchases made through links on our website generate a "commission" from Amazon of about 5%, paid directly by Amazon to us, without any cost to the buyer.

The two winners are Dr. Thomas Chong, University of Southern California / Los Angeles County Medical Center and Dr. Abha Soni, University of Alabama in Birmingham.  Each will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.

Here are the winning ideas (edited for length):

* List the top books and resources for different categories, such as studying for the AP Boards, CP Boards, Neuropath boards, HemePath boards, etc.  Also - having reviews of hardware (cameras, microscopes, digital scanners, etc.)  We are working on this.

* List recommended books for first/second year residents to buy.  It was recommended to actually create a shopping cart with these books in it, this does not appear to be technically possible at this time.  We are working on this.

Here are the other suggestions (edited for length):

Make it MUCH more user friendly, perhaps via a highly visible link or app. We will work on getting the message out in different ways.

* What if you gave away a $100 gift card to a random person who used the site for their amazon purchases.  We have actually done this in the past.  We may try it again.


* I suggest to acquire list/email add of all medical school and Pathology Societies. Send pamphlets/brochure/emails/ promotions and give discounts for group or bulk purchases.  We are not able to give our own discounts, but we may contact the medical schools to let them know about our services, particularly when we have lists of recommended books.


*  I wonder if people who have Amazon Prime are concerned that going thru the website won’t let them use it?  Maybe a clear statement about that in every mention of the need for folks to go thru Pathology Outlines will help? We will get the message out.

* Have a book review page or segment with a direct link to purchase the book via amazon at the end of the review.  We did have book reviews in the past, but it is difficult to get people to write them.  We may try again in the future.


Monday, May 22, 2017

22 May 2017: Images needed - adrenal gland and paraganglia, focal adrenalitis

Our request this week is for micro images relevant to:

Adrenal gland and paraganglia, focal adrenalitis

If you own images of these entities, please email them as attachments to Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, with any corresponding clinical history.  There is no payment for image contributions, but we will acknowledge you as contributor, so please indicate how you want your name to be displayed.

22 May 2017: New Management Articles, New CME, and New Webinar Posted

We have a number of new management articles that have been posted on our Management page in the past month. These articles, written by Vachette Pathology, include, "Republicans Weighing AHCA Amendment", "Looking For A Registry To Assist With 2017 MIPS? Check Out The Full CMS List", and "Check Your MIPS Status Online With New CMS Tool."

 

In addition, new CME courses offered by ARUP Laboratories Institute for Learning were posted last month. And, we recently posted info about another free webinar sponsored by Roche: FDA reclassification of Rapid Antigen flu testing and why it's an opportunity for lab leadership.

22 May 2017: New Joke (funny video)

Joke (funny video) of the month! See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woYyi1rwwhw. We need more jokes! Please email them to natpernick@gmail.com. Thanks!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

11 May 2017: Feature of Month - using Google.com

Many visitors have indicated that they get better searches when using Google.com to search our website, compared to the Search on our website (which is also from Google).  They first visit Google.com, then type PathologyOutlines.com and the search term (for example "Pathologyoutlines.com carcinoid").


11 May 2017: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

9 May 2017: Images needed - NKX3-1 in normal prostate, PIN, prostatic adenocarcinoma, other

Our request this week is for micro images relevant to:

NKX3-1 in normal prostate, PIN, prostatic adenocarcinoma, other

If you own images of these entities, please email them as attachments to Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, with any corresponding clinical history.  There is no payment for image contributions, but we will acknowledge you as contributor, so please indicate how you want your name to be displayed.

Monday, May 1, 2017

1 May 2017 - New Jobs Report for First Quarter of 2017

We have now posted the Jobs Report for the first quarter of 2017, click here.  It is also accessible from the Jobs page by clicking on the orange link.  It begins:

For this quarter, there were 146 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 10.6% increase from the 132 job postings in the first quarter of 2016. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 146 postings, 137 were for 1 position, 4 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions, and 4 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.  Rest of report.

1 May 2017: View prior Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences pages

We have now posted versions of the Jobs, Fellowships, and Conferences pages as of March 1, 2017, April 1, 2017 and May 1, 2017. We have them posted as far back as January 2012.

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 March 1, 2017: Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences

As of April 1, 2017: Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences

As of Mat 1, 2017: Jobs, Fellowships, 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 http://pathologyoutlines.com/jobs201604.html.
 
Please contact us with any questions via email at CommentsPathout@gmail.com or telephone at (248) 646-0325.

Monday, April 17, 2017

17 April 2017: Images needed - cytology, Arias-Stella change in cervix (pap smear)

Our request this week is for micro images relevant to:

Cytology, Arias-Stella change in cervix (pap smear)

If you own images of these entities, please email them as attachments to Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, with any corresponding clinical history.  There is no payment for image contributions, but we will acknowledge you as contributor, so please indicate how you want your name to be displayed.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

12 April 2017: March 2017 Website Statistics

After having a great show at the USCAP conference, we are happy to see that our traffic numbers keep increasing. Our number of session per day is up 53% from the same time last year, with total sessions for the month of 733,957! This seems to also correspond to the number of users increasing as well (297,417 for March). We had a record number of page views at 1,833,494.

We are currently working on converting the rest of our topics from the old format into the newer, cleaner format. We are also increasing our Editors and Authors to ensure you get the most reliable and up-to-date information from our textbook.

If you have any suggestions on other things we can do, just email natpernick@gmail.com.

Monday, April 10, 2017

10 April 2017: Welcome new Editors to PathologyOutlines.com

We would like to welcome Dr. Carla Ellis and Dr. Emily Reisenbichler to our Editorial Board. Dr. Ellis is an Assistant Professor at Emory University School of Medicine and will focus on our Renal and GU Pathology chapters. Dr. Emily Reisenbichler is an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University and will focus on our Breast chapter. We look forward to working with our new editors.

10 April 2017: New Management Articles, New CME, and New Products Posted

We have a number of new management articles that have been posted on our Management page. Some of the articles written by Vachette's Mick Raich are, "Understanding the Benefits of Registry Reporting", "Can Your Biller Help You Successfully Navigate MIPS?", and "How To Identify PQRS Penalties."


In addition, new CME courses offered by ARUP Laboratories were posted last month, and you can read about InCellDx's and Optronics' new products on our New Products and Services Page.

10 April 2017: Images needed - breast cellular fibroadenoma

Our request this week is for micro images relevant to:

Breast cellular fibroadenoma

If you own images of these entities, please email them as attachments to Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, with any corresponding clinical history.  There is no payment for image contributions, but we will acknowledge you as contributor, so please indicate how you want your name to be displayed.

Friday, April 7, 2017

7 April 2017: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Thursday, March 30, 2017

30 March 2017: Feature of the Month - Scroll down on the Home Page

This month's feature may seem obvious to many, but some visitors do not know that we offer a Pathology textbook, which is accessed by scrolling down the Home Page.  The chapters are arranged in alphabetical order, and offer ~7100 topics with text, images and references.

We are planning a new Board Review test, with questions created by authors of newly updated topics.  The plan is to have a drop down menu, by subspecialty or chapter, with questions selected in random order from those already posted for that chapter.  Since we add 5-10 questions per week, this feature should rapidly become useful.  It is still in the proposal stage, and should be completed by the summer.


Monday, March 27, 2017

27 March 2017: Images needed - ovary ectopic decidual reaction, prostate yolk sac tumor

Our request this week is for micro images relevant to:

Ovary ectopic decidual reaction
Prostate yolk sac tumor

If you own images of these entities, please email them as attachments to Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, with any corresponding clinical history.  There is no payment for image contributions, but we will acknowledge you as contributor, so please indicate how you want your name to be displayed.

Friday, March 24, 2017

24 March 2017: Jobs Page now has more totals

We are working on making the Jobs page more useful to you.  The table of contents now lists the total number of jobs in each location and by subspecialty, if 1 or more.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

23 March 2017: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Monday, March 20, 2017

20 March 2017: Images needed - breast stromal sarcoma, pleuropulmonary blastoma

In response to a suggestion at USCAP '17, we are starting a new weekly request for images.  If you own images of these entities, please email them as attachments to Dr. Nat Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com, with any relevant clinical history.  There is no payment for image contributions, but we will acknowledge you as contributor, so please indicate how you want your name to be displayed.

Breast stromal sarcoma: Gross and micro images
Lung pleuropulmonary blastoma - type II: gross and micro images
type I: gross images

Monday, March 13, 2017

13 March 2017: Make sure to get our emails!

Please add NatPernick@gmail.com to your SafeList / Address book, so our email subscriptions go directly into your inbox.

Please bookmark and use our Amazon.com link to remember to shop at Amazon.com, and at the same time, help PathologyOutlines.com.  We receive a commission (~ 5%) from all purchases made through this link, whether pathology related or not, at not cost to you.  You get the benefit of wide selection of products and sellers, product reviews, a low price, and the knowledge that you are helping us maintain and expand our free website for the pathology community.

Friday, March 10, 2017

10 March 2017: Thanks for visiting us at USCAP!

We had a wonderful time in San Antonio, Texas at the USCAP meeting. It was great talking to everyone who stopped by the booth. We appreciate all the feedback and suggestions. We posted the pictures that we took on our Facebook page. The next major conference we will be exhibiting at is the ASCP '17 conference in Chicago.

Friday, March 3, 2017

3 March 2017: Amazon Prime members

Are you an Amazon Prime member? If so, you can still use our Amazon link to make your purchases and still have all the benefits of your Prime membership!

3 March 2017: Jobs Report Summary 2016

We have now posted the Jobs Report Summary for 2016, for jobs posted at PathologyOutlines.com. Click here to read the full report. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

1 March 2017: February statistics

February may have been a short month, but we still managed to receive record traffic! Almost 22,000 sessions (visits) per day, with a total 615,665 sessions for the month. We also had records of 253,265 users and 1,543,880 page views.

We hope to meet some of our users at the USCAP conference starting next week. Please visit us at Booth #413 and let us know how we can make PathologyOutlines.com more useful to you.

Monday, February 20, 2017

20 February 2017: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Friday, February 10, 2017

10 February 2017: New Management Articles, Webinar, CME, and Education Product Questionnaires Posted


We have a number of new management articles that have been posted on our Management page. Some of the articles written by Vachette's Mick Raich are, "Examining The Differences Between PQRS And MIPS", "Want To Avoid Medicare Penalties Under MACRA?", and "Commercial Insurers Aim To Lower Lab Reimbursements With Pre-Authorization Programs".
In addition, Roche has a new Lab Leaders webinar they are offering on March 1st and new CME courses offered by ARUP Laboratories were recently posted. You can also see new Education product information posted by Educational Symposia and Oakstone. And, read about Bio SB's new product on our New Products and Services Page.

10 February 2017: Attention Rediffmail users

We have been getting a flood of "bounces" for our subscription emails to Rediffmail accounts.  If you have one of these accounts, and want to continue to receive our emails for Case of the Week, What's New, Jobs, Monthly Website News or our Commercial Email, please provide us an alternative email address via the Newsletters link.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

1 February 2017: View prior Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences pages

We have now posted versions of the Jobs, Fellowships, and Conferences pages as of December 1, 2016, January 1, 2017 and February 1, 2017. We have them posted as far back as January 2012.

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 December 1, 2016: Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences

As of January 1, 2017: Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences

As of February 1, 2017: Jobs, Fellowships, 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 http://pathologyoutlines.com/jobs201604.html.
 
Please contact us with any questions via email at CommentsPathout@gmail.com or telephone at (248) 646-0325.

1 February 2017: New Year Brings Increased Traffic

We are excited that January has started 2017 off with a bang! We are seeing record numbers like:

18,525 sessions (visits) per day (up a record 36% from last year!)
574,275 total sessions (visits)
219,321 users
1,504,401 page views
56,158 visits to the Jobs page
12,020 visits to the Conference page

We continue to convert our topics to the new, cleaner format and hope that it makes it easier and more useful to you.

Monday, January 30, 2017

30 January 2017: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Friday, January 27, 2017

27 January 2017: New Contest

We have a new contest to win a $100 Amazon gift card, which runs through 12 March 2017.  We are looking for the best idea on how to increase Amazon.com sales through our website.  As you may know, if you purchase anything from Amazon, after first going through a link on our website (in the Header, Footer, Books page or a Banner), Amazon pays us ~5% of the purchase price as an "affiliate partner".  We use this money to support our website, and also distribute 10% of what we receive to a designated charity.  Last year, there were about ~2000 items purchased in this way, which is about 5 per day.  With an average daily traffic of over 15,000 sessions / visits, it seems we could do better.  Email NatPernick@gmail.com with your idea on how to get Pathologists to purchase from Amazon.com through our website more often.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

26 January 2017: Pathology Humor

We have started posting submitted Pathology Humor on our Facebook and Newsletter pages once a month.  Email your suggestions to Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

26 January 2017: Feature of Month - Search Books

Find any recent Pathology related book easily with our Books page, with links accessible on the Header and Footer of each page.  Using the Table of Contents, you can search for a book by Publisher, Books Series, Specialty or Date posted.  You can also search by Author or Title using the Search Box.  No other website makes it so easy to see what Pathology books are "out there".  The books also help support our website, because although we don't sell these books ourselves, we link to Amazon.com and some publishers.  Amazon pays us a commission on most purchases, books or otherwise, that were referred to their website by our website.  The publishers pay us a modest fee to link the books to their website.  Let us know if you have any questions or comments.

25 January 2017: Changes to Credit Card Processing

We have now started using Costco / Elavon for online processing of advertising payments on our Advertise page.  This appears to be easier for users, and helps those institutions which could not use PayPal, the prior processor.  There still is an option for payment through PayPal at the bottom of this page.  Let us know at 248/646-0325 of any questions that you have.

Monday, January 23, 2017

23 January 2017: Top Books in 2016

We have updated our Top Books page to reflect the Top 21 books in 2016. These books were bought through the PathologyOutlines Amazon link. We had a few new additions to the Top Books since the last time we updated them in July. Click here to review. Please note, the books on this page are sorted by authors' last name. Below are the Top 5 books purchased in 2016:

1. WHO Classification of Tumours of the Urinary System and Male Genital Organs (IARC WHO Classification of Tumours) - 64 sold

2. WHO Classification of Tumours of the Female Reproductive Organs (IARC WHO Classification of Tumours) - 38 sold

3. WHO Classification of Tumours of the Lung, Pleura, Thymus and Heart (IARC WHO Classification of Tumours) - 38 sold 

4. WHO Classification of Tumours of the Central Nervous System (IARC WHO Classification of Tumours) - 31 sold

5. The Paris System for Reporting Urinary Cytology - 26 sold