Monday, September 18, 2017

18 September 2017: Joke of the Month

Joke of the Month, submitted by Dr. Tanager:
Q: Why is cervical HSIL a condescending lesion?
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We need more jokes! Please submit them to natpernick@gmail.com. Thank you!

18 September 2017: Do you need CME?

Did you know that we have a page devoted to posting Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses?  We list CME courses, which often provide SAM, related to Pathology or Laboratory Medicine. You can search by recently posted CME or by subspecialty. Please visit our page here: http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/cme.html.

Friday, September 15, 2017

15 September 2017: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

15 September 2017: Images needed

Our request this week is for images relevant to:

Stomach > Gastritis > Graft versus host disease - gross and micro images

Testis and epididymis > Germ cell tumors > Polyembryoma - micro images


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.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

13 September 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, September 8, 2017

8 September 2017: Images needed

Our request this week is for images relevant to:

STAT6 images for Solitary fibrous tumor of colon (or elsewhere)

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.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

7 September 2017: Are you getting all of our newsletters?

You've signed up for our Case of the Week email, so now what? Did you know about these other email newsletters we offer for free as well?

  • Commercial / Promotions: Commercial emails are sent from time to time, but typically no more than monthly, and include a contest to receive an Amazon gift card just for reading the email. Promotions emails are sent before the USCAP and CAP / ASCP meetings, and list special offers for our visitors. 
  • Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences: Sent biweekly. Lists new postings for Pathologist, PhD and related Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences, CME, Webinars and New Products and Services.
  • Website News and New Books: Sent monthly. Lists new and updated features of the website (see Blog) and new books added to the Books pages.
  • What's New in Pathology: Sent quarterly. Written by members of the PathologyOutlines.com Editorial Board.

To subscribe to any of these simply go to: http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/subscribe.html and follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.

We also post the What's New in Pathology newsletters at the top of this page, so that you can go back and read any you may have missed.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

5 September 2017: Traffic Records for August 2017

We had a record number of Sessions (791,277), Sessions per day (25,525, up 62% from 2016), Users (316,478) and Page views (1,902,629) for August.

Thank you for visiting! We want to make this site as useful as possible for the pathology community - let us know what we can do to improve.

Friday, September 1, 2017

New CME Courses and a New Product Announcement

New courses from USCAP, offering CME/SAM credits, have been posted. 
 
A new product announcement from Roche was also posted. Check out information about their new AVENIO Millisect System here
 

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

30 August 2017: Upcoming Conferences we're attending

Dr. Pernick is attending the 29th European Congress of Pathology in Amsterdam now through Monday morning. If you would like to set up a meeting with him, please email him at natpernick@gmail.com.

PathologyOutlines.com is exhibiting at the ASCP 2017 conference in Chicago, IL on September 6-7th. We are Booth #814. Please stop by, say "Hi" and take a short survey and get a flash drive (while supplies last)!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

22 August 2017: What do you buy through Amazon.com?

As you may know, we receive a commission from Amazon when you use the Amazon links on our website to buy anything through Amazon. We've noticed an increase in purchase of "other items" besides pathology books. So we wondered, what do people like to buy through Amazon? Electronics? Clothes? Office supplies?

Well - no matter what it is you buy, we are always grateful when you go through our website links first. It's an easy way to support PathologyOutlines.com!

Monday, August 21, 2017

21 August 2017: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

21 August 2017: Images needed

Our request this week is for images relevant to:

Thyroid gland, Follicular carcinoma - cytology images

Cervix, Stratified mucin producing intraepithelial lesions (SMILE) - micro images

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.

Friday, August 18, 2017

18 August 2017: Joke of the Month

Joke of the Month: Q: How can you tell when pathologists are extroverts?
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Please email your jokes to natpernick@gmail.com!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

New CME and Management Articles Posted

A couple new CME courses offered by ARUP Laboratories Institute for Learning have been posted.  Most of the CME courses also offer Free SAM credit.

In addition, take a look at the new articles that have recently been posted on our Management page. These articles are written by Vachette Pathology and include "Lab Prior-Authorization Programs Continuing to Evolve" and "What Pathologists Can Expect from the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule."


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

9 August 2017: Improved Cite This Page

We have improved the Cite This Page feature by adding the Author(s) last name and initials.  This feature is located below the Table of Contents on each Topic Page that has been converted to our new format.  We will add the Author(s) names going forward as topics are updated.

Example: 

Sanders MAG. Paget disease. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/breastmalignantpaget.html. Accessed August 9th, 2017. 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

8 August 2017: Top books January - July 2017

We have updated our Top Books page to reflect the top books purchased from our affiliated Amazon link for the first half of 2017! Click here to see which books made the list (listed by last name of the first author).

Thursday, August 3, 2017

3 August 2017: Images needed

Our request this week is for images relevant to:

Liver tumor, Macroregenerative nodule (MRN) - gross and micro images

Kidney tumor, Cystic partially differentiated nephroblastoma - micro images

Colon nontumor, Histoplasmosis - micro images

Lymph nodes - not lymphoma, Adult onset Still's disease (AOSD) - micro images

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.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

2 August 2017: 73% increase in Sessions from July 2016

We are excited to see that traffic to the website is still growing. This July, we saw an increase in sessions (visits) of 73% from July 2016. You can see our other monthly statistics here: http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/monthlystats.php.

Thanks again for using PathologyOutlines.com.

2 August 2017: View prior Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences pages

We have now posted versions of the Jobs, Fellowships, and Conferences pages as of June 1, 2017, July 1, 2017 and August 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 June 1, 2017: Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences 

As of July 3, 2017: Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences 

As of August 2, 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, July 31, 2017

31 July 2017: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July's Features of the Month

We want to highlight some new features that you may not be aware of.  For the Jobs page, we have a new quarterly Jobs Report (link to all Job Reports is near the top of the Jobs page, in orange) that discusses trends in the Job market.  At the bottom of the Search Jobs section is a new feature, Regional totals by subspecialty.  Just use the drop down box to select the Subspecialty.  

The Conferences page now lists conferences by Organization, for those that post a large number of conferences in a calendar year, such as ASCP, CAP and USCAP.   We have also combined Webinars and Conferences on the same page.

There are no structural changes to the Fellowship page, but at this time of year, we tend to make more updates about available openings, so check back often.

You can sign up for the JFC email, sent every 2 weeks, for more updates on Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences.

Monday, July 24, 2017

24 July 2017 - New Jobs Report for Second Quarter of 2017

We have now posted the Jobs Report for the second 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 147 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 15.7% increase from the 127 job postings in the second quarter of 2016. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 147 postings, 140 were for 1 position, 3 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions, and 3 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.  Rest of report.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

20 July 2017: We launched our own YouTube channel

We have posted a new video of a brief discussion with Dr. Pernick about the past, present and future of PathologyOutlines.com. You can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NT4dq57y5IA&feature=youtu.be. We hope to post new videos on a quarterly basis. 


20 July 2017: Joke of the Month

Joke of the Month:

Q: What do you call friendly blood agar?
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Submitted by Dr. Tjarks.

Please submit your jokes to natpernick@gmail.com.

Monday, July 17, 2017

17 July 2017: Amazon Purchases help Make-A-Wish Foundation

Twice a year, PathologyOutlines.com donates 10% of our Amazon commission to a non-profit. For the first half of 2017, we contributed $540 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For the second half of 2017, we will be contributing to the Detroit College Promise, the nonprofit we started that provides scholarships to Detroit Public School students.  To help support these efforts, just use our Amazon.com link on our Home Page or Books pages to buy Pathology books, non Pathology related books or any other items. Thank you!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

13 July 2017: We need your new email address

If your email address has just changed, please let us know.  You can change it yourself by clicking here and fill in the box at the bottom with your current email address, or send an email to NatPernick@gmail.com with the old and new email addresses.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

11 July 2017: Commercial Email winner

Congratulations to Dr. Abha Soni, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland (USA), winner of our Commercial Email contest and a $50 Amazon gift card. Make sure you sign up for this email by clicking here, and when our next Commercial email is sent out, follow the easy instructions to get in the drawing.

Monday, July 3, 2017

3 July 2017: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

Monday, June 26, 2017

26 June 2017: Recent Management Articles, CME, Webinars and New Product Information Posted

We have a couple new management articles that have been posted on our Management page this month. These articles, written by Vachette Pathology, are "Missed Appeals, MUE Denials And More In Vachette's Latest Audit Roundup" and "Salary Study Update: Michigan Pathologists in 2017.


New CME courses offered by ARUP Laboratories Institute for Learning were posted last month. And, we recently posted three new Roche LabLeaders webinars that are free to access and a new product announcement from Olympus.

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!