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.