Tuesday, July 17, 2018

16 July 2018: Conversions complete

We have now completed, after 2 years, the conversion of all 7500+ topics to our new Template format. This means every page in our textbook now has a Header and Footer for easier navigation and a more uniform look. We are now reviewing all 30,000+ images to remove bad image links or links to websites that are likely to go bad. We are also actively adding high quality images from our Editorial Board or other contributors.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

11 July 2018: Textbook Updates

We have added new images to the following topics:

Thursday, June 28, 2018

28 June 2018: Searching on our Books Page

When you visit our Books page, you can search by date, publisher, series or subspecialty. Below subspecialty, there is a Search box for you to also search by title or author. Many users didn't realize this great function. Let us know if you cannot find a recently published Pathology book and we will be more than happy to add it.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

27 June 2018: Static menu bar

We now have a static menu bar so that the top of the header with the search box remains in place even if you scroll down on the page. Thanks to the pathologist who suggested this feature.

27 June 2018: Textbook Updates

We have added new images to the following topics:

Monday, June 25, 2018

25 June 2018: Conference vs. Webinar vs. CME

This is how we distinguish a Conference, Webinar and CME course, for posting in the correct place on our website:

Conference: has a date / time and place
Webinar: has a date / time but no place. You can log onto the conference from anywhere.
CME: has no date / time and no place. You can get the CME credit from anywhere by logging onto the site, typically for a two year period.

25 June 2018: New Book Series - Free Books

We have added a new Book Series to the Books Page - Free Books. Currently, there are 3 older editions of WHO Blue Books and we will soon be adding the "How to Be a Lab Director" and "How to be a Lab Biosafety Officer" books. These books are PDFs, and may take extra time to load.

25 June 2018: Our new YouTube videos

View our new YouTube videos by clicking here: PathologyOutlines Channel

Friday, June 22, 2018

22 June 2018: Put your slide collection to use

Do you have a slide collection sitting on the shelf, waiting for you to have the time to do something with it? Of course, you could build a great website, maintain it year after year and eventually be bought out by Google for $50 million, but that doesn't seem probable. We don't want your work to go to waste, and so are creating a Gallery section for images at PathologyOutlines.com. If you have 500+ high quality digital images with diagnoses and captions, we will create a separate page(s) for them with your biography and picture. We will also post the images in the appropriate areas of our online textbook, and put an announcement in our newsletters. As a result, the images will be seen by many of our daily 30,000 visitors, and you can remove this from your "to do" list. Contact Dr. Pernick at NatPernick@gmail.com or 248/646-0325 to get started or with any questions.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

20 June 2018: Textbook Updates

We have added new images to the following topics:

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

12 June 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

12 June 2018: Make sure to get our emails!

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

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.

Friday, June 8, 2018

8 June 2018: Privacy Policy

We have added a page regarding our privacy policy here. You can get to this page from a link at the bottom of any page.

8 June 2018: Improved Board Review Questions

We are improving the Board Review page, particularly the Question Bank, which now has 386 questions. We add ~25 questions a month. We have improved the format so questions are numbered consecutively and there is less clutter from headers. Try it out, and let us know if you have any comments or questions.

8 June 2018: Copyright issues

Image owners are entitled to copyright protection, which means you should not copy their images without their permission or payment. However, some image owners use "extortion companies", which demand money just for linking to a website, which, in our opinion, is perfectly legal. In any event, we are restricting our use of links to images we do not own, and are using the Block Site browser app to ensure we do not link to any site that sells even some medical photos:


We are also removing links to Nature publishing images (including Modern Pathology), because Nature has blocked our website in the past.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018

4 June 2018: May 2018 Website Statistics

We are pleased that traffic to our website continues to increase. In May 2018, we had a record number of home page views (235,437), page views (2,217,179), total sessions (918,716) and sessions per day (29,636) which is an increase of 22% from May 2017.

Thanks for using PathologyOutlines.com for all your pathology needs.

4 June 2018: Books Report - 1st quarter 2018

We have started a quarterly Books report with information for the first quarter of 2018.

It begins:

This is our first quarterly Books report. As of 31 March 2018, we had 1,411 books in our database. New features of the Books pages include counting the number of books in each category of the Table of Contents and listing the specialties and chapters that books are posted under. This latter feature may be particularly useful to publishers to track that their books are posted correctly.

Rest of report

Friday, June 1, 2018

1 June 2018: Instagram

We have now added an Instagram button to the header at the very top of our pages. Please follow us there, as we post interesting pictures from cases we receive.

The link is https://www.instagram.com/pathoutlines/.

1 June 2018: Board Review Questions and Mobile

We now have a direct link to our Board Review Questions from the Mobile Home Page. Currently, we have 378 questions in our bank, and we add 25 questions each month.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

30 May 2018: Comment on Our Website

We have a Comment link, accessible in the Header (top line) and Footer.  If you spot a possible typo or error, or have a comment about a page, please click on the link and tell us about it.  We already know the URL of the page you are at. We would like you to fill in your email address so we can respond, but this is optional.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

29 May 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

29 May 2018: Author Spotlight

Dr. Genevieve Crane has been an author for PathologyOutlines since Summer 2017 and now also serves as Section Editor for Hematopathology.

Dr. Crane is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY
specializing in hematopathology and will be joining the pathology department at Weill
Cornell/New York Presbyterian Hospital as an Assistant Professor this summer. There, she plans to further build her clinical interests in immunosuppression-related lymphomas and will investigate metabolic mechanisms that may underlie viral-driven lymphomagenesis. She also serves as a hematopathology section editor for Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, and is passionate about pathology teaching and outreach through social media (twitter handle: @evemariecrane).

When not working, Dr. Crane enjoys boxing. She became interested in boxing while writing a review on Ramon Guiteras, a turn of the century surgeon with diverse interests and founder of the American Urologic Association. He was reportedly the only man to have knocked down the 1882-1892 heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan. Guiteras later applied his boxing technique to novel surgical approaches (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20620396). While not currently taking on sparring matches herself, she enjoys the intensity and focus boxing training brings her. She also loves dance, roller and figure skating and being outdoors.

Dr. Crane enjoys contributing to PathologyOutlines because it is a worldwide resource that
helps consolidate high yield and up to date information with the potential to serve as a
launching pad for further investigation. Through her work on social media, she has aimed to
present material in a clear, approachable manner with high quality and instructive images. She
is excited to bring these skills to PathologyOutlines to continue to build the excellent content
and utility of the site.

29 May 2018: New Superpages

We have now posted Superpages for all chapters. The Superpage contains information from all chapter topics, in alphabetical order. There is a Superpage for all content, for images and for virtual slides. Thus, you could use it to see all content on the Appendix, all Pancreas images or all Breast malignant virtual slides. The Superpage links appear in the Table of Contents just before the alphabetical list of topics. Note that they only work when accessed from our site - copying the link will not work.

We also updated the related Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences, Cases and CME at the beginning of each chapter, so all should be working.

Monday, May 21, 2018

21 May 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Friday, May 18, 2018

18 May 2018: Lighthouse images

In response to your requests, we are adding the capability of going from one image to the next by clicking on the arrow at the left or right middle edge of the image. This is faster than closing and opening images. To "leave" this effect, click on the "X" at the lower right or click anywhere outside the image.  Try it out on this Kidney page.

18 May 2018: Board Review Questions

We now have over 350 Board Review type questions posted on our Board Review page. We are thinking of grouping chapters by subspecialty. Are there any other changes we can make so this page is more useful to you?

Thursday, May 17, 2018

17 May 2018: Jobs Report from First Quarter of 2018

We have posted the First quarter jobs report from 2018. It is also accessible from the Jobs page by clicking on the orange link. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

15 May 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Monday, May 14, 2018

14 May 2018: Welcome Dr. LeBlanc to our Editorial Board

We are happy to welcome Dr. Robert LeBlanc, M.D., to our Editorial Board. Dr. LeBlanc is currently Assistant Professor at Dartmouth in New Hampshire. He will be our Editor for Dermatopathology topics. Welcome to the Editorial Board, Dr. LeBlanc.

Friday, May 11, 2018

11 May 2018: Reorganization of Biomarkers

We are reorganizing our biomarker chapters over the next few months. CD markers will continue as is. Molecular markers combines Molecular Pathology, the former Chromosomes / Translocation chapter and molecular biomarkers formerly in the Stains chapter. It will take a few months to transfer the molecular biomarkers in the Stains chapter. Let us know if you have any questions.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

9 May 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

2 May 2018: Jobs by Organization

Our Jobs page now lists advertised Jobs by organization, as well as by date posted, location, subspecialty and regional totals by subspecialty. It helps organizations / institutions keep track of all of their jobs. This option is available for institutions that purchase a promotional package of 6 or more job ads. Contact JoyPathOut@gmail.com for more information.

2 May 2018: Textbook Updates

We have added new images to the following topics:

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

1 May 2018: View prior Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences pages

We have now posted versions of the Jobs, Fellowships, and Conferences pages as of March 1, 2018, April 2, 2018 and May 1, 2018. 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, 2018: Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences 

As of April 2, 2018: Jobs, Fellowships, Conferences 

As of May 1, 2018: 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 30, 2018

30 April 2018: Find a Conference to Attend

We list advertised conferences by organization, as well as by location, month and subspecialty on our Conference page, to make it easy for you to find the right one to attend. If you do not see a certain conference listed, please email us at commentspathout@gmail.com and we will contact them.

Please visit us at the Michigan Society of Pathologists conference on May 5, 2018, in Dearborn, MI.

Thank you!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

25 April 2018: Focus on Preinvasive Neoplasia

Dr. Pernick published a Letter to the Editor about how Complexity Theory suggests that tumors with no known intermediate state may, in fact, have preinvasive neoplasia identifiable by molecular patterns, see Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: May 2018, Vol. 142, No. 5, pp. 558-558. Click here for his CV with related publications.

Monday, April 23, 2018

23 April 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

Friday, April 20, 2018

20 April 2018: Jobs Page Information

Do you know for the Jobs page, we now have Regional totals by subspecialty, as well as by location and subspecialty? At the top of the Jobs page, under the heading Search Jobs, there is a subsection for Subspecialties.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

12 April 2018: Book specialties

When you visit our Books page, you will see the specialty listed under the books information. For example:
Annamaria Colao, Antongiulio Faggiano, Wouter de Herder
349 pages, $139, Springer (2018)
Posted February 15, 2018
Listed under: GI

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

3 April 2018: Monthly updates newsletter

We are changing the name of the Website News email blast to Monthly updates, to avoid confusion with the quarterly What's New newsletter. To subscribe to any of our newsletters, click on the Newsletters button in the Header or Footer or click here.

Monday, April 2, 2018

2 April 2018: Traffic increasing

March saw a record number of sessions (905,045) and page views (2,162,466). Traffic is up 23% from March 2017. We are nearing completion of our topic conversions to our new format and continue to add authors to keep the textbook up to date. Thanks again for making PathologyOutlines the #1 website for pathologists.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

27 March 2018: Textbook Updates

We have posted updated reviews of the following topics:

We have added new images to the following topics:

27 March 2018: Make sure to get our emails!

Please add CommentsPathout@gmail.com to your SafeList / Address book, so your subscriptions to our emails 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 16, 2018

16 March 2018: Authoring for PathologyOutlines.com

We are looking for great writers to help update our free online textbook. By becoming an author, you gain international exposure (29,000 average visits per day from 100+ countries) and have publications you can add to the Book Chapter section of your CV. PathologyOutlines has a national and international presence with metrics that can be reported in promotion and tenure dossiers. Please review our author information page at http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/Instructionsforauthors.html, and email your CV to erinthomas3161@gmail.com with your areas of expertise/interest.

You can also find out more by visiting us at the USCAP Annual Conference, Booth # 711.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

7 March 2018: Best Author Awards for 2017

Congratulations to the winners of our top author awards for 2017 at PathologyOutlines.com:

Top faculty author:
  • Nicole K. Andeen, M.D., Assistant Professor, Oregon Health & Science University
Top trainee authors:
  • Daniel Anderson, M.D., MBA, Resident, University of Washington
  • Akira Yoshikawa, M.D., Medical Student, Nagasaki University School of Medicine
  • Anthony Martinez, M.D., Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

We appreciate their hard work and dedication in improving topics with thorough research, careful writing, high quality images and following our procedures. The award was based on nominations by our Editorial Board and staff.

We awarded each of them a $150 Amazon gift card.

Thanks again for doing such a great job!

Would you like to become an author for PathologyOutlines? Find out more information here: http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/authorinformation.html

Friday, March 2, 2018

2 March 2018: Record sessions per day

February may have been a short month, but we got a record number of 29,472 sessions per day. This is a 34% increase from February 2017. To see our other traffic statistics please visit: http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/monthlystats.php.

Thanks again for using our website.

Friday, February 23, 2018

23 February 2018: Updated image policy

Our updated image policy is to rely almost exclusively on images contributed by Authors, our Editorial Board or pathologist contributors. This minimizes bad links because these images are stored on our server. We will also use some images contributed by "preferred sites", including free full text journals, Wikipedia, Webpath, Pathopic, governmental institutions and medical institutions. We are removing Nature links, because they continue to block our website despite our attempts to change this.

If there is a link that you object to for copyright or other reasons, please contact Dr. Pernick directly at NatPernick@gmail.com and we will take the appropriate action. We do not copy images, except for thumbnails with permission. We do not violate copyright laws, and we respond to copyright "shake downs" (demands for payment for linking to images) by reporting the perpetrator to the appropriate authorities (attorney general, local police, Better Business Bureau, attorney grievance board).

Friday, February 16, 2018

16 February 2018: Follow us on Instagram!

We are now active on Instagram @pathoutlines. We will post interesting cases there.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

15 February 2018: Changes regarding Images

In response to users, we are advising Authors to contribute their own images, or those from others who give permission, so they can be posted on our server. These images will not disappear over time. As a result, users will gradually see reductions in images from other websites and fewer bad image links. Even if you are not an author, we welcome you to contribute high quality images of topics not well represented on our website, whether micro, gross, IHC, molecular, EM or clinical. They should be sent as attachments to CommentsPathOut@gmail.com, with a figure legend. Please also indicate the name and institution of the contributor(s).

15 February 2018: New CME page

Our CME page has a cleaner look, and now has 63 offerings. You can search for CME by subspecialty, by organization, by date posted as well as by expiration date (so sign up for CME courses that expire soon).

15 February 2018: 2017 Jobs Summary

We have now posted the 2017 Summary of our Jobs Report. Click here to view the report. It is also accessible from the Jobs page by clicking on the orange link.  It begins:

For calendar year 2017, there were 660 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 15.8% increase from the 570 ads posted in 2016 (see 2016 Jobs Summary). We have excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-pathologist positions. Of these postings, 614 were for 1 position, 21 were for 2 positions, 2 were for 3 positions, 22 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1 and and 1 was for an unspecified number of positions greater than 3.