Saturday, February 14, 2015

14 February 2015: Author versus reviewer

We are making some minor changes in designating those writing or updating topics in our Textbook.  We will now be calling them "authors" instead of "reviewers", the previous designation.  "Author" is more accurate, particularly when substantial changes are made to the topic.  If the topic has minimal changes by the new author, we may also keep the prior author's name on the topic, to give credit where credit is due.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

12 February 2015: New Mystery Case

We have just posted a new Mystery Case at the bottom left of the homepage.  Can you figure out the diagnosis? 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

10 February 2015: Updated Top Books Page for July - December 2014

We have added more books to the Top Books page for the second half of 2014 (sold at 
20. Gattuso: Differential Diagnosis in Surgical Pathology 

Click here to visit our Top Books page or access the link through our Books page for more information.

Monday, February 9, 2015

9 February 2015: Highlighting your Job ad in our Email Newsletter

Posting a job ad with We feature job ads on our biweekly JFC email on a first come, first serve basis.

Introductory price of $150 extra through the end of April; your total cost for regular ad plus JFC highlight totals $1,000.

When contacting us to post your job, please let us know if you would like your ad also included in the biweekly JFC email!

To post your Pathologist/PhD job or open residency slot, email the text (up to 300 words, preferably in Word format), your logo (optional) and your contact information to with a copy to

Friday, February 6, 2015

6 February 2015: Top Books for July - December 2014

We have now posted the top books sold at through from July - December 2014:

1. Kurman: WHO Classification of Tumours of the Female Reproductive Organs (4th Ed, Vol 6)
2. Cibas: Cytology: Diagnostic Principles and Clinical Correlates
3. Odze and Goldblum Surgical Pathology of the GI Tract, Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas
4. Patil: McGraw-Hill Specialty Board Review Anatomic Pathology
5. Fletcher: WHO Classification of Tumours of Soft Tissue and Bone (4th Ed, Vol 5)
6. Lakhani: WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast (4th Ed, Vol 4)
7. Montgomery: Biopsy Interpretation of the Gastrointestinal Tract Mucosa: Volume 1: Non-Neoplastic
8. Lefkowitch: Anatomic Pathology Board Review
9. Montgomery: Biopsy Interpretation of the Gastrointestinal Tract Mucosa: Volume 2: Non-Neoplastic        
10. Hoda: Rosen's Breast Pathology 

Click here to visit our Top Books page or access the link through our Books page for more information. 

Also, remember to visit for great shopping deals, and support at the same time with any purchase (if you visit Amazon through a link from our website, Amazon will pay us part of their profits on any items purchased, with no extra cost to you)!

6 February 2015: Feature Page

Our Feature page for February is Microscopes / Microscopy Products, and highlights our advertiser OPTRONICS. It also contains an original short article, "Ultrastructural Microscopy: Beyond Light and Cells", by Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. 

6 February 2015: New case of week submissions on HOLD

Thanks for the great response to Case of the Week submissions, but it has been too great!  We have decided to put new Case of the Week submissions on hold, since we now have over 40 cases in the queue.  At 3 cases posted per month, this means new cases will not be posted until at least 13 months in the future.  It also takes a fair amount of time to review each case, and since we are already backed up, it doesn't make sense to spend so much time reviewing cases that will not be posted until well in the future.  When the queue gets to a reasonable length for Cases of the Week, we will resume submissions.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

4 February 2015: More Record Traffic!

In January 2015, we were pleased to see that we broke new records on traffic to our Jobs and Conference pages.  We had 45,766 visits to our Jobs pages and 10,106 visits to our Conference page!  Traffic to our Fellowship pages was the highest it's been since the record in January 2013 (6,843 visits), with 6,648 visits.  Thanks again for making us the "go to" place to find Jobs, Fellowships and Conferences.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

3 February 2015: Our response to your emails

Typically, we respond to emails, particularly relating to ads, within 4 business hours, or 24 hours at the most.  If you don't get a response, please resend, because we make these emails our highest priority, but emails occasionally get lost.

It may take us up to a week to respond to emails about Cases of the Week, image contributions, textbook reviews and other correspondence, because we often have large amounts of these emails, and each email is carefully reviewed.  So for these emails, please be patient, but if you have not received a response within a week, please resend.

3 February 2015: Copyright questions

We have added information about Copyright and, at the bottom of the Home Page, with a link, or you can click here.

We are happy to share use of resources that we own, subject to the terms detailed here.  However, you cannot CUT and PASTE content into your own website.  It may be easy to do, but it is illegal, and will hurt damage your reputation when you are caught.

3 February 2015: Pathologist Jobs Report for Fourth Quarter of 2014 now posted

We have now posted the Jobs report for the 4th quarter of 2014.  It begins:

For this quarter, there were 121 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 68.1% increase from the 72 postings in the fourth quarter of 2013. For all of 2014, there were 351 postings, a 31.5% increase from the 267 postings for 2013 (a full report for 2014 will be posted separately). This may be due to expanded hiring, but we cannot rule out an increase in market share for job ads at We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 121 postings, 111 were for 1 position, 6 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions and 3 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.

For the full report, click here.