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|WikiMD Resources for Pathology|
|Most recent articles on Pathology|
|Powerpoint slides on Pathology|
|Evidence Based Medicine|
|Cochrane Collaboration on Pathology|
| Ongoing Trials on Pathology at Clinical Trials.gov
|Guidelines / Policies / Govt|
| US National Guidelines Clearinghouse on Pathology
|Books on Pathology|
|Pathology in the news|
|Blogs on Pathology|
|Definitions of Pathology|
|Patient Resources / Community|
| Patient resources on Pathology
|Healthcare Provider Resources|
|Symptoms of Pathology|
|Continuing Medical Education (CME)|
|CME Programs on Pathology|
|International / other languages|
|Pathology in the Marketplace|
|Experimental / Informatics|
|List of terms related to Pathology|
Pathology is the study of diseases, the mechanism by which diseases affect people, and the structural and functional changes brought on by these diseases on the human body, and the laboratory examination of samples of body tissue for diagnostic or forensic purposes.
The word pathology derives it's name from pathos which means suffering, experience or disease and logia which means discourse, or study.
Pathology, as a way to study the human body, to understand the disease process has been around for a long time.
Pathology is a broad field that encompases many different branches or fields of study including the following:
- General pathology
- Autopsy and forensic pathology
- Anatomical pathology
- Pulmonary pathology
- Renal pathology
- Surgical pathology
- Clinical pathology
- Molecular pathology
- Cancer pathology
- Chromosome Pathology
- Oral pathology and maxillofacial pathology
- Speech pathology - not a physician level training usually
Medical education in pathology
Pathologists are physicians trained in the field of pathology. In the United States, pathologists have to first complete a 4 year medical school followed by a residency in either anatomical pathology, or clinical pathology which is an additional 3-4 years. Pathologists can choose to get additional specialty training in any of the pathological areas of interest which requires additional training.
Latest research (Pubmed)
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