An Internet Pathology Resource
Here are a couple of new websites I'm adding to Pathdoc:
I have been away from Pathdoc for a while due to boards studying, a busy hemepath fellowship and various other things. But now I'm back and I'll try to keep updates coming on a more consistent basis.
Unfortunately, there is no way to sugar coat this: studying for boards is awful. The constant feeling of being overwhelmed, the sheer magnitude of the amount of information you need to know, the realization that you should have studied more during your residency; it all hits you.
Well, it's certainly been a long time since I've posted. But now I have something to post about: boards. In a mere 6 months, I'll be traveling to Tampa to sit for arguably the toughest exam of my education. So how am I preparing for boards? Here is the plan. First, I'm going through all the Osler Review Course notes and lectures. As I go through each topic, I'm going to read and make notecards for the corresponding chapters in The Essentials of Anatomic Pathology by Cheng and Bostwick and Clinical Laboratory Pearls by Jones. Next, I'm considering taking the ASCP Review course in April. Around that time, I hope to be finished with the Osler notes and on to reading some primary texts, notably baby DeMay, Kjeldsberg and Robbins. Finally, in the month before the exam, I plan to review all my notecards, notes, pictures and slides.
I ran across a great immuno program in the CAP Today news publication. Called Immunohistochemistry Vade Mecum (vade mecum is Latin for "go with me"), it is a downloadable program that you can run from you desktop. It's set up just like the Windows help file and it is full of great immuno information. There is also a Pocket PC version and a beta Web-based version. You can download the programs at the following site, which will also be added to my links on the right:
I ran across an excellent article in the Archives that discusses internet resources for pathologists. View the article here. It contains several websites that look excellent. I'll likely be adding many of those to my links on Pathdoc. Also, look for a post outlining which books I like the best for the different areas of path; just in time for the new residents in July!posted by BC | 20:28
Here is a link to the ARUP Guide to Clinical Laboratory Testing. It gives a nice overview of many lab tests and is a nice reference.