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Careers in Chemistry - Pathology

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Stephanie Palmero

on 25 April 2012

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Pathology Pathology is the study of disease. This is done by examining bodies (including tissues and bodily fluids). To be a pathologist you have to have an undergraduate (4 years) to get into medical school. After graduating from medical school (another 4 years) you then apply to become a pathologist trainee, where you specialize in a specific pathology field (3 to 5 years). Does that sound like a long time? Well, 11 to 13 years of dedicated study IS a long time. The average salary of a pathologist working in the U.S. is about $250,000. They work in medical and health care sectors in hospitals, clinics, and for the police/government. There are different fields of pathology. Here are a few ... Anatomical Pathology:
diagnosing diseases using microscopes, chemicals, and molecule examinations. Clinical Pathology: diagnosis through laboratory analysis of body tissue or fluids, using chemistry, microbiology, and hematology. Dermatopathology: similar to anatomical pathology, but focuses on skin. Characteristics necessary to become a pathologist are; a dedication to studies, self-dicipline, good communication skills, good tactile skills, and a strong stomach. Occupational hazzard include handling chemicals, handling bacteria, interacting with sick patients, as well as typical science laboratory hazzards. Fortunatly, work places are kept safe by enforcing precautions and safety equipment. Stephanie Palmero SCH3U - Period 2 Molecular Pathology: observes the molecules found in tissues to diagnose a disease. Thank you for reading through this presentation about pathology. Rewards include salary, being a huge help to patients, and the feeling of being in a crime show while performing autopsies. Chemistry is used numerous times by pathologists. When determining the cause of death during an autopsy, chemicals are used to identify what substances the body has come in contact with. A substance left in someone's blood stream reacts with chemicals so it can be seen/identified. Naural chemicals and hormones can be tested for using chemicals, which can inform pathologists what the person's body was doing up until the moment of death. Also, in a laboratory, tissues, fluids, and cells can be tested for bacteria and chemical toxins using chemistry. Challenges of being a pathologist include the long and hard studies, the effort it takes to be hired out of many other applicants, and the amount of information and knowledge needed to complete the work given. Forensic Pathology: deals with determining the cause of death by performing autopsies. “What is Pathology” News Medical
1. Licensed under ‘Creative Commons Attribution-SharedAlike Licence’.
2. An overview of the study of pathology including its definition, fields of study, and tasks performed by pathologists.
3. “...the study and diagnosis of disease through examination of organs, tissues, bodily fluids, and whole bodies (autopsies)... diagnoses are made by pathologists... medical laboratory professionals, and health care consumer organizations”
4. There may be bias in this article. The website focuses on medical information; the information given may be made to make the profession seem different (ex: better, harder or easier) than how it actually is.
“Areas of Study Chart” eINFO
1. Ontario University Application Centre
2. A list of degrees available in universities in Ontario.
3. “Pathologist; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Medical Science”
4. There is no bias on this website.
“How Do I Become a Pathologist?”
1. Fraser Carlton
2. An overview of the process of becoming a pathologist from the perspective of a pathologist.
3. “Check the websites of the Medical Schools that you're interested in... You have to be a doctor, a dentist or a vet before you can become a pathologist”
4. There may be bias as the author is writing his own opinions and experiences.

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“Forensic Pathologist”
1. Author not listed
2. Information regarding the job of a forensic pathologist and information on becoming one.
3. “pathologist courses and programs available… information regarding degrees and certifications”
4. There may be some bias in this website; it is promoting the field of study so the information may sound more positive or appealing than it actu
“Salary – Pathology – U.S. National Average”
1. KeneXa
2. Lists salary statistics (and other career related statistics) based on jobs in the U.S.A.
3. “typical Physician - Pathology in the United States is $248,259”
4. There is no bias in this website
“Types of Pathology” Medical News
1. Licensed under ‘Creative Commons Attribution-SharedAlike Licence’.
2. A definition of some specific fields in pathology
3. “anatomic pathology is a medical specialty that is concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on … examination of organs, tissues, and whole bodies …. Clinical pathology is a medical specialty that is concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on the laboratory analysis … Dermatopathology is a subspecialty of anatomic pathology that focuses on the skin as an organ”
4. There may be bias in this article. The website focuses on medical information; the information given may be made to make the profession seem different (ex: better, harder or easier) than how it actually is.
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