Ending fellowship in June 2015 (the only fellowship I have done). I am an AMG. Went to residency at a mid-tier program, fellowship at what everyone would universally recognize as a "top" program. I applied to about 10 different jobs across the country. Most of them were academic, though 2 or 3 were private practice. All but two of them was listed on PathologyOutlines.com at some point (two of them were was just word of mouth at the time I applied, but one was posted on PathologyOutlines later). I heard back from 6 places. One of them declined to interview me, 4 did not respond to me at all, and 5 of them invited for interview (one of them I declined the offer to interview because I aleady had two pending job offers that were looking good to me). Got two job offers (and I speculate that I was about to get a third or fourth), when I accepted one of the two offers.
The job market is not the best, but it is still navigable. From my perspective, the three most important things for getting a desireable job, though not necessarily in this order, are: 1)be an AMG, 2)be a good networker or have good connections, 3)be from a top-tier residency or fellowship program.
126.96.36.199 02:53, March 22, 2015 (UTC)Current hemepath fellow/soon-to-be practicing pathologist
Thanks for sharing your story! This type of discussion is encouraging and I wish more people would post success stories. I believe the job market is on the upswing. Congrats on the job!