Derm resident “I couldn’t do pathology, I can’t stand autopsies. I almost passed out during anatomy lab, it was so horrible.”
(pathology residents need to do 50 autopsies in order to be board eligible for anatomic pathology)
Pathology resident “I couldn’t do derm. Rashes in horrible places. Scabies. Stevens Johnson and all the skin sloughing. Now that’s disgusting.”
Each to their own.
Today, I was at the microtome, cutting breast blocks. Turns out they were poorly-processed, because as soon as the section ribbons hit the waterbath, they disintegrated. This happened with the whole case. Aaaargh!
I fixed it, though… Eventually.
And this is where the histology tech goes up to the resident and yells at them for making the sections too thick and the breast doesn’t fix right. And it’s their own damn fault the case isn’t going to come out on time because the blocks need to be reprocessed.
I actually had no idea why sometimes the breast sections come out all effed, I didn’t know they disappeared into the water bath.