NSW Health Pathology is inviting junior medical officers (JMOs) to join a virtual meet and greet and consider a career in tissue pathology and oncology.
The team of specialised pathologists, or ‘medical detectives’ as they are known, work collaboratively behind the scenes to diagnose and tailor individual treatment plans for patients.
Westmead Hospital tissue pathology and diagnostic oncology clinical director, Associate Professor Elizabeth Salisbury has worked in this field for 30 years and encourages doctors to consider this challenging and rewarding discipline.
“On a day-to-day basis our laboratories provide urgent diagnoses for some of the most complex, critically ill and vulnerable patients,” Elizabeth said.
“Westmead Hospital offers a comprehensive training program in tissue pathology. Our trainees will work alongside pathologists to determine a diagnosis and treatment plans for cancer patients.
“Pathologists also work with physicians to diagnose non-cancer related diseases of the lung, gastrointestinal tract, kidney, skin and many other organ systems.”
As a tertiary centre, pathologists at ICPMR Westmead also provide diagnostic assistance to laboratories throughout the Pathology West network and NSW.
JMOs who are considering a career in this field can tune into the meet and greet.
Event: Anatomical (tissue) pathology meet and greet on zoom
When: Thursday 25 June from 3-6pm
RSVP: NSWPATH-JMOServices@health.nsw.gov.au or 9412 8228 by 18 June to obtain the zoom link
For further information, contact ICPMR tissue pathology and diagnostic oncology, A/Prof Elizabeth Salisbury at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org