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We aims to promote excellence in the practice of pathology and to be responsible for maintaining standards through training, examinations and professional development in Pathology within the constituent region of its core membership for the benefit of patients and the improved understanding of disease throughout the world.

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What type of education and training prepared you for this career field?

In order to pursue a master of medicine degree in any branch of pathology you need an undergraduate medical degree i.e. MBCHH or MBBS.

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What are the specialities involved?

Pathology has several areas of specialization that continue to evolve with advancement in medicine. Broadly, it can be divided into Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.

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What is involved in Pathology?

Pathology is the study of the cause and effects of disease and involves the examination or analysis of?human biological specimens in order to

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About Pathology

Dr Geoffery Omuse, MBChB, MMED (Pathology)

Current Title/Position:
Assistant Professor and consultant clinical pathologist
In charge of the clinical chemistry section
Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi, Kenya

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What is Pathology?

Pathology is a scientific discipline which involves the study and diagnosis of diseases, such as infections and cancers, at the genetic, molecular, cellular, and organ levels. It is also a medical specialty that focuses on making diagnoses, but contrary to popular belief, it is not all about blood tests!

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Thinking of a career in Pathology?

Pathology is a medical specialty that provides the scientific foundation for all medical practice. The pathologist works with all other medical specialties, using the tools of laboratory medicine (histology, cytology, biochemistry, molecular biology, etc.) to provide information essential to problem solving in clinical practice.

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