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3. The reason why the pictures are taught in medical school is not that they expect you to memorize all the differences in all different kinds of disease, but because they want you to understand the concept that a lot of the diseases (especially tumors) are still defined MORPHOLOGICALLY. Why are skin ulcers, stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis, and so on called “ulcers” although their pathogenesis and treatment are completely different? Why is small cell carcinoma called “small”? (What is the definition of “small”?) Then, what is large cell carcinoma? Why can’t you just say colon cancer as just “colon cancer” but have to have more than 20 different kinds of colon cancer? How can they be told apart from each other?

4. As a medical student, try to understand etiology and pathogenesis (especially molecular alterations) more than the morphology of disease. When you read the morphology of a disease and you don’t have any idea what the textbook says, it is okay. If you still hold the enthusiasm to understand the morphology even after you graduate, then, apply for pathology residency. Welcome.