So there are a number of divisions in pathology. The biggest division is hospital pathology. Where the pathologist looks at the biopsies, do autopsies, find out what's wrong with the patient, look at the chemistry of the body.
And there are separate examinations, board examinations so that in all 24 fields, so that a patient looking for a doctor can tell whether the dermatologist has passed his boards or not and all the specialties have to do you have to show the right training in the medical school, the right training in the residency program and pass various exams. And if so, then one is a diplomate or board certified physician, and that's of importance for others to know the extent of expertise that person has before going to the doctor.
Pathology has three big divisions that I'm involved with. One is anatomical pathology, which has to do with the anatomy of the body. That's where autopsies, looking at biopsies under the microscope and tissues under the microscope, is evaluated to see what the anatomical structure of the body is and what's normal or not, that's anatomical pathology.
Second division will be clinical pathology, which has to do with the chemistry of the body to see what's the blood count and the urine testing, et cetera, which gives us information about body function or organ functions.
And that's the prime role in hospitals, anatomical and clinical pathology. Forensic pathology goes a step further to look into unnatural deaths, accident, suicide, homicide.
92 percent of people in the country die of natural diseases cancers, stroke, heart disease. And that's the expertise of the hospital pathologist, clinical pathology, anatomical pathology.
8 percent die of accident, suicide, homicide and that's specialized training of forensic pathologists. The general in this country there is something like 900,000 physicians, maybe 20,000 are pathologists, less than 400 are forensic pathologists that deal with unnatural death and that's where the forensic pathologist comes in.