Although one might not immediately see a connection between "relationship-centered" health care and pathology/lab medicine, I would argue that our specialty is very relationship-driven. A good place to begin to explore this topic is the Relationship Centered Health Care website led by Dr. Anthony Suchman. One of the interesting articles in this site is a study of "academic culture." This paper is an unsettling indictment of professional behavior towards each other within our academic medical centers. What can we individually do to improve our day-to-day relationships with our peers? This all seems inimical to the trend of "social networking" and Medicine 2.0.