Current ST1 Trainees


Here you can find important dates, courses and conferences, useful learning resources, news about and links to professional organisations and societies.

National training for ST1s commencing August 2018

  • College Welcome Day: 29th August 2018

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  • Histopathology Stage A exam (OSPE): Please note, this year RCPath are including one virtual microscopy station in the exam in place of a regular microscope station.
    • First opportunity – April 2019 tbc
    • Second opportunity – June 2019 tbc

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  • Molecular Pathology Module – RCPath curriculum requirement for all ST1s. Free online ‘Introduction to Genomics’ module (complete at own pace – approx 1.5 hours)

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For national training day enquiries, please email Sam Holden at Samantha.holden@mft.nhs.uk or Harsha Pancholi at harsha.pancholi@uhl-tr.nhs.uk


Regional training for ST1s commencing August 2018 – Block teaching weeks

Please see the dates below. For further information about the regional block teaching weeks please speak to your Training School Lead or Educational Supervisor

Northern Cluster (Newcastle, Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester):

  • 2nd block teaching week: 19th – 23rd November 2018 , held in Liverpool
  • 3rd block teaching week: 14th – 18th January 2019, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
  • Cytology teaching week: 12th – 16th November 2018, held in Wakefield (for trainees in Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle only)

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Southern Cluster (Bucks/Oxford, Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, Southampton and Cardiff):

  • 2nd block teaching week:  26th – 30th Nov 2018, held in Southampton
  • 3rd block teaching week: 25th Feb – 1st March 2019, held in Buckinghamshire

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Central Cluster (Coventry, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Leicester, Nottingham, Cambridge and Norwich):

  • 2nd block teaching week: 26th -30th November 2018 Birmingham
  • 3rd block teaching week: 21st- 25th January 2019 Newmarket.

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London and KSS Cluster:
2018/19 dates to be advised


Courses and Conferences

Molecular Pathology Study Day and Approach to Cut-Up – March 2019. Check the BDIAP website for details

Learning Resources

RCPath Datasets – Essential evidence based guides to specimen dissection, sampling and reporting
Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Macropscopic Cut-up Manual
Web Pathology – Thousands of microscopic images with explanations
Leeds Virtual Pathology ST1 Page – Cases from the curriculum and a database of over 7000 pre-diagnosed images
USCAP Virtual Slide Collection – Cases by system from USCAP with extensive discussions
Pathology Outlines – The go-to site for quick summaries of all things pathological
Johns Hopkins Surgical Pathology Cases – Thousands of great cases with images, descriptions and clinical correlation
Libre Pathology – A collaborative wiki for pathology featuring clear concise explanations
Stanford Surgical Pathology – Bullet pointed pathology notes
The Rosai Collection – A comprehensive collection of slides seminars and interesting cases
Utah Webpath – Micro and macro images of common pathology organised by system
Pathkids – Southwest England Histopathology Trainees regional website

Professional Organisations and Societies

The Royal College of Pathologists
The Pathological Society
The Association of Clinical Pathologists
British Division of the International Association of Pathologists
European Society of Pathology