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 Pathology Day – 2021

RCPath  College Welcome Day:  20 August 2021. Virtual.

National training for ST1s commencing August 2021

Bristol Teaching Week:  06th  – 10th  September 2021.  Delivered virtually Invites will be sent to Trainees by Bristol

An Introduction to Academic Pathology : Academic Pathology Day 2021 – TBC

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

For national training day enquiries, please email Harsha Pancholi at

Regional training for ST1s commencing August 2021 – 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:  31st Jan to 4th Feb 2021          Manchester, virtually
  • 3rd block teaching week:   25th April to 29th April 2021    Newcastle, virtually


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

  • 2nd block teaching week: 22nd – 26th November 2021 Virtual – hosted by Southampton
  • 3rd block teaching week: Mon 28th Feb – Fri 4th March 2022- Virtual. 


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

  • 2nd block teaching week: Starting  August 2021 weekly  – see link for full details – Birmingham – 2021-central-cluster-st1-regional-teaching-ns
  • 3rd block teaching week:  24rd-28th Jan 2022 – Newmarket  – virtual or in person tbc nearer to the time


London and KSS Cluster: Cytology ST1 – ST2 study sessions 2021-22   – virtual 

Additional Teaching topic & dates in person: 

Breast Pathology Study Day: tbc

Lower GI Pathology Study Day: 4 October 2021

Respiratory Pathology Study Day: tbc

Dermatopathology Study Day: tbc

Head and Neck Pathology Study Day: tbc

Gynaecological Pathology Study Day: tbc

Liver Pathology Study Day: tbc

Uropathology Study Day: tbc

Autopsy Pathology Study Day:  21 October 2021

Cervical Cytology Course weeks: 1-5 November 2021, 8-12 November 2021

Courses and Conferences:

Nottingham FRCPath course- 14th March – 25th March (virtual only) – to book –

Molecular Pathology Study Day and Approach to Cut-Up – TBC 2021. Check the BDIAP website for details

CM-Path Biomarker WorkshopTBC 2021 at the Royal Society of Medicine in London

Pathological Society Winter meeting (London)TBC 2021

IAP/ESP Congress (Glasow)TBC 2021

Learning Resources

RCPath Datasets – Essential evidence based guides to specimen dissection, sampling and reporting
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
University of Michigan Virtual Slide Box – 8000+ digital slides across all specialities
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