Current ST1 Trainees

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

RCPath  New Trainee Welcome Day:

The New Trainee Welcome Day will be held virtually this year on the  – Tuesday 16 August 2022

(10am – 12pm) – Invites will sent out directly by the college to the trainees

This free event is highly recommended for all new trainees in the pathology specialties. Trainees will get further details in due course.

National training for ST1s commencing August 2022

  • Bristol Teaching Week: 12 – 16 September 2022, University of Bristol.  Will be delivered virtually & Invites will be sent to Trainees by Bristol School.

Programme details  –3 – Teaching Programme for 1st week of Block Teaching 2022

  • An Introduction to Academic Pathology  – ST1 Academic Day is now incorporated into the Autumn NATN meeting. Details TBC.

Regional training for ST1s commencing August 2022 – 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 , _ Both Teaching weeks shall be Virtual 

  • 2nd block teaching week:  28th Nov to 2nd Dec 2022    Regional ST1 Block teaching          Location- Liverpool  
  • 3rd block teaching week:  24th April to 28th April 2023   Regional ST1 Block teaching     Location-  Leeds  


Southern Cluster _Bucks/Oxford, Bristol, Plymouth, Exeter, Southampton and Cardiff:

  • 2nd block teaching week:  27 Feb – 3 March  –  Oxford – Virtual
  • 3rd block teaching week:  TBC


Central Cluster _ Coventry, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Leicester, Nottingham, :

  • 2nd block teaching week: WM block teaching programme 2022  – To be held once a month, as a full day session, on Teams – Invites will be sent out directly 
  • 3rd block teaching week:  Wk. Commencing 23rd January 2023 – Virtually – links will be sent during December 2022.


East of England  _   Cambridge, West Suffolk, Basildon, Watford, Southend, Chelmsford, Colchester, Harlow, Peterborough

  • 2nd Block Teaching Week – tbc
  • 3rd Block teaching Week  – tbc


London and KSS Cluster: TBC

Additional Teaching topic & dates in person: 

Breast Pathology Study Day: Tbc

Lower GI Pathology Study Day:  TBC

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: TBC

Cervical Cytology Course weeks: TBC

Courses and Conferences:

Nottingham FRCPath course- TBC

Molecular Pathology Study Day and Approach to Cut-Up – TBC

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

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

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

CM-Path Biomarker Workshop

Pathological Society Winter meeting (London)

IAP/ESP Congress (Glasgow)

For national training day enquiries, please email Harsha Pancholi at