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 2019

College Welcome Day: Monday 16th September 2019

Bristol Teaching Week: 09th September – 13th September 2019

An Introduction to Academic Pathology Evening: 10th September 2019

Histopathology Stage A Examination (OSPE)

  • First opportunity – Friday 3rd April 2020
  • Second opportunity – Friday 5th June 2020

Please note, this year RCPath are including one virtual microscopy station in the exam in place of a regular microscope station.

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 2019 – 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: Monday 28th Oct – Friday 1st Nov 2019 , held in Mancehster
  • 3rd block teaching week: Monday 20th – Friday 24th January 2020, held in Newcastle
  • Cytology teaching week: TBC November 2019, held in Wakefield (for trainees in Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle only)


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

  • 2nd block teaching week: 25th – 29th Nov 2019, held in Southampton
  • 3rd block teaching week: 24th – 28th Feb 2020, held in Buckinghamshire


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


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

Courses and Conferences

Molecular Pathology Study Day and Approach to Cut-Up – March 2020. Check the BDIAP website for details

CM-Path Biomarker WorkshopTBC April 2020 at the Royal Society of Medicine in London

Pathological Society Winter meeting (London)21st – 22nd January 2020

IAP/ESP Congress (Glasow)29th August – 2nd September 2020

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
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