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




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:  TBC November 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: TBC Nov 2019, held in Southampton
  • 3rd block teaching week: TBC Feb/ March 2020, held in Buckinghamshire


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

  • 2nd block teaching week: TBC November 2019 Birmingham
  • 3rd block teaching week:  January 27th – 31st January 2020. Newmarket.


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

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

Pathological Society Winter meeting – TBC January 2020

Pathological Society Summer meetingTBC July 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