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 2017

For national training day enquiries, please email Sam Holden at or Jane Axtell at

Regional training for ST1s commencing August 2017 – 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: 27th November-1st December 2017, held in Manchester
  • 3rd block teaching week: 22nd-26th January 2018, held in Newcastle
  • Cytology teaching week: 6-10 November 2017, 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: 27th November-1st December 2017, held in Southampton
  • 3rd block teaching week: 5th-9th February 2018, held in Buckinghamshire


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

  • 2nd block teaching week: 27th November-1st December 2017, held in Birmingham
  • 3rd block teaching week: 22nd-26th January 2018


London and KSS Cluster:
2017/18 dates to be advised

Courses and Conferences

Molecular Pathology Study Day on 5th March 2018 – BDIAP
Approach to cut-up on 6th March 2018 – BDIAP

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