The main assessment for UK pathology training is the Fellowship Examination of the Royal College of Pathologists (FRCPath). There are two parts to the examination, and trainees are only awarded Fellowship status of the Royal College of pathologists when they have successfully completed both parts. The examination is an assessment of a candidate’s training programme, which resultantly indicates a fitness to practice. In conjunction with this, it signals the entry into independent practice and the beginning of continued professional development.
For doctors on the General Medical Council’s register, the FRCPath examination contributes to the award of the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT). The award of the CCT marks the end point of a defined specialist or specialty training programme in the UK and the individual’s eligibility for appointment to an NHS Consultant post. Success in the FRCPath Part 1 Examination only allows the candidate to apply for Associate membership of the College as well as for the FRCPath Part 2 Examination. In other words, it is not a qualification in itself.
The Yorkshire Histopathology Training Scheme (South) is responsible for delivering teaching that meets the requirements of the GMC approved RCPath curriculum. Included are a broad range of histopathology experiences, with specified experience in, cytopathology, autopsy, paediatrics, and neuropathology. Our aim is to achieve this through the use of the best training resources available, in a way that supports trainees through the RCPath examination structure. Individuals will then be able to find the best consultancy posts to match to their career aspirations.
FRCPath Teaching Time Table (Autumn Term – 2016)
All the Leeds teachings will also be transmitted to Room 1, Post Graduate Education Centre, R Floor, Royal Hallamshire Hospital.